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CNNMoney: Big states set to make mortgage deal realupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 08:44:00

Some relief for more than a million beleaguered homeowners appears to be at hand, as New York and California will join just about all the other states in a $26 billion foreclosure settlement with the nation's largest banks, according to a person familiar with negotiations.

2010: Salute to Times Square heroesupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 17:48:00

CNN's special salute to two New York City vendors who alerted police and helped avert the Times Square bombing.

Vendor who alerted police to Times Square car bomb to run for Congressupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 17:48:00

One of the street vendors who alerted police to a smoking vehicle in Times Square that was later found to be carrying explosives says he's planning to run for Congress.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure deal has 40 states, but others balkupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 07:24:00

More than 40 states have signed on to a draft settlement with the nation's largest banks aimed at helping homeowners struggling with loans bigger than the value of their homes.

CNNMoney: Finally, a foreclosure settlement (Maybe)updated: Fri Feb 03 2012 05:19:00

States have until late Monday to agree to the latest draft deal aimed at relieving homeowners struggling with mortgages bigger than their home's value.

CNNMoney: Push to help homeowners continuesupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 18:20:00

As regulators and attorneys general continue a year-long push to deliver help for homeowners, some left-leaning groups on Monday warned against any deal that protects banks against lawsuits.

Mississippi voters can decide 'personhood' of the unborn, court rulesupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 19:47:00

Voters in Mississippi will be given a chance to decide whether life begins at conception, a controversial abortion-related ballot initiative that the state's highest court has refused to block.

CNNMoney: 2011 budget cuts revealedupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 16:50:00

Lawmakers lifted the curtain Tuesday on a 2011 spending plan that will slash nearly $40 billion -- cutting back on a wide range of programs and services including high-speed rail, emergency first responders and the National Endowment for the Arts.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure probe: Problems aren't 'systemic'updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 11:05:00

A federal probe investigating five large mortgage servicers has found some improper foreclosures, but officials have yet to find systemic, "structural" problems with processing, according to the U.S. Housing Secretary.

Making transportation eco-friendlyupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 10:17:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes reports on one architect's groundbreaking ideas in urban planning.

Transit guru: My life in the bus laneupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 10:17:00

I had been standing on the street with Jaime Lerner for less than one minute when a stranger stopped to greet him.

Beachfront homeowners lose at Supreme Courtupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 17:22:00

Owners of private waterfront property don't have title to beachfront land restored by the state, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that pitted resort-town homeowners against Florida conservation officials.

Plan turns dirty drains into bike pathsupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 06:15:00

A local project in India aims to clean Delhi's extensive network of drains and turn them into cycle routes and parks.

Sewage streams into scenic parks? One man's goalupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 06:15:00

Walking is a perilous endeavor in New Delhi's traffic bedlam.

Fortune: Can farming save Detroit?updated: Tue Dec 29 2009 11:36:00

John Hantz is a wealthy money manager who lives in an older enclave of Detroit where all the houses are grand and not all of them are falling apart. Once a star stockbroker at American Express, he left 13 years ago to found his own firm. Today Hantz Financial Services has 20 offices in Michigan, Ohio, and Georgia, more than 500 employees, and $1.3 billion in assets under management.

Justices debate rights of beachfront land ownersupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:45:00

The Supreme Court wavered like the tides Wednesday in an unusual dispute over whether owners of private waterfront property were unfairly deprived title to land that touches the ocean.

Explainer: What is Dubai World?updated: Fri Nov 27 2009 11:37:00

Dubai World is Dubai's standard bearer for global investments.

U.S. says detained scholar poses 'no threat' to Iranupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 14:47:00

The United States on Tuesday expressed its deep concern about an Iranian-American scholar who was recently charged in connection with post-election violence in the Islamic republic.

No deal yet to buy land for 9/11 memorialupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 01:50:00

The government is delaying legal action against Pennsylvania landowners who haven't yet agreed to sell their land for a memorial to victims of United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, federal officials said Friday.

An emotional fight over land for Flight 93 memorialupdated: Fri May 29 2009 18:57:00

A chain link fence now stands between Tim Lambert's land and the impact site of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed here on September 11, 2001. The property has been in Lambert's family for almost 80 years.

U.N. warns of Jerusalem housing crisisupdated: Fri May 01 2009 10:01:00

Thousands of Palestinians are facing a housing crisis because of inadequate urban planning by Israeli officials who run the east Jerusalem region, a U.N. report shows.

