The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. Also, it could mean financial hardship for some federal government employees facing mortgage payments without their regular paychecks. Here's how the shutdown is affecting home buyers and homeowners — and what you can do about it.If you're getting an FHA, VA or USDA loanIf you're getting a Federal Housing Administration or Department of Veterans Affairs loan, it's likely you can expect delays in the underwriting process, and it's possible your closing date will be pushed back as well.There's good news for most FHA-qualified home buyers: Single-family FHA loans are being funded, even during the shutdown. FHA home equity conversion mortgages (known as reverse mortgages) and FHA Title I loans (financing for permanent property … [Read more...] about What the government shutdown means for your mortgage
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Published 5:41 pm PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2018 photo, Elizabeth Crow, Ellabeth Lodermeier's niece, talks about her brief memories of her aunt at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Crow was 7-years old when Ellabeth disappeared in 1974. Elizabeth's mom, Sandra Herman, never stopped trying to get answers to her sister's murder. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP) less ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2018 photo, Elizabeth Crow, Ellabeth Lodermeier's niece, talks about her brief memories of her aunt at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Crow was 7-years old ... more Photo: Briana Sanchez, AP Photo: Briana Sanchez, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this … [Read more...] about What happened to Ellabeth Lodermeier?
WASHINGTON ― Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) acknowledged Thursday that she has a document concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that she has so far refused to share, despite behind-the-scenes requests to do so from her fellow Democrats on the Senate judiciary committee.“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Feinstein said in a statement. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”The California Democrat, who is the senior minority member on the committee, had thus far refused to answer questions about the document, which was first reported by The Intercept. 23 PHOTOS Inside Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing See Gallery Inside Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing WASHINGTON, DC - … [Read more...] about Secret document on Brett Kavanaugh referred to the FBI
Chronicle Staff Published 11:33 am CDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who received the longest sentence in one of the nation's most notorious corporate fraud cases, was recently released from a minimum security federal prison camp in Alabama to a halfway house. PHOTOS: The Enron Scandal In total, 32 people and one firm had charges brought before federal courts stemming from the energy giant's fallout. >>See what happened to some of the biggest players in the Enron scandal. less PHOTOS: The Enron Scandal In total, 32 people and one firm had charges brought before federal courts stemming from the energy giant's fallout. >>See what happened to some of the biggest players in ... more Photo: Dave Rossman, Special To The Chronicle Ken Lay was the chief executive officer for Enron, and like former Enron President Jeff Skilling, he became one of the … [Read more...] about See what happened to key players in Enron scandal
Renae Merle, The Washington Post Published 10:53 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a fierce confirmation struggle in the Senate, where liberal Democrats are preparing a campaign to block a nominee with decades of experience in homeland security but with little known record on financial regulation. Democrats fear Kathy Kraninger, 43, is being brought in to oversee a pull back of the CPFB, continuing a path laid out by interim director Mick Mulvaney. As they fight her nomination, they have pounced on her lack of experience in financial regulation. "I've not heard her make her case. Nothing I've seen makes me think that she should have this job, except she's such an ally, she's worked for Mulvaney and that tells me a lot," said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee. "She will have a challenge because it's clear that rank-and-file Republicans want to … [Read more...] about Democrats plan fierce opposition to Trump nominee to lead consumer bureau