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Researcher Develops System That Allows Banks to Predict the Effect of Significant Losses in Specific Lending Categories

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In response to federal banking regulators' concern about community banks' increased participation in commercial real-estate lending, a University of Arkansas researcher has developed a system that allows banks to perform stress tests on their commercial real-estate portfolios.

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Subprime Mess Isn't All Bad; It Also Presents Opportunities

The stock market might be nervous now due to the subprime loan mess, but Stuart Greenbaum, former dean of the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, is bullish on the situation.

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Florida's Housing Market Suffers Setback

Florida's housing market, thought to be stabilizing earlier this year, deteriorated in the latest quarterly survey conducted by the University of Florida, a situation likely brought on by uneasiness about lending practices, insurance rates and the state's property tax structure.

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Florida's Single-family Housing Market Hits Bottom; Market Stabilizes

Hopeful homebuyers in Florida should act now: The price is right as the state's single-family residential housing market bottoms out, according to a University of Florida study released today.

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Expert: Stock Market Drop Underscores Increasing Influence Of China In Global Economy

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Chinese foreign economic policy expert Chris Reardon, associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss China's recent stock market drop and the larger implications of the increasing influence of China's impact on the global economy.

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Consumers Clueless about How Credit-Card Payments Are Calculated

A movement to force credit-card companies to inform consumers of the high costs of using plastic is growing, according to a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.







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