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  1. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Robust consumer spending shields US economy from global turmoil

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Americans look past problems in Europe and elsewhere as they increase household spending on the back of US jobs growth and lower fuel bills Consumer spending shields U.S. economy Call it the US$11 trillion advantage: Consumer spending is likely to steer the United States economy safely through the shoals of deteriorating global growth and turbulent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1617258/robust-consumer-spending-shields-us-economy-global-turmoil
  2. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    US beats forecasts with 3.5pc economic growth

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:04am by Reuters

    ... activity. Declining petrol prices and accelerating job growth, which is expected to lift wages, will provide tailwinds for consumer spending in the fourth quarter. ... at a 3.5 per cent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, beating economists' expectations for a 3 per cent rise. While the pace of growth in business investment, housing and consumer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1628530/us-beats-forecasts-35pc-economic-growth
  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Sales of new homes in US jump 0.2pc to 6-year high

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:28am by Reuters

    ... ramping up construction and the improvement in inventory should provide buyers with more choices and temper house price increases. At last month's sales pace, it would take 5.3 months to clear the supply of houses on the market, unchanged from August. Six months' supply is normally considered a healthy balance between supply and demand. The median new home price fell 4 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1626840/sales-new-homes-us-jump-02pc-6-year-high
  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Non-bank lenders offer easy credit to US landlords as rental market grows

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Reuters

    ... to secure one. The Mortgage Bankers Association's Mortgage Credit Availability Index, which measures the ease of obtaining a home loan, stood in August 70 per cent below its pre-housing boom ... the financial crisis while home prices gyrated. Mortgages for landlords are also exempt from new rules designed to protect borrowers from predatory lenders, meaning less legal risk. That allows lenders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1611453/non-bank-lenders-offer-easy-credit-us-landlords-rental-market
  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Blackstone's buy-to-rent binge over as prices surge in the US market

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... for helping put a floor under the plunging housing market and consumer advocates later blamed them for soaring prices in some cities. American Homes 4 Rent and Colony American Homes, the second- ... started their buying spree, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index. The rate of US foreclosure starts fell to its lowest level in eight years in the fourth quarter as higher prices allowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1451714/blackstones-buy-rent-binge-over-prices-surge-us-market
  6. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court to rule on housing discrimination law

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Bloomberg

    ... Fargo. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has relied on the disparate-impact doctrine in enforcing that law, which contains language similar to that in the Fair Housing Act. ECOA, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1611454/us-supreme-court-rule-housing-discrimination-law
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials say 100,000 immigrants face losing health-care insurance

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... divorced or losing a job which carried health insurance. Separately, about 363,000 consumers could lose premium subsidies unless they clarified information about incomes that differed from tax ... individuals' federal insurance subsidies. It was also possible that some consumers could get a bigger tax credit. Immigrant advocacy groups have criticised the administration because, they say, some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593997/us-officials-say-100000-immigrants-face-losing-health-care-insurance
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pennsylvania police close in on suspect in state troopers' shooting

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:25pm by NYT

    ... of Price and Barrett townships late on Friday was lifted after police searched those areas, he said, but residents should remain vigilant and report any sightings of Frein or possible hiding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598125/pennsylvania-police-close-suspect-state-troopers-shooting
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rising US income inequality hits state tax revenue and threatens budgets

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... Brunori, a public policy professor at George Washington University. Income inequality is not the only factor slowing state tax revenue. Online retailers account for a rising chunk of consumer spending. Yet they often manage to avoid sales taxes. Consumers are spending more on untaxed services, too. A previous S&P report this year said the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593297/rising-us-income-inequality-hits-state-tax-revenue-and-threatens-budgets
  10. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US regulators target non-bank home loan servicers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Boston Consumer financial watchdog issues guidance on how to handle the transfer of mortgages Regulators target non-bank home loan servicers Ranjan and Gita Chhibber said ... grow from the purchase of home loans, some firms are billing customers incorrectly, losing paperwork and failing to honour approved modifications, according to a Consumer Financial Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1588772/us-regulators-target-non-bank-home-loan-servicers

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