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mortgages

US average mortgage rates fall to 6-week low; average for 30-year fixed rate is 4.27% - @chibreakingbiz

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Bank of America

#Breaking: Bank of America in Multi-Billion Dollar Settlement Talks with Justice Dept Over Mortgage Securities | http://t.co/OlHiY7jXkj - @WSJmarkets

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US files civil lawsuit against Bank of America

Sources: Bank of America in talks with Justice Department to resolve civil fraud probe into Merrill Lynch mortgage securities - @Reuters

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Spain financial crisis

Spain to sell $9.6 billion of home loans in one of largest mortgage deals in Europe this year - @WSJbreakingnews

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real estate

Applications for US home mortgages rose last week; Mortgage Bankers Association index up 4.3% - @Reuters

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real estate

Applications for US home mortgages fell last week as refinancing slipped, Mortgage Bankers Association says - @Reuters

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Citigroup

Citigroup to pay $1.3 billion to settle mortgage claims, company announces - @MarketWatch

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US economic indicators

US consumer credit climbed 6.4% in February, mainly on college loans, auto purchases, home mortgages - @MarketWatch

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mortgages

Applications for US home mortgages fell last week on lower refinancing demand; Mortgage Bankers Association index down 1.2% - @Reuters

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Goldman Sachs

Judge rules Goldman Sachs must face lawsuit over misleading investors about mortgage-backed securities - @Reuters

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mortgages

Applications for US home mortgages fell last week as interest rates rose; Mortgage Bankers Association index down 3.5% - @Reuters

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banks

Credit Suisse will pay $885 million to settle claims from the Federal Housing Finance Agency about mortgage-backed securities the bank sold between 2005 and 2007 - @MarketWatch

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mortgages

Freddie Mac: Average interest rate on 30-year fixed rate mortgage in US drops slightly to 4.32%; may begin to move higher again next week - @Reuters

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United States Department of Justice

US Justice Department significantly overstated efforts to prosecute mortgage fraud, internal watchdog says - @nytimes

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Goldman Sachs

US judge orders former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre to pay more than $825,000 after a jury found him liable for defrauding investors in a complex investment product linked to subprime mortgages - @Reuters

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mortgages

US home mortgage application activity index falls 2.1% in latest week as interest rates edge higher, Mortgage Bankers Association says - @Reuters

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Freddie Mac

Senate Banking Committee leaders Tim Johnson, D-SD, Mike Crapo, R-Idaho reach deal to overhaul housing finance market - @politico

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mortgages

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., reach housing finance reform agreement; to be released 'in the coming days' - @politico, @Reuters

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United Kingdom

#BREAKING: BoE's Carney speaks in parliament, warns on mortgage underwriting standards and says UK spare capacity may be more than 1.5% - @CNBCWorld

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mortgages

Average US fixed mortgage rates fall on weaker-than-expected economic and housing news in the latest week; average at 4.28%, Freddie Mac says - @WSJ

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