In a largely token vote, the House on Wednesday declined to override
President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that could have facilitated
the processing of home foreclosure documents.
The number of Americans at risk of foreclosure improved slightly over
the summer but hardly enough to suggest the crisis in the housing market
is close to over.
Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately
hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims
by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress.
The number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines.
It's becoming a little bit easier for credit card holders to understand interest rates and penalty charges.
Most U.S. homeowners should get some relief on their heating bills this winter. Gas prices are dropping.
Housing analysts say scandalous bank procedures threaten to further unhinge the housing market.