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People’s Convention of Florida drafts proposals for 2012 session

By | 12.20.11 | 2:23 pm

Occupy Wall Street-inspired groups from around the state have begun to draft proposals to be handed to House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, on the first day of the Florida legislative session, Jan. 10.

Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, with Gov. Rick Scott (Pic via

Six in the Morning: A six-pack of infobits you might have missed

By | 08.15.11 | 8:17 am

Fresh off a Space Florida board meeting earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll outlines her vision for the future of spaceflight in Florida, which centers on luring private ventures to help fill the void left by the Shuttle program. Plus: five more important items!

GOP Senate candidate and former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner (left) (Pic by Cooper Levey-Baker)

Six in the Morning: A six-pack of infobits you might have missed but shouldn’t have

By | 07.29.11 | 9:28 am

Changes to Florida’s unemployment compensation program start kicking in Aug. 1. What will that mean for people seeking benefits? Plus: five more important items!

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Report shows continued, but slight, improvement in number of underwater mortgages

By | 12.14.10 | 5:59 am

A report released Monday reveals a slight improvement in the number of negative equity (or “underwater”) mortgages in the third quarter of 2010.

Bank of America acknowleges foreclosure errors

By | 10.25.10 | 12:17 pm

As it prepares to resume foreclosure cases in 23 states, including Florida, Bank of America has acknowledged errors in foreclosure documents for the first time, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The Charlotte, N.C., lender discovered errors in 10 to

Bank of America to resume foreclosures in Florida

By | 10.19.10 | 9:54 am

Bank of America announced late Monday that it would resume foreclosures in 23 states — including Florida — in which foreclosures must be reviewed by judges.
The bank said it expected to re-submit documents in more than 100,000 foreclosure…

Financial crisis commission visits Miami, zeros in on mortgage fraud

By | 09.22.10 | 2:10 pm

Florida remained the No. 1 state for mortgage fraud last year, according to the FBI. At a meeting Tuesday in Miami, the federal Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission “concluded that the financial impact of the fraud was more severe than most…

McCollum’s office announces investigation of ‘foreclosure mills’

By | 08.12.10 | 2:48 pm

The office of Attorney General Bill McCollum said Tuesday that it has issued subpoenas to three Florida law firms accused of churning out reams of paperwork to fuel a raft of dubious foreclosure filings.
The subpoenas, posted online

Florida remains no. 1 state for mortgage fraud

By | 06.18.10 | 4:05 pm

The FBI released its yearly mortgage fraud report Thursday, along with the results of a federal sweep that saw nearly 500 arrests and some 1,215 people charged in cases involving costs of an estimated $2.3 billion.
The report

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