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  • Michael Waltrip named grand marshal of NASCAR Showdown race in Irwindale

     
    Two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip was named grand marshal of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale on Jan. 28-29, considered a premier event for the nation's short-track drivers in NASCAR's developmental stock-car series. Waltrip, 47,...
  • Fannie, Freddie win $3.3-billion settlement from BofA, Ally over dud mortgages

     
    Bank of America Corp. and Ally Financial Inc. have agreed to pay a combined $3.3 billion to settle remaining demands that they repurchase soured mortgages from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant home-loan buyers that wound up wards of......
  • Home prices fall in October [Updated]

     
    A closely watched index of home prices in 20 major metropolitan areas fell in October, underscoring a renewed decline for the U.S. housing market. Prices of previously owned single-family homes fell 0.8% in October over the same time last year,......
  • Arizona, Nevada sue Bank of America over loan modifications

     
    In a lawsuit echoing recurring complaints about mortgage lenders, Arizona accused Bank of America Corp. of failing to implement anti-foreclosure measures it had promised in March 2009 to settle accusations that its Countrywide Financial unit had defrauded...
  • Bank of America settles municipal bid-rigging accusations

     
    Bank of America is paying $137 million to settle government accusations that it paid kickbacks to win business from municipal governments. Bank of America, the nation’s largest bank, is paying $36 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and...
  • Las Vegas gets its first national political convention

     
    Libertarians and Republicans have now picked their 2012 convention cities....
  • PETA's 'Be Proud of Your Body Scan' ad rejected by major airports

     
    Major airports in New York, North Carolina and Las Vegas are rejecting a proposed ad campaign from PETA that makes light of body scan machines used at airport security checkpoints. The ads from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals......
  • Wells Fargo beats expectations with 3% increase in earnings

     
    The Wells Fargo stagecoach continues to roll despite the weak economy, weathering the San Francisco bank's 2008 acquisition of Wachovia Corp. better than some critics had predicted. Wells Fargo beat Wall Street expectations by reporting third-quarter...
  • California to join multistate probe of banks' foreclosure practices

     
    California will join a multistate investigation of whether banks violated laws by cutting corners while foreclosing on homes, a spokesman for Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown says. The task force is headed by Iowa Atty. Gen. Tom Miller, who, as reported......
  • Bank of America, Fidelity National reach deal over title insurance for foreclosed homes

     
    In the latest fallout from foreclosure processing problems, Bank of America announced late Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with Fidelity National Financial Inc. to provide title insurance on the sale of foreclosed properties. BofA spokesman Dan...
  • Fishermen in Taiji, Japan, slaughter adult members of dolphin pod, release young

     
    The Japanese village notorious for the dolphin hunt documented in the film "The Cove" has slaughtered a pod of dolphins but spared the youngest animals, activists said Tuesday. Most of the dolphins caught by residents of the seaside village of......