Newsdesk | April 17, 2012


Top News
Not ready for Tax Day? Tips to file for an extension
USA Today - But as the clock ticks toward midnight on Tax Day, it's nice to know that the IRS will give you a six-month reprieve, no questions asked. To get this stay of execution, file Form 4868. You can fill...
The Financial Crisis Response - in Charts
U.S. Treasury - the impact of the combined actions of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Market News
Real Estate Weekly: Real-estate market prospects brighten
MarketWatch - With an increasing share of consumers expecting higher mortgage rates and home prices over the next 12 months, some may feel that renting is becoming more costly and that homeownership is a more...
Lenders Fear Impact of New Mortgage Rule
Wall Street Journal Online - U.S. mortgage lenders and real-estate agents are growing concerned a new set of mortgage-lending standards under development by a new consumer regulator will imperil the fledgling housing recovery and limit the availability of home loans.
Wells Fargo to Help Phoenix Area Customers Facing Mortgage Payment Challenges
MarketWatch - Wells Fargo has invited more than 4,500 mortgage customers in the Phoenix area to the free workshop which will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 9 a.m. -- 7 p.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center, West Hall 1, 100 North 3rd St., in Phoenix.  Parking and attendance are free.

Technology News
The Apps Carriers Will Hate
CNN Money - A new app hit the iTunes store Friday morning that your carrier probably isn't too thrilled about.  It's called CarrierCompare. Developed by Boston-based startup SwayMarkets, it allows you to see which carrier offers the best service for your iPhone in any given location.
Google Drive Said To Launch Next Week, With 5GB Of Free Storage For All
TechCrunch - Rumors and reports of Google Drive’s imminent launch have been coming hard and fast lately, but this one may just take the cake. The folks at The Next Web managed to get their hands...


Other News
Builder sentiment dip is first in 7 months
MarketWatch - The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index dropped 3 points to a seasonally adjusted 25 in April รข on a scale of 0 to 100. Economists polled by MarketWatch...
Credit union attracts younger members with free tunes
Washington Post - an Austin-based company that created the Kasasa rewards program in 2009 to help community banks and credit unions compete with banking giants such as Bank of America and Chase. “On their own, community banks look disjointed and rinky-dink in...


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