Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:05 pm
A federal directive will go into effect Saturday making it easier for some Americans to come up with a down payment to buy a house.
The vast majority of home loans are guaranteed by the government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The regulator in charge of Fannie and Freddie will allow first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent.
Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 5:29 pm
We've been hearing all week about a report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee. It detailed brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept 11. Among the questions it raised are whether these techniques are legal, effective and morally acceptable.
For our seriesThis Week's Must Read, author Laila Lalami grapples with these questions by turning to literature.