banking http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Home Values Rising, But Homeowners Still A Long Way From Flush http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/home-values-rising-homeowners-still-long-way-flush <p>So, another week, and yet more news the U.S. housing market is slowly returning to normal.</p><p><a href="http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USESAEI/2013/03/19/file_attachments/197163/New%2BResidential%2BConstruction%2B%2528February%2B2013%2529.pdf">Numbers released on Tuesday by the Commerce Department</a> show that builders broke ground on homes last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 917,000. That's up from 910,000 in January. And it's the second-fastest pace since June 2008, behind December's rate of 982,000.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Adam Allington 10386 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Home Values Rising, But Homeowners Still A Long Way From Flush A Rust Belt dilemma: demolition or redevelopment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rust-belt-dilemma-demolition-or-redevelopment <p>The City of St. Louis has some of the highest&nbsp; home vacancy rates in the country, and last month the mayor of Detroit<a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120626/METRO/206260392"> made news </a>when he laid out ambitious plans to demolish as many as 10,000 vacant buildings by the end of his term.</p><p>With costs for maintenance and upkeep running in the tens of millions, many Rust Belt cities often find it expedient to simply demolish empty buildings in favor of vacant lots and the hope of future development.</p><p>But taking down problem properties creates a whole new set of issues which are often overlooked.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:30:48 +0000 Adam Allington 4123 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Rust Belt dilemma: demolition or redevelopment Schweich announces agreement with Mo. Bankers Assoc. over records access http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-announces-agreement-mo-bankers-assoc-over-records-access <p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/">State Auditor Tom Schweich</a> (R) has announced an agreement with the <a href="http://www.mobankers.com/">Missouri Bankers Association </a>over access to bank records.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 23:02:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3413 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schweich announces agreement with Mo. Bankers Assoc. over records access Mo. Auditor Schweich wants legislation assuring his access to bank records http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-auditor-schweich-wants-legislation-assuring-his-access-bank-records <p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/">Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich</a> (R) will push for legislation next year he says will enable his office to oversee the state&rsquo;s <a href="http://finance.mo.gov/">Division of Finance </a>without interference from state agencies or private entities.</p><p>The proposed bill is, in part, the result of an ongoing legal battle with the <a href="http://www.mobankers.com/">Missouri Banker&rsquo;s Association</a>.&nbsp; Schweich says the MBA is seeking to block his office from examining how the Finance Division examined the records of a number of failed banks in Missouri. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:14:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2274 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Auditor Schweich wants legislation assuring his access to bank records Ill. to begin seizing abandoned cash after 1 year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-begin-seizing-abandoned-cash-after-1-year <p><span lang="EN"><font size="2">Forgotten bank accounts could be put to </font></span><span lang="EN"><font size="2">work for taxpayers much more quickly under a new Illinois law. </font></span></p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 10:28:33 +0000 The Associated Press 1826 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. to begin seizing abandoned cash after 1 year Bank of America bond settlement could pay to Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bank-america-bond-settlement-could-pay-missouri <p>Bank of America is the largest bank in the United States, but they've also landed themselves in <a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/December/10-at-1400.html">$137 million worth</a> of trouble.</p><p>The bank's problems may be Missouri's gain.</p><p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:47:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud 82 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bank of America bond settlement could pay to Missouri