Contracts for pending sales of previously owned homes rose faster than expected in December after the prior month’s sales were revised lower… [Read the full story...]
At a London news conference on Monday, Elmer, former chief of the office of the Julius Baer Bank in the Cayman Islands, handed to Assange what he said were two discs containing information on about 2,000 offshore banking clients.
Assange said WikiLeaks would treat the information provided… [Read the full story...]
Budgets need balancing.
That was the message the new Cook County Board president conveyed last week to fellow elected officials of the county’s 9th District.
Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Friday was in the district at the invitation of Commissioner Peter Silvestri… [Read the full story...]
15% of the mortgages Citigroup sold to government-owned Freddie Mac from the second half of 2009 and the first part of 2010 were riddled with flaws, according to an internal report obtained by Bloomberg. The error rate should be about 5%. The mistakes included missing insurance docs, missing appraisals and income miscalculations.
Other defects on these mortgages included… [Read the full story...]