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President Donald Trump speaks about coronavirus testing during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump's debt

Sep. 29, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow that ethics experts say raises national security concerns he could be manipulated to sway U.S. policy by organizations or individuals he’s indebted to. New scrutiny...

President Donald Trump speaks about coronavirus testing during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump's debt

Sep. 29, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow over his presidency that ethics experts say raises national security concerns he could be manipulated to sway U.S. policy by organizations or individuals he’s...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, a patched sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington. California created what supporters called its own nation-leading, state-level version of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after critics said the Trump administration significantly weakened national protections, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law changes the existing Department of Business Oversight into the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation in what proponents said is the first such move by any state. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

California expands financial protections after US rollback

Sep. 25, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday created what supporters call its own nation-leading, state-level version of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after critics said the Trump administration significantly weakened national protections. The legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, a homeowner tours his new home, in Washingtonville, N.Y. U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week amid signs that the halting economic recovery slowed over the summer. The key 30-year mortgage again marked an all-time low. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reports that the average rate on the 30-year home loan declined to 2.86% from 2.93% last week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Mortgage rates tick up to 2.9%, remain at historic lows

Sep. 24, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose slightly this week but remain at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year home loan edged up to 2.90% from 2.87% last week. One year ago, the rate averaged 3.64%. The...

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows Visa credit cards in New Orleans. If you’ve been denied COVID-19 assistance for your credit cards or offered terms that are not sustainable, credit counseling may get your finances on track. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Is credit card relief little help? Check out debt management

Sep. 23, 2020 7:43 AM EDT

As cardholders experience financial difficulties due to COVID-19, some credit card issuers are promoting their hardship programs. Once a well-kept secret, these programs are now more prominently advertised, offering things like deferred payments and lower interest rates. But not all cardholders will qualify or...

Resident of veterans home tests positive for a 2nd time

Sep. 21, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A resident of a veterans care center in Massachusetts has tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, state health officials announced Monday. “A veteran resident of the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea who was clinically recovered from COVID-19 as per CDC guidance again...

NY halts commercial evictions, groups demand aid for renters

Sep. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York commercial tenants are protected from evictions and foreclosures through Oct. 20 under a new executive order announced Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the executive order helps commercial tenants and mortgagors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic restrictions to reduce its...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, a homeowner tours his new home, in Washingtonville, N.Y. U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week amid signs that the halting economic recovery slowed over the summer. The key 30-year mortgage again marked an all-time low. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reports that the average rate on the 30-year home loan declined to 2.86% from 2.93% last week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

US long-term mortgage rates change little; 30-year at 2.87%

Sep. 17, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week as they hover at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year home loan edged up to 2.87% from 2.86% last week. By contrast, the rate averaged 3.73% a year ago....

Former ITT students in Indiana to get $10M in debt relief

Sep. 15, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 1,000 students who were enrolled at now-closed ITT Technical Institute campuses in Indiana are eligible for nearly $10 million in student loan forgiveness, the state’s attorney general announced Tuesday. Indiana's share of a $330 million national settlement follows...

Illinois AG: Former ITT students to get $9.4M in debt relief

Sep. 15, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Students who were enrolled at now-closed ITT Technical Institute campuses in Illinois are eligible for $9.4 million in student loan debt relief, the state's attorney general announced Tuesday. Illinois' share of a $330 million national settlement follows investigations by several attorneys...