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Cognitive Decline of Older Americans Affecting Housing Market
Pleasanton (Calif.) Weekly, Apr. 4, 2016--Bing, Jeb A new report  by the Mortgage Bankers Association's Research Institute for Housing America finds a strong correlation between the future housing market and the cognitive decline of older Americans.
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UW Researchers: Unexpected Sunshine Leads To More Mortgage Loan Approvals
KPLU (Seattle), Apr. 4, 2016--Gross, Ashley Mortgage loan officers were more likely to approve marginal loans on unexpectedly sunny days and reject more of them on unexpectedly cloudy days, the University of Washington said.
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Opinion: It’s Time for the Federal Reserve to Establish a Schedule for Raising Interest Rates
Fox News, Apr. 4, 2016--Morici, Peter  The author said Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen would be wise to lay out a schedule for rate increases. This would promote confidence in Washington's ability to manage the economy and raise the interest rates ordinary folks can receive on their savings accounts and government bonds.
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Why Fannie and Freddie Cannot Be Recapitalized
Wall Street Journal, Apr. 4, 2016--Carney, John The chances of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac being released from conservatorship are extremely low, Carney says. A far more probable outcome: that they get wound down and replaced by a new system, perhaps along the line of the National Mortgage Reinsurance Corporation recently outlined in a paper by Jim Parrott, Lew Ranieri, Gene Sperling, Mark Zandi and Barrry Zigas.
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Retail Rents Could Increase by 4 Percent in 2016
National Real Estate Investor, Apr. 4, 2016--Mitchell, Donna   The retail sector could see a 4.0 percent increase in rents in 2016, said commercial real estate services firm CBRE.
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RMBS Slowly Moving Back Into Portfolios
Pensions and Investments, Apr. 4, 2016--Jacobius, Arleen Institutional investors are moving back into residential mortgage-backed securities, even as lawsuit settlements are giving them back some of the money they lost on RMBS investments made before the financial crisis.
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#PanamaPapers Impact on Housing and Why You Should Care
Housing Wire, Apr. 4, 2016--Swanson, Brena The list of famous and controversial names revealed in the Panama Papers runs deep, including into housing, exposing how the rich and the powerful allegedly use offshore tax havens.
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Factory Orders Down 1.7% in February, In Line with Estimates
Reuters, Apr. 4, 2016--Mutikani, Lucia New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in February and business spending on capital goods was much weaker than initially thought, the latest indications that economic growth remained sluggish in the first quarter.
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FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool Deep Dive Workshop May 12
In light of increased and more sophisticated cyber threats, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has developed an assessment tool to help companies understand, mitigate and manage potential cyber threats. Join MBA and leading cybersecurity experts for an exhaustive and interactive conversation on how to successfully implement and use the tool for your unique business needs.
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