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A landmark, multi-state settlement has been reached with Countrywide Home Loans, Countrywide Financial Corporation and Full Spectrum Lending that is expected to provide up to $8.68 billion of home loan and foreclosure relief nationally. "With this settlement, homeowners will receive direct relief from the catastrophic damage caused by Countrywide," said Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr., a co-leader of the negotiations for the states. "Countrywide's lending practices turned the American dream into a nightmare for tens of thousands of families by putting them into loans they couldn't understand and ...
As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,846,293, while a July 2008 estimate placed the population at 3,010,759, making it the second most populous county in California, behind Los Angeles County and ahead of San Diego County . The county is famous for its tourism, as the home of such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm , as well as several beaches along its more than of coastline. It is also known for its affluence and political conservatism . In fact, a 2005 academic study listed three Orange County cities as being among America's 25 "most conservative," making it the only county in the ...
“Tea Bagger” Twisted Dupes to the Plutocracy – Our Forefathers Are ...
Response to “The Start of the Second American Revolution?” by Paul Joseph Watson Issue 3 August 2009 The Sovereign – Hey “Tea Bagger” Twisted Dupes to the Plutocracy – Our Forefathers Are Not With You Nor Are “We” the People! by Andrew H. Dral We have it in our power to begin the world over again. Thomas Paine A version of this article was published in Issue 17 January 2010 of The Sovereign -- a small New York monthly. It was written in response to an article written by "Tea Bagger" Paul Joseph Watson Issue 3 August 2009 of The Sovereign. You might find this updated version of interest. I found Mr. Watson’s diatribe ... market research, surveys and trends
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2. At the very outset, it is my fervent duty to thank the people of this country who gave a resounding mandate to His Excellency the President at the Presidential Election concluded in January 2010 and the United People�s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the General Election concluded in April 2010. The landslide victory at both elections is a clear endorsement of policies pursued by the government since 2005 under the leadership of His Excellency the President. Almost two thirds of our voting population placed confidence in the bold leadership of His Excellency the President in the successful elimination of LTTE terrorism and ... market research, surveys and trends


Minnesota Commerce : Crack Down on Sham Title Insurance Affiliations
(St. Paul, MN) - The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today that it is cracking down on a kickback scheme in which title insurance companies set up sham affiliated businesses with real estate agents, mortgage originators and developers in order to get around state and federal laws prohibiting direct payments for referrals. Today's actions are part of a year long investigation by the Department of Commerce that will result in additional enforcement actions. The department is working in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The department announced four separate enforcement ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
$13 Million Settlement
Household Finance Corporation (HFC) has agreed to pay an estimated $13 million to Massachusetts consumers and revamp its business practices to settle allegations of predatory lending, Attorney General Tom Reilly and Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks Thomas J. Curry announced today. The settlement, reached between Attorneys General and banking and financial regulators from 44 states, the District of Columbia and Household Finance, will return approximately $484 million to consumers across the United States - including more than 7,000 consumers in Massachusetts. The landmark settlement is the largest in a consumer lending case ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Cantwell Switches, and Financial Reform Gets Closer
Maria Cantwell intends to vote for the bill, her spokesman tells me. She was won over by a letter from Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, in which he reassured her the language regulating derivatives is sufficiently clear and enforceable. Cantwell voted against the original Senate version because of concerns that there were loopholes in that portion of the legislation. Her vote means Democrats will only need to win over two of the four fence-sitting Republicans to clear procedural hurdles in the Senate. Susan Collins has already suggested she's inclined to support the bill, leaving Olympia Snowe, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Stocks, Commodities, Dollar Drop on Concern Recovery Is Slowing
July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Stocks, commodities and the dollar slumped as data on manufacturing, jobless claims and home sales fueled concern the economic recovery is faltering. The yen surged to a seven-month high versus the U.S. currency. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell for the fourth straight day, losing 0.3 percent to 1,027.37 at 4 p.m. in New York, its lowest close since Oct. 2, 2009, after sinking as much as 1.9 percent earlier. The MSCI World Index of 24 developed nations slipped 0.4 percent to a 10-month low. Oil and copper tumbled at least 2.5 percent. The euro rallied against the dollar as a Spanish bond sale met ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Consumer Protection Bulletin - Consumer Bulletin 6
who had home loans with Household Finance or Beneficial Finance will be ... Household International. This payment stems from the landmark settlement between ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
President Bush Signs Landmark Protection For Americans With ...
Structured Settlement Association: President Bush Signs Landmark Protection For Americans With Disabilities Who Receive Structured Settlement Payments WASHINGTON, Jan 23, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- On January 23, 2002, President Bush signed into law HR 2884, the federal tax relief package for victims of the September 11 tragedies. A key provision of that bill is a "landmark protection for Americans with disabilities who receive structured settlement payments," according to Andrew J. Larsen, president of The National Structured Settlements Trade Association ( ) and executive vice president of GE Financial. technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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