Chris Arnold

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When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

Friday, December 19, 2014

In exchange for tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients. But some hospitals seize wages from poor patients with unpaid bills โ€” even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.


Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin allowing first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. But critics say the move is risky and could create another housing crisis.


For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.

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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.


Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Physicians have been warning for years about a coming shortage of primary care doctors. But others say primary care teams that include other types of health workers might fill the gap better.


Sustained Lower Gas Prices Could Drive Economic Growth

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gas prices are plunging and before it's all over, some experts say Americans will be paying a $1 a gallon less than a few months ago. That could mean $1,000 more per household in extra spending money.


U.S. Gas Prices Continue To Slide Downward

Friday, October 10, 2014

On Friday, the price for benchmark crude oil in the U.S. fell below $85 a barrel. Oil production is outstripping demand by a wide margin and analysts say that situation may continue for a while.


New 15-Year Mortgage May Open Homeownership Door For More Buyers

Friday, October 03, 2014

The 30-year mortgage is the foundation of the real estate market. But some advocates are proposing a new type of 15-year loan that would allow people to own more of their home more quickly.


The 'Bond King' Leaves His $2 Trillion Kingdom

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.


PIMCO's 'Bond King' Quits Amid Reports Of Erratic Behavior

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bill Gross built PIMCO into an investing powerhouse with more than $2 trillion dollars under its management. But there was trouble in the king's court in recent months.


Calpers Pulls Public Employee Pensions Out Of Hedge Funds

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Calpers says the investment proved to be too complex and not worth the expenses.

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.


Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nearly 80 percent of all the U.S. currency in the world is in $100 bills. But some people want to get rid of the bill altogether.


Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds

Friday, August 01, 2014

States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.


In June Jobs Numbers, Signs For Optimism

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The job market improved in June, as employers added 288,000 workers to their payrolls and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent. In another welcome development, the ranks of the long-term unemployed declined.


T-Mobile Accused Of Billing Customers With Bogus Fees

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission says the illegal charges were for premium services customers didn't order. T-Mobile says the suit is unfounded, and that it stopped billing for the services last year.


Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists

Sunday, June 29, 2014

More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be better-than-dismal, but the slog back to normal is still disappointingly long and slow.


Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. โ€” young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.


SEC To Focus Oversight On High-Speed Trading

Friday, June 06, 2014

Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White has unveiled a set of initiatives aimed at better oversight of Wall Street. The SEC is looking to step up regulation of high-speed trading.


GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.