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Reagan Economist Claims Obama Started Great Recession 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Former Reagan economist and "Trumponomics" author Arthur Laffer ridiculed Americans with student loan debt and blamed the 2007 Great Recession on Barack Obama, who didn't begin his presidential term until January 2009.
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Review: In the arresting ‘Little Woods,’ Tessa Thompson and Lily James get scrappy 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Female filmmakers, including Kelly Reichardt and Chloé Zhao, are currently making some of the most uniquely observed and trenchant films about the contemporary American West. Add Nia DaCosta, who makes her feature directorial debut with the arresting “Little Woods,” to that list.

Tessa Thompson...

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Denver voters approved big campaign finance reforms — now they’ll elect a clerk and recorder to carry them out 15.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver voters on May 7 will decide who takes the reins of an office that's charged with carrying out major campaign finance reforms and a new public financing system that could transform future city elections.
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Woman scammed immigrants out of $110,000 in home-buying scheme, police say 15.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A 39-year-old woman accused of scamming immigrants out of more than $110,000 in a home-buying scheme that lasted more than a year was arrested last week in Fresno, police said.

Maria Teresa Flores-Morales of Fresno told people who were unsure how to go about buying a home that she could help them...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Grills Bankers on 2008 Crisis 11.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ocasio-Cortez questioned the CEOs of America's mega banks during a tense House Financial Services Committee session.
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Fine assessed against foreclosure lawyer Larry Castle overturned by appeals court 5.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Denver judge properly decided former foreclosure king Larry Castle and his law firm did not violate state laws designed to protect consumers but, according to the Colorado Court of Appeals, wrongly fined the firm for not disclosing certain business connections it had.
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After avoiding foreclosure, Charlie Sheen relists Sherman Oaks mansion for $8 million 26.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Another month, another hefty price cut for Charlie Sheen’s Sherman Oaks estate. After avoiding foreclosure on the Mediterranean mansion earlier this year, the actor has trimmed the price to $7.99 million.

The “Major League” star shelled out $7.2 million for the home in 2006 and brought it to market...

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Paraglider crashes in Jefferson County, injuring pilot after craft plunged 200 feet 21.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
A paraglider crashed in Jefferson County on Wednesday afternoon, swiftly dropping about 200 feet, and the pilot  was taken to a local hospital.
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U.S. Supreme Court rules against Colorado homeowner, says foreclosure lawyers are not debt collectors 21.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that foreclosure lawyers are not debt collectors, ending a Colorado man's years-long effort to gut the state's century-old public trustee foreclosure system.
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Reverse mortgages, America’s most hated home loan, are making a comeback 14.3.2019 LA Times: Business

Professor Chris Mayer has a lesson for ­homeowners: Reverse mortgages, which let older Americans tap their home equity without selling or moving, aren’t as risky as some say. In an online video, he brushes aside “common misconceptions,” including fears about losing your home.

Mayer, a real estate...

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The death of ‘the world’s greatest salesman’ 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Though it won't, the world should pause for a moment to mark the life of Joe Girard, who was 90 years old when he fell at his home and died two days later. Joe Girard, of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., was the greatest car salesman in the world.
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NFL combine notes: Washington prospect Kaleb McGary has tackled a lot of adversity 1.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To hear Kaleb McGary tell it, his life is a country song.

The 6-foot-8 offensive tackle from the University of Washington has had more than his share of heartache in recent years, troubles that have toughened him and ramped up his hunger to succeed.

“Football has been tremendous for me,” McGary...

Bank unloads Allen Iverson’s foreclosed home in Georgia 16.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Allen Iverson’s former home, which he lost to foreclosure, has traded hands in Georgia for a dirt-cheap $725,000.

Wells Fargo & Co. took ownership of the estate in 2017 after suing the Hall of Famer for failing to make mortgage payments on the property, according to reports. Iverson paid $2.19...

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Young and Minorities Less Satisfied with Personal Lives 5.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Americans are happy with their personal lives, a new poll reveals. Old, white Americans at least.
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Colorado foreclosure system under the microscope in U.S. Supreme Court case 25.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
Colorado's century-old public-trustee foreclosure system, the only one of its kind in the country, could be gutted if a Pueblo man wins his case before the U.S. Supreme Court, legal experts say.
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Remember the subprime mortgage mess? $1.2 trillion in risky corporate debt is flashing similar warning signs 20.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Indebted borrowers increasingly take out high-interest, adjustable-rate loans that are packaged into securities and sold to investors eager for a better rate of return.

Everything’s fine while the economy is growing. But when it slows, those borrowers could default, causing problems to cascade...

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Federal watchdog finds government ignored emoluments clause with Trump hotel 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Inspector General for the General Services Administration, said that agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Trump won the 2016 election.
The Sports Report: Is Anthony Davis going to be a Laker or not? 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Howdy everyone, and welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Los Angeles Times daily sports newsletter. My name is Houston Mitchell and I’m your host for the festivities.

Let’s get to it.

Anthony Davis, future Laker?

While the current Lakers are waiting for their current superstar to return from injury,...

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Morning Briefing: Stealing home is easier than you think 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The former Poway home of San Diego Padres great Tony Gwynn, who died five years ago, has an unexpected visitor.

The Gwynn family lost the home to foreclosure last summer and it had remained vacant. In December, neighbors noticed people at the house, including one man who seemed to spend a lot of...

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Tony Gwynn's foreclosed home has a squatter problem 15.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

he Poway home of San Diego Padres great Tony Gwynn, who died five years ago, has an unexpected visitor.

The Gwynn family lost the home to foreclosure last summer and it has remained vacant. In December, neighbors noticed people at the house, including one man who seemed to spend a lot of time there.

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