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Realities of Real Estate: Real estate taxes and health care overhaul

Almost two years ago, we wrote a column about the taxes associated with buying and selling a house. Traditionally, a buyer and seller can expect to split what is known as documentary stamps and transfer taxes. At that time, we ...

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Consumer watchdog weighs limits to mortgage fees

WASHINGTON — The government’s consumer-finance watchdog is weighing an overhaul of the fees consumers pay to obtain mortgages. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that it might ban origination fees that vary with the size of the loan, known ...

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Supreme Court misunderstanding on health overhaul?

WASHINGTON — A possible misunderstanding about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could cloud Supreme Court deliberations on its fate, leaving the impression that the law’s insurance requirement is more onerous than it actually is. During the recent oral arguments ...

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Supreme Court takes health care case behind closed doors

WASHINGTON — The survival of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy put tough ...

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States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON — Federal officials announced Tuesday they are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. So what’s the surprise? Seven states that are suing to overturn the landmark law are also on the ...

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