Mortgage rates decline according to today's Zillow report

August 25, 2009
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www.zillow.com/Mortgage_Rates/. Report from Zillow.com The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased last week to 5.19 percent, down from 5.30 percent the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor. 

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Ct AG Blumenthal accuses firms of predatory lending scheme in lawsuit

August 25, 2009
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a lawsuit against several companies and individuals allegedly engaged in a massive predatory lending scheme to provide unaffordable mortgages to Hispanic consumers, many of them unable to speak English.

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Real Estate statistics on Hartford metro and rest of country from Zillow

August 25, 2009
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Latest statistics from Zillow on Hartford metro  – and all other parts of the country – real estate sales. Worth checking out here.

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College Textbooks: The Great Ripoff Of Students And Their Parents

August 24, 2009
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Bill W. of New Britain - who works in the energy sector in Connecticut - wants to start a national conversation about the outrageous cost of college textbooks, publications costing $175 and up.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air: great battery/protective case for iPhone/iTouch, but reception diminished

August 24, 2009
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Mophie Juice Pack Air: great battery/protective case for iPhone/iTouch, but reception diminished

Gadget Of The Week If you own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, check out the Mophie Juice Pack Air — a combination lithium rechargeable battery and hard case. Us iPhone (available for all models) and Touch owners know how quickly the batteries drain on our units. The $80 to $100 units double your battery...

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Ct Unemployment claims: state can't get act together, unemployed get shaft again

August 24, 2009
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Now that I have joined the ranks of the unemployed I can personally appreciate all the emails and complaints I had received while working at The Courant from those who lost their jobs and could not get through on the Internet to file their complaints. I will keep everyone abrest about my situation (as...

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LinkedIn: great tips on how to increase benefit of best social network site to find a job

August 24, 2009
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Thanks to Joan Dumaine, a former Courant Staffer for sending us these tips and check her out on Linkedin     17 Invisible LinkedIn Tricks Revealed Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 02:12PM  Thomas R. Clifford in linkedin, linkedin tips Discover the Real Magic of LinkedIn’s Hidden Features! No, I’m not going to show you how...

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CTWatchdog On CNN, accuses top Courant/Fox 61 managers of damaging media’s integrity

August 23, 2009
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See the video and read the transcript of George Gombossy's appearance Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 on CNN's Reliable Sources.

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Consumer Tips: little things to keep you out of big trouble

August 23, 2009
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HOW TO CHECK OUT A BUSINESS 1) Check with BBB.org using the business’s name, phone number or address and read the WHOLE report 2) Check the state Consumer Protection Agency 3) Go to Google and search the name of the business and add the works complaints and review HOW TO CHECK OUT A PRODUCT...

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