A Japanese non-profit group says over 1,100 young people lost parents in the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan.
The scholarship organization Ashinaga says that as of Monday, 1,101 people had applied for one-time payments from its fund for disaster orphans.
The number is nearly twice that for similar payments after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake in western Japan.
Of the latest applicants, 75 lost both parents, 632 [...]
Banks deny wrongdoing, but Treasury stats show only one-third of the nearly 1.4M homeowners accepted into HAMP in the past year have had their reductions made permanent.
TBTF has gone from a “term” to a “culture”. One that line was crossed, the rule of law, ethics, and morals went belly up.
Grocery store owners William and Esperanza Casco were making enough money to stay current on [...]
I believe we had a democratic controlled congress (both houses) from the 2006 elections. And the 2008 elections gave us both a democratic controlled congress (both houses) and Obama. The time for blaming Bush is over, unless you will also blame Carter and his congress for the laws that forced the “problem” lending practices, and Clinton and his congress for the laws that forced banks to lend based on the [...]