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Rising risk in mortgage market

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:59

A new report from the American Enterprise Institute suggests that home-buyers are more likely to default on new mortgages.

The mortgages were subjected to a stress test. Under the worst case scenario, an increasing percentage of the loans would fall into foreclosure.

But when considered historically, housing consultant Thomas Lawler says new mortgages are, “Substantially lower in terms of overall risk than any time in 20 plus years.”

Lawler says the risk of another all-out housing crisis is much lower because fewer mortgages are backed with borrowed money.

What language did Jesus speak?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:58
Pope and Israeli PM differ over Christ's native tongue

Ukraine Retakes Airport, After Airstrikes And Dozens Of Deaths

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:52

Violent clashes erupted Monday and Tuesday; at least 35 people have died. Government forces launched an operation at the airport one day after Ukraine's national elections.

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VIDEO: Jet skateboard record bid revealed

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:46
An Australian man has announced he will attempt to break the world record for the fastest-powered street luge.

Be wary of Wikipedia, say scientists

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:42
The internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries, and should be treated with caution, scientists warn.

Syria weapons inspectors 'attacked'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:39
A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors and UN staff that was travelling to a site of an alleged chlorine gas attack in Syria comes under attack.

'Bronze Buckeroo' Western star dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:35
Herb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed in a series of all-black Western movies in the 1930s, dies at the age of 100.

Wales is barking mad about dogs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:32
People in Wales are barking mad about dogs with one in three homes now owning one, new figures show.

E-cig 'link' as quit attempts fall

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:31
Statisticians say the rise of electronic cigarettes may explain a sharp fall in people seeking NHS help to quit smoking.

Electronic system 'only way forward'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:30
Northern Ireland's chief electoral officer, Graham Shields, calls for future elections to use an electronic counting system.

Tribute to M4 crash teenage driver

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:28
The family of a teenager driver killed in a crash on the M4 say they feel "as though our hearts have been ripped out".

AUDIO: Web skills 'may help lonely elderly'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:17
The elderly should be taught basic digital skills to help combat loneliness, according to the Policy Exchange.

Watson advances to second round

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:16
Britain's Heather Watson moves into the French Open second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Web training 'would cut loneliness'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:11
Loneliness among the over-65s could be tackled by training more older people to use the internet, according to a think tank.

Colombia Farc rebels 'dream of peace'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:03
On the 50th anniversary of its foundation, the commander of Colombia's left-wing rebel group, the Farc, says his group wants an "effective peace".

Nigerian Officials Say They've Located Missing Girls

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 03:00

More than 200 girls who were abducted by militants in Nigeria's northeast have been located – but Nigeria's military says it's too risky to try to free them by force.

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Inquiry call over collusion claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:58
Former first minister Lord Trimble calls for an inquiry into whether there was collusion by Irish police (Garda) in the IRA murder of a High Court judge.

China accuses US of spying online

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:58
A report by the Chinese government has accused the US of using internet surveillance on its leaders and key institutions.

Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:48
Nigerian military says it knows where 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are, but adds it cannot risk "going there with force".

100 new jobs as rivet firm expands

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:47
A company which makes rivets for leading car manufacturers is to create 100 new jobs in Flintshire.
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