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Neel Kashkari

Minneapolis Fed Chief: Break Up the Too Big to Fail Banks

In his first speech as the new president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, Neel Kashkari took on a strikingly political edge by complaining about the limits in enforcing the Too Big to Fail (TBTF) aspect of a Dodd-Frank Act.

Mortgage rates experienced very mild upticks in the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) released by Freddie Mac

Mortgage Rates Experience Anemic Rise

Mortgage rates experienced very mild upticks in the latest

Two new data reports offer very different views of today’s housing scene, with one showing a vibrant swirl of activity and another warning of a flattening market

Just How Healthy is the Housing Market?

Two new data reports offer very different views of today’s housing scene, with one showing a vibrant swirl of activity and another warning of a flattening market.

The Federal Reserve has taken a look at the U.S. economy and decided that it was not the right time to enact another rate hike

Fed: No Rate Hike Today

The Federal Reserve has taken a look at the U.S. economy and decided that it was not the right time to enact another rate hike.

As five Northeastern states hold presidential primaries today, Democratic aspirant Bernie Sanders floated a very familiar name as a potential running mate if he gained that party’s nomination

Sanders Floats Warren’s Name as Potential Running Mate

As five Northeastern states hold presidential primaries today, Democratic aspirant Bernie Sanders floated a very familiar name as a potential running mate if he gained that party’s nomination.

NAHB Remodelers Index Finds Quarterly Slowdown

The remodeling market is slowing down a bit, but it is not stopping, according to the latest

People trying to buy their first home are facing an increasingly expensive housing market, with home values on entry-level homes rising the fastest in more than half of the major metro areas

First-Time Buyers Facing Higher-Priced Housing Market

People trying to buy their first home are facing an increasingly expensive housing market, with home values on entry-level homes rising the fastest in more than half of the major metro areas.

The latest housing data shows dramatic changes in the behavior of current and potential homeowners

Fewer Mortgage Delinquencies and Cash Sales

The latest housing data shows dramatic changes in the behavior of current and potential homeowners.

Treasury Releases $1B from Hardest Hit Fund

The Department of the Treasury has announced the final allo

A new study commissioned by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s business operations, concluded that current and prospective homeowners are extremely optimistic about the U.S. real estate market

Buffett-Backed Survey: Homeowner Confidence is Strong

A new study commissioned by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s business operations, concluded that current and prospective homeowners are extremely optimistic about the U.S. real estate market.

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