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Worth Reading – New Tack in Default Battle: Cutting Mortgage Principal

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Reducing the principal on mortgages is “a last resort,” says Paul Koches, executive vice president at Ocwen Financial Corp., a West Palm Beach, Fla., loan servicer that has shrunk the amount owed on 10,884 delinquent mortgages as of Sept. 30. That is 23% of all the loans modified by Ocwen so far this year. Ocwen estimates the company’s foreclosures result ... Read More »

Citigroup to Say Goodbye to 39,500 More Workers

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Kerthunk! That’s the sound of the other shoe dropping on Citigroup. I thought I was ahead of the game when just last week I wrote Citibank to Fire 10,000 Workers And Raise Your Interest Rates. Well at least I got the raise your rates part right. Seems I was off by about 38,000 more Citigroup and Citibank employees that won’t ... Read More »

Archeologists Finds 3,000-Year Old Credit Card Bill

Earliest Known Credit Card Statement

An Israeli archeologist has discovered what he says is the earliest-known Hebrew text, found on a shard of pottery that dates to the time of King David from the Old Testament, about 3,000 years ago. Carbon dating of the ostracon (meaning “statement”), along with pottery analysis, dates the inscription to time of King David, about a millennium earlier than the ... Read More »

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