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DealBook: States Ease Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers

published about 10 hours ago
DealBook: States Ease Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers
Lawmakers in several states have voted to increase the fees or the interest rates that lenders can charge on personal loans used by millions of poor or financially struggling borrowers.

DealBook: U.S. Regulators Approve Eased Mortgage Lending Rules

published about 12 hours ago
DealBook: U.S. Regulators Approve Eased Mortgage Lending Rules
The new regulations aim to strengthen the vast market for bonds that are backed with mortgages and other loans.

Q&A: Finding the Best Ways to Cut Utility Costs

published about 13 hours ago
A wide variety of alternative and “smart” gadgets, including advanced power strips and high-efficiency light bulbs, can help consumers conserve energy

Economic Scene: Insurers Retreat From Weather-Related Disasters

published about 15 hours ago
As the damages wrought by increasingly disruptive weather patterns have climbed around the world, the insurance industry seems to have quietly engaged in what looks a lot like a retreat.

Machine Learning: Shopping With Apple Pay: Seamless in Stores but Quirky Online

published about 17 hours ago
Machine Learning: Shopping With Apple Pay: Seamless in Stores but Quirky Online
Integrating the new payment system with varied apps still has some flaws, but brick-and-mortar purchases are easy and fun.