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The President’s Student Aid Bill Of Rights – Does It Go Far Enough?

The Student Aid Bill of Rights is President Obama’s latest effort to improve the student lending experience. The measure is not a cure all, but it’s a start.


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Tips On Auto Financing If You Have Poor Credit

Easy credit and longer-term loans currently being offered at auto dealerships can make buying an expensive car alluring, but don’t get reeled in.


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Man Found Dead In Car That Plunged Down Mt. Tam Embankment Was Indicted Real Estate Developer

58-year-old Bijan Madjlessi was one of four people indicted in March on loan fraud charges in a case involving the now-failed Sonoma Valley Bank.


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ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Home Sellers, Buyers Stalled By Washington Shutdown

Sellers across California have been holding the door open, hoping to cash in on double digit increases in home prices, and a surplus of buyers motivated by low interest rates. But, the stalemate in Washington is stalling home sales in the Bay Area.


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Feds Sue Wells Fargo Over FHA-Insured Loan Defaults

The federal government has sued Wells Fargo Bank in New York, blaming the nation’s largest originator of home mortgages for thousands of loan defaults over the last decade.


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ConsumerWatch: Avoid ‘Yo-Yo Financing’ When Buying A Car

When you buy a car, you think it’s yours to keep. But a certain form of financing may lead to a call from the dealer asking for a higher payment or to bring the car back.


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Final Santa Clara Stadium Deal Includes 40-Year Commitment From 49ers

Final 49ers stadium deals have been approved by the city of Santa Clara, including $100,000 in extra loan money and a 40-year non-relocation agreement.



ConsumerWatch: ‘Buy Here, Pay Here’ Financing Under Fire

Several California lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on a questionable kind of used-car financing known as “Buy Here, Pay Here” that critics say takes advantage of immigrants and people with poor credit histories.


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Santa Clara 49ers Stadium Plan Gets Another Boost

The City Attorney has ruled that the approved loan cannot be put before voters.


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Mayor Lee Acknowledges 49ers Move Is Almost Certain

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says the 49ers move to a new stadium in Santa Clara is all but assured now that the team and the City of Santa Clara have secured $850 million in funding for the project.