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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty may intervene in amortization period for home mortgages

Is there a connection between the shorter borrowing period and the slowdown in sales?

Sacramento Carmax Approved

Sacramento, CA., — Sacramento County has approved the initial plans for a new CarMax Auto Superstore planned for 8105-8141 East Stockton Blvd north of Calvine Road. The 19-plus acre project will bring more than 120 new jobs to the region.

Personal Finance Daily: 7 ways to prevent theft on campus

Amy Hoak notes in her Home Economics column that one of the biggest threats on college campuses today is theft, as students have more personal electronics to keep tabs on and their financial information is vulnerable.

Auto loan terms continue to loosen for all buyers

For car buyers seeking auto loans, happy days are here again. U.S. banks and auto finance companies are once again welcoming all kinds of customers, even those with less-than-stellar credit.

9 ways to reduce student loan debt

Commonsense recommendations for keeping college students from borrowing excessively

Medical ID theft: Double danger for doctors

The sooner medical identity theft is discovered, the more likely damage can be minimized. Physicians, patients, insurers and the government all can help detect it.

Exclusive: Fired Barclays trader draws scrutiny in Libor probe

A 30-year-old former Barclays Plc swaps trader in New York, who was fired from the bank in 2010, is among those drawing scrutiny from prosecutors in the deepening scandal over the manipulation of global benchmark interest rates.

Susan Tompor: Reasons to think the economy is slumping

Frankly, deciding whether to invest money in stocks ends up too much like picking sides lately.

Who Has Access to Your Personal Information?

A free tool, called NotInMyBackyard Diggity, released this week, is designed to swiftly crawl popular websites, including Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox, Pastebin and Google Docs, and locate caches of data that include your sensitive information.

Franklin Savings Bank opens new loan office in Bedford

Franklin Savings Bank has opened a new loan office in Bedford to serve the commercial and residential lending needs of the community.