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You’re planning on buying a house in a few months and want to do everything possible to raise your credit score before you apply for a mortgage. What are the three most important things you can do today for a higher credit score tomorrow?

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That’s the question I asked Fair Isaac, the company that created the most popular credit score, the FICO score. And if Read the rest of this entry »

WASHINGTON?Congress’ latest failure to give the National Flood Insurance Program a long-term extension is causing headaches for some risk managers.

The program, which provides up to $500,000 in property coverage for commercial structures and $500,000 in contents coverage, is used by some risk managers to provide a first layer of coverage on which larger limits can be stacked. But the NFIP, which dates back to 1968 as a means to encourage Read the rest of this entry »

The Obama administration on Monday will propose raising nearly $60 billion over 10 years through changes to the estate tax law and closing certain domestic tax loopholes, an administration official said.

Funds raised will go to beef up a health care reserve fund, a $634 billion pot of money President Barack Obama wants to use to revamp the health care system and expand insurance to tens of millions of Americans who lack it.

The White Read the rest of this entry »

The long-awaited federal upgrade of the 35-year-old regulation governing vehicle roof strength will save 135 lives, prevent more than 1,000 injuries and add up to $1.4 billion annually to the cost of new cars, the Transportation Department said.

Under pressure from Congress, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration boosted new roof-strength requirements when it finalized last week its long-awaited upgrade of roof-strength requirements Read the rest of this entry »