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Bank to pay minority borrowers $2.85 million

Chevy Chase Bank agreed to pay $2.85 million to Black and Latino borrowers, following allegations of discriminatory home lending practices. The Maryland-based bank joins Wells Fargo and Bank of America as banking institutions that paid out million dollar settlements in ...

Yes, the rich are getting richer

A new report confirms the old saw: The rich are getting richer. According to a report titled, Striking it Richer: The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, “From 2009 ...

Economic mobility, middle-class communities

Since the onset of the foreclosure crisis, research reports from esteemed universities and policy institutes have documented what went wrong. A new report offers us a different perspective, one that views the creation of a strong middle class as the ...

From foreclosed borrowers to homeowners

In the aftermath of more than 2.5 million foreclosures, the Federal Housing Administration is now offering a homeownership program that will put previously troubled borrowers on a fast-tracked return to the homeownership market. The new program, known as “Back to ...

Engineering solutions for DFW’s biggest challenges

Water conservation, environmental safety and restoration, as well as education in science, technology, engineering and math, have been at the top of the state’s list of concerns in regard to the immediate and distant future of Texas. Behind the scenes, ...

Mentoring Rwanda, Afghanistan entrepreneurs

With a mission to empower women who have suffered oppression and marginalization, and whose homelands have been devastated by genocide, war and poverty, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women held its Peace Through Business program last month. Founded in ...

Two brothers battle to make a difference

When you think of cable television in the late 1970s, what comes to mind? Dallas? Fantasy Island? The Incredible Hulk? The A-Team?

Study says housing discrimination still prevalent in U.S.

Hispanics, Asians and African Americans who are looking to purchase a home still face discrimination in subtle forms, according to a new national study. According to the study commissioned by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, minority customers ...

The first secret: safety

Last week we introduced The Seven SECRETS of Money Masters. Today we will begin with the first secret: safety.

GrowSouth plan reaches level two

Mayor Mike Rawlings hosted the GrowSouth 2 presentation at the Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park on May 7. It was an informational event that focused on the current state of the GrowSouth Southern Dallas economic development plan, which was ...

Find the Right Investments in This Market Environment

(Family Features) Investor optimism is on the rise, according to a recent study from investing services company, Scottrade, Inc.

It seems the estate tax will return with a vengeance in 2013

The death tax is viewed by many Americans as the most pernicious, noxious and insidious tax contained in the entire US tax code.

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