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How to Raise Your Odds of Getting a Mortgage

It doesn't look like the housing market will come roaring back anytime soon, but with historically low interest rates, now's a good time to buy. The hard part is that banks in the post-bubble era are notoriously stingy with that cheap money, so figuring out how to get a smile out of a mortgage lender is task No. 1.

FTC warns of Gulf oil spill job scams

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers again about scams related to the BP Gulf oil spill and clean-up effort. This time it's alerting...