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Home ownership issues weigh big in September Senate

Home ownership issues weigh big in September Senate

The American dream of home ownership will be front and center when the U.S. Senate returns from its August break, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Wednesday.

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Buyers who make all the right moves are taking advantage of lowest interest rates

Buyers who make all the right moves are taking advantage of lowest interest rates

U.S. Air Force retiree Mike Getlinger and wife, Kim, have hit the homeowner triple lottery: three mortgages in 11 years, all at historic lows of 5 percent or less.

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Guest opinion: How an anti-redlining law fed the housing bubble

One of the major points of contentions in the aftermath of the housing debacle was whether the Community Reinvestment Act — an anti-redlining law — contributed to the disaster.

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Have You Heard: New managers, new playlists hit local radio

Two and a half years after buying five Billings radio stations, University of Wyoming graduate Pete Benedetti has turned the operation of his last four stations over to two locals.

December 16, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Rehberg blames housing bust on federal government

Rehberg blames housing bust on federal government

HELENA — One of U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg's talking points on the campaign trail has been to blame the housing crash on the federal government for making it too easy to get credit.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Frustrated Fed tries to prod other agencies to action

WASHINGTON — Remember the glory days from the mid-1990s to the 2008 financial crisis when the Federal Reserve appeared infallible? Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan was the “maestro.” The Fed could, it seemed, prolong economic expansions and shorten slumps. From 1982 to 2007, there were only two m…

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Tester, Rehberg agree on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac salaries, but still bash each other

Tester, Rehberg agree on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac salaries, but still bash each other

HELENA — Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Denny Rehberg actually agreed on something this week, saying executive salaries at the two federal home-loan giants, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, are excessive and should be limited.

November 16, 2011 7:11 pm Photos

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First Interstate selects next CEO

First Interstate selects next CEO

The next leader of Montana's largest native bank is no carpetbagger.

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Guest opinion: Democrats lost because stimulus wasn't big enough to fix economy

WASHINGTON — As expected, the Democrats took big losses in the midterm congressional elections Tuesday, holding on to the Senate but losing the House.

November 07, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Fannie, Freddie may still play critical role

WASHINGTON — The question of what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the two government-created enterprises that have backed massive loans to the housing market — involves much more than finance or real estate. It marks the end of an era. The relentless promotion of homeownership as th…

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