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Making a profit on soldiers’ death benefits

Making a profit on soldiers’ death benefits

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By Tony Capaccio and Patrick O’Connor Why are large life insurance companies profiting from billions of dollars they hold on behalf of the families of fallen military service members? Bloomberg Markets magazine senior writer David Evans posed that question in an article in its September issue. The article, which took…

Overhaul Of Mortgage Market Being Prepared

Overhaul Of Mortgage Market Being Prepared

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The White House and Congress are set to overhaul the $12 trillion U.S. mortgage market and decide the fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, observers say. The effort has sparked debate along party lines over how much the federal government should support home ownership, The Washington Post reported. Fannie…

Forced retirement: some choose Social Security early

Forced retirement: some choose Social Security early

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By MATT SEDENSKY Paul Skidmore’s office is shuttered, his job gone, his 18-month job search fruitless and his unemployment benefits exhausted. So at 63, he plans to file this week for Social Security benefits, three years earlier than planned. “All I want to do is work,” said Skidmore, of Finksburg,…

Return to King Solomon’s Spanish mine

Return to King Solomon’s Spanish mine

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Mark Leftly: A small corner of south-west Spain, a 75-minute drive from downtown Seville, is forever England. Inside the late 19th-century clubhouse in Minas de Riotinto, named after the red-hued river than runs nearby, are a series of rooms that would still do the Victorians proud. In the library, an…