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Rate of mortgages with payments late by at least 60 days in the June-September quarter, compared with the same period in 2009. The states are ordered by percentage change: STATE 2010 2009 1.
SEOUL (AFP) – A senior US official said Friday he was “very confident” the G20 summit would embrace a communique providing strong support for growth, rebalancing of the global economy and exchange rate cooperation. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity as the summit went down to the wire in Seoul, said the final statement would contain even tougher language than a finance ministers’ statement issued last month.
SEOUL, South Korea – Tensions over currencies and trade gaps are simmering ahead of a summit of global leaders this week as America’s move to flood its sluggish economy with $600 billion of cash triggers alarm in capitals from Berlin to Beijing. Major exporting countries such as China and Germany are complaining about the Federal Reserve’s decision to buy more Treasury bonds to try to lower interest rates, spur growth and reduce high unemployment rate in the United States.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is preparing to let healthy banks boost dividends paid to investors. Banks would need to show the Fed’s bank examiners that they’re in good financial health and that they have adequate capital to absorb potential losses — even after paying the dividend.
President Obama pushed hard for legislation that would have provided economic incentives to companies to reduce global warming pollution. Many Democrats in the U.S.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has spoken with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak about efforts to settle a stalled free trade agreement ahead of next week’s Group of 20 economic summit in Seoul. The White House said Tuesday that Obama told Lee that he wants to “use the next week to make progress toward an agreement.” Tuesday was election day, and big Republican wins could improve Obama’s chance of passing the trade deal.
FREE TRADE PUSH: The leaders of South Korea and the United States agreed to try to finalize a long-stalled free trade deal ahead of a summit of major economies set for late next week, the office of South Korea’s president said. THE BACKDROP: Seoul and Washington negotiated the agreement to slash tariffs and other barriers to trade in April 2007 and signed it three months later.
South Suburban Congresswoman Debbie H al vorson is in a tough race to win reelection in the 11 th Congressional District. She’s not only fighting a Republican challenger, political newcomer Adam Kinzinger; she’s fighting history, too.
JOHANNESBURG – Even though Caster Semenya can run in major track meets now, she’s wondering if she can afford to. A controversial gender test and the ensuing 11-month layoff from competition have done more than keep the 800-meter world champion off the track.
Chicago – A judge ordered 21-year-old Regina Lofton held on $350,000 bond after she was charged with endangerment following the death of her twin 1-year-old girls Kimari and Kamora, who were found dead in their Far South Side home Thursday evening. Lofton was charged Friday afternoon with two counts of endangering the life of a child, a Class 3 felony, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.