CNNMoney: Qualifying for a low-down FHA loanupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 15:17:00

Mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration can be a lifeline for low-income or high-risk borrowers. These loans have tiny down-payment requirements, competitive rates and easy credit-score hurdles.

Bank rescue working?updated: Mon Apr 06 2009 15:17:00

Is the government's plan to fix America's banking industry working?'s Colin Barr explains.

Green jobs in focus as task force on middle class begins workupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 18:45:00

President Obama's task force on the middle class formally began its work Friday, focusing its first meeting on green jobs and how they might strengthen the economy and the middle class.

The island paradise built on a garbage dumpupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 11:42:00

Garbage dumps are generally not associated with thriving coral reefs, vast mangrove plantations and rare bird species.

Palin's project stirs debateupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 16:40:00

It's called her legacy and her passion, but one of Sarah Palin's biggest mayoral projects remains controversial.

Palin's hometown legacy left trail of legal billsupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 16:40:00

The sports complex that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's supporters call her most visible legacy as mayor of her hometown left the town paying inflated prices for the land and huge legal bills, according to court records.

Disappearing hutongsupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 11:29:00

Mike Meyer, a resident of Beijing's Dashilar neighborhood, talks about an alley that faces demolition.

Beijing's past faces its futureupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 11:29:00

As in Rome and Athens, ancient relics in Beijing stand in stark contrast to the highways, buildings and vehicles of the modern age. At Beijing's Jianguomen, the fortification-like Ancient Observatory -- dating from 1442 during the Ming Dynasty -- dodges the overpasses of the Second Ring Road while standing within steps of a subway station.

CNNMoney: New Fed rules miss one key lending abuseupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 16:42:00

Mortgage brokers and loan officers are getting paid fat fees by lenders to put unsuspecting borrowers into expensive loans. And the new lending rules issued last week by the Federal Reserve do nothing to stop this abusive practice. Bush Chooses New HUD Chiefupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 18:00:00

President Bush on Friday chose SBA Administrator Steve Preston to lead the government's housing agency at a time of crisis in the industry, praising him as a skilled manager

HUD secretary resignsupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 13:42:00

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announces his resignation amid ethics investigations.

HUD chief resigns amid ethics investigationsupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 13:42:00

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson resigned Monday, amid multiple ethics investigations and criticism from top lawmakers.

Fortune: Building Shanghai's tower of powerupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 05:53:00

Before following his father into the property business, Minoru Mori dreamed of becoming a novelist. So when he returned from an October 1993 visit to Shanghai talking excitedly of a plan to construct the world's tallest building on the impoverished east side of the city's Huangpu River, rivals in Tokyo snickered that Mori had rekindled his interest in fiction. How Green is Your Neighborhood?updated: Wed Dec 19 2007 18:00:00

If we're using fluorescent bulbs and solar panels, but taking 14 car trips a day, how eco-friendly is our lifestyle, really?

Money Magazine: Hope Now faces big challengesupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 14:36:00

A key component of the Bush Administration's plan to help troubled homeowners is already under pressure: finding qualified counselers. The New Science of Parkingupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 13:00:00

Big cities are turning to new technologies and theories to try to relieve an old problem: traffic congestion

Fortune: Bangalore's Autobahnupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 15:49:00

Far from his 18th-century colonial mansion in Philadelphia, Ashok Kheny has been waging a ten-year battle to build a $600 million, 111-kilometer toll road connecting Bangalore to Mysore, the second...

Playing the leak gameupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 09:17:00

There was some last-minute drama in Washington before yesterday's release of the long-awaited report by Independent Counsel David Barrett. Sources close to the three-judge panel overseeing the report say that the panel's members were furious about leaks to the press previewing the report's contents. The report, detailing an organized attempt by Clinton administration officials to shut down an Internal Revenue Service investigation into possible tax violations by President Bill Clinton's secretary of housing and urban development Henry Cisneros, was to be released at 9:00 a.m. Thursday. The day before, late in the afternoon, word went out from the judges to the Independent Counsel's office that the release would be delayed.

Business 2.0: Building a New New Orleansupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

Even before Katrina hit, the Gulf Coast Belt was the megapolitan with the cloudiest forecast, especially in its poorer eastern half. During the past few years, New Orleans's population declined and...

