Sportfishing Industry Angered

Industry Angered by Last-Minute U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Director’s Order New U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policy on lead fishing tackle blindsides recreational fishing community

Feds Eyeing a Crackdown on Predatory Payday Lenders

  Feds Eyeing a Crackdown on Predatory Payday Lenders By Burt Carey The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing new regulations designed to place limits on excessively high-interest loans issued by short-term lenders. The CFPB proposal would require so-called payday lenders to prove borrowers have an ability to repay a loan by the time […]

Existing Home Sales Drop 7.1% in February

  Existing Home Sales Drop 7.1% in February By Burt Carey Sales of existing homes in the U.S. fell 7.1 percent in February, according to the National Association of Realtors. Northeastern states saw the biggest drop in home sales, down 17.1 percent from January figures. The negative trend is worrisome for analysts who see such […]