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Mortgage-bond sales hit highest level since 2009

Nearly $176 billion in bonds backed by fixed-rate home loans are issued in November amid a refinance boom and lenders' hurry to securitize loans before Fannie's and Freddie's fees rise. Sales of government-backed mortgage securities rose in November to the highest level in more than three years, stoked by a refinance boom and a rush by banks to avoid a fee increase from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Car gadgets could date too quickly

The rush to introduce connected technology into new cars could be shortlived as software and hardware updates render them obsolete.

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Automakers rush to offer apps in cars

An infotainment revolution is coming to cars and, yes, there’s an app for that. Just as apps have transformed smartphones and tablets, car console screens are the next frontier.

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The Countdown Begins: Retailers Hoping Their Web Sites Make It Through the Holiday Season

We now are mere hours away from when retailers begin their end-of-year sales rush and either go into the black for the year ( hence the more recent use of the term “Black Friday” ) or finish it in a most definitely unhappy holiday red.

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Five years later, Marino sells Weston home for $7.2M

Dan Marino never was known for his mobility on the football field, and he couldn’t escape the oncoming rush of the housing collapse, either. (29 mins ago)

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