Headline News Archive

2008

October

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  • Mixed signals for mortgage giants. Reading the latest report from the federal regulator running mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could give you whiplash. Fannie Mae and Freddie
  • Law equalizes coverage for mental care. An estimated 113 million Americans, including hundreds of thousands in the Washington region, will receive better insurance coverage for their mental health and substance abuse problems
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  • Europe prepares consumer rights plan. The European Commission will release a proposal on Wednesday to guarantee consumer rights across the 27-nation bloc, a move that is expected to help spur
  • Fears of recession deepen as markets plunge. The collapse of stock markets worldwide Monday reflects deepening concerns that government intervention won't be enough to stave off a potentially severe global recession. "Recession
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  • Rescue sweetened with tax incentives. The House of Representatives yesterday approved $107 billion in tax breaks for businesses and consumers as part of a sweeping financial rescue package designed to stave
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  • Wells Fargo to acquire Wachovia. In an abrupt change of course, Wachovia Corp. said today it agreed to be acquired by Wells Fargo & Co. in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal, wiping
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  • No silver bullets here. To hear it from critics on the left and right, the Bush administration and legislative leaders were in such a rush to pass a "$700 billion
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  • La economía familiar y la crisis. Muchos norteamericanos están observando nerviosamente los grandes altibajos de la Bolsa de Nueva York tratando de detectar indicios del colapso de Wall Street, pero

September

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  • Bailout bill to go to House. Saying the nation's economy is on the line, congressional leaders are pushing for a vote today on a $700-billion plan to end the financial system's
  • What's next for WaMu customers?. These are nail-biting times for bank customers. On Thursday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized the assets of Washington Mutual, the nation's largest savings
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  • WaMu sold to Chase. In the biggest bank failure in U.S. history, Washington Mutual Bank was seized late Thursday by federal regulators and immediately sold to JPMorgan Chase &
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  • Aetna to let outside doctors decide. Aetna Inc., the third-largest U.S. health insurer, will let outside doctors decide whether to cancel coverage for sick customers suspected of obtaining policies through
  • Registry for wrecks back on track. On Monday a federal judge ruled in favor of consumer groups and gave the government a deadline to finally implement a law Congress passed in 1992.
  • The Crisis and your pocketbook. The government's complicated financial intervention has left many everyday consumers and investors curious about the impact on their pocketbook. Today, The Post is starting a
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  • Seguros de salud privados. En un mercado muy competitivo, en el que los prospectos de los seguros de salud usan un lenguaje complicado y técnico (y los vendedores
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