But what could make or break that likelihood? Here’s what top economists are saying. "(Odds of a recession between now and.

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The Federal Reserve has announced it will raise interest rates. Consumer Reports explains how this interest rate hike will affect you.

Bair: 3,500 Mortgages Modified at IndyMac Under FDIC Program Obama Signs First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — President Obama signed an extension and expansion of the first-time homebuyers tax credit on Friday. The $8,000 credit was scheduled to lapse on Dec. 1 but will now be in effect through the end of June. Homebuyers must sign a contract before April 30 and close by June 30.Outspoken fdic chairman sheila Bair today announced a loan modification plan for troubled Indymac borrowers who are currently behind on their mortgage payments.. The aim of the program is help struggling borrowers get back on track with affordable mortgages while increasing the value of Indymac’s mortgage portfolio for the sake of its outstanding creditors (what is a loan modification program?).

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Currently, market experts peg the chances of an interest rate hike at 63 percent for the December meeting. Furthermore, Fed Chair Janet Yellen signalled in September that another rate hike by the end of the year could be likely.

Credit card borrowing shows biggest increase for 18 months.. Consumer spending revives ahead of interest rates decision.. It suggests that consumer spending has not lost as much momentum as.

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If, for example, rates fall from 6% to 5% and further rate declines are expected, consumers may hold off on financing major purchases until lower rates are available.

RealtyTrac escalates housing data arms race Home ownership for tenants of council and housing association properties has fallen in the past two decades as the discounts on offer fell and house prices surged. labour failed to embrace the policy.

Poll: December Fed rate hike probability 70 percent, say economists. Still, the consensus view from over 100 economists polled by Reuters in the past week showed the fed funds target rate will rise to 0.50-0.75 percent in the fourth quarter, with a median 70 percent probability of a December move.

Bear Stearns Makes $1 Billion Bet on Continued Subprime Woes Former Fannie execs denied dismissal of subprime fraud suit [Update: Article updated with status of litigation against fomer Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd.] A 2011 lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission against two former fannie mae executives over charges that the Fannie execs misled investors about the quality of subprime mortgages, is over, and it ended with a whimper.In order to induce Ambac's participation, Bear Stearns made representations to. banks holding Ambac-insured securities, Bear Stearns continued to conceal the. 52 bear Stearns Subprime Mortgage Conduit and EMC Servicing Investor. Cayne, Greenberg, Schwartzc and Spector alone earned over $1 billion.

Reduction of GST on hotel rooms (18% from 28%) and catering services (5% from 18%), but a hike in that. high unemployment rate are sapping the vigour of consumer spending – the key driver.

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These pressuring factors continued to weigh on the dollar even as the release of Fed minutes on Wednesday maintained market expectations for a December rate hike near 90% likelihood.

Will the Fed raise interest rates in December? What to know about rate hikes, the new chair and more. By James Dennin.. interest rates have been near zero to try to stimulate the economy.