Business 2.0: The Next Real Estate Boomupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

Nearly 20 years ago, Mike Ingram, almost broke, took the gamble of a lifetime. He packed his wife and six children into an Oldsmobile and U-Haul and drove 1,000 miles to Phoenix, leaving his life i...

Money Magazine: Retire on the Houseupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

If your nest egg isn't big enough to support the retirement lifestyle you aspire to, you may be sitting on a valuable asset that can help you bridge the financial gap: your house. Buoyed by the 65%...

Fortune: Businesses Buy the Rodgers Report Fran Rodgers created the family-friendly workplace and got rich doing it. updated: Mon May 15 2000 00:01:00

Back in the 1960s, Fran Rodgers was the envy of her classmates at Barnard College. After graduating at age 20, she was going to change the world. First came a job with the U.S. Department of Housin...

FSB: The Rodgers Revolt Fran Rodgers created the family-friendly workplace and got rich doing it. so After 20 updated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

Back in the 1960s, Fran Rodgers was the envy of her classmates at Barnard College. After graduating at age 20, she was going to change the world. First came a job with the U.S. Department of Housin...

Money Magazine: SHOULD I SAVE FOR MY KIDS' COLLEGE BILLS THROUGH AN UGMA OR A TRUST?updated: Wed May 01 1996 00:01:00

Q. I established a Uniform Gifts to Minors Account (UGMA) at a mutual fund for college savings for my daughter. Now my wife and I just had twin boys, and I want to start saving for them too. But in...

Fortune: THE GHETTO'S HIDDEN WEALTH Believe it or not, great business opportunities beckon in the inner cities, especially for retailers updated: Mon Jul 29 1991 00:01:00

INSTEAD OF VIEWING America's inner cities as doomed urban wastelands, think of them as undeveloped countries, like Peru or Poland or Bangladesh. With that perspective in mind, what's the best way t...

Fortune: Sex at the SEC, Washington learns from the Mafia, a couple of big Dukakis fans, and other matters. THE OTHER HUD SCANDALupdated: Mon Jan 15 1990 00:01:00

What has gone before: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is rocked by scandal. It seems that ''influence peddlers'' have actually exerted influence on certain HUD decisions. Led b...

Fortune: A TIME BOMB FOR U.S. TAXPAYERS The government guarantees millions of mortgages, bonds, deposits, and student loans. These liabilupdated: Mon Oct 23 1989 00:01:00

TIRED OF worrying about America's budget deficit? Now you can start worrying about the vast sums that are not on the budget. Uncle Sam's off-budget guarantees will climb from $2.1 trillion in 1980 ...

Fortune: NICE PROFITS FROM BETTER CITY LIFE The new No. 1 U.S. commercial developer, Maguire Thomas Partners, helps solve urban problems.updated: Mon Oct 09 1989 00:01:00

ONCE UPON a time in urban America, when greedy developers were ravaging the land, paving paradise for parking lots, and tearing down historic landmarks for pricey office buildings, a couple of fell...

Money Magazine: THE BEST WAYS TO HELP FINANCIALLY Cash handouts may not be the ideal solution. Helping your parents make the most of their own aupdated: Sun Oct 01 1989 00:01:00

If you are helping your parents with their medical care or such everyday chores as shopping and housekeeping, chances are you regularly give them some financial support as well. Or if you don't do ...

Money Magazine: The Best Place ''SEATTLE FITS WITH MY ENERGIES,'' SAYS A BOOSTERupdated: Fri Sep 01 1989 00:01:00

When Nasser Ordoubadi, 33, moved from New York City to Seattle in 1984, he planned to stay only one year to complete his internship at Virginia Mason, one of the city's leading teaching hospitals. ...

Fortune: HOW ST. LOUIS TURNED LESS INTO MORE Never mind an exodus of population and jobs unmatched among large U.S. cities. Thanks to darupdated: Mon Dec 23 1985 00:01:00

FOR A CITY that not long ago seemed to be sliding irreversibly, with a population down to half its 1950s peak, St. Louis suddenly looks like a place with a future. Thanks to successful business ini...

Fortune: How to Cut the Budget: Third of a Series LET'S GET STINGY WITH BUSINESS AND CITY HALL The federal government can cut the deficitupdated: Mon Apr 01 1985 00:01:00

IN THE THICK undergrowth of federal spending, subsidies to business and state and local governments are some of the hardiest forms of plant life--and the most in need of weeding. They will have cli...

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