Sunday, November 11, 2007

Deadline Newsroom Feed 11/9/07

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Preventing ID Thieves From Stealing Innocence
Deadline Newsroom -- Kids have become easy targets for ID thieves because of exposure offered by popular social networking sites on the Internet. In their naiveté, kids are also too often willing to give out information that can be used fraudulently.

Foreclosures Undercutting Social Benefits of Homeownership
Deadline Newsroom -- If it takes a village to raise a child, what happens when the village is fragmented by foreclosure? Fewer social services are available when more are needed.

Silicon Valley Home Improvement Bargain Alert
Deadline Newsroom -- A national trend is pointing to more homeowners sitting on the fence over home improvements and that could mean it'll get easier to drive a hard bargain and negotiate to get more work done for less.

Final 'Red Flag' Rules Set To Wave Off ID Theft
Deadline Newsroom -- Preemptive federal "red flag" regulations, designed to strike at identity theft in its earliest stages, rolls out next year.

Renters Without Insurance Risk Future Homeownership
Deadline Newsroom -- Refugees from home ownership now forced to rent could be setting themselves up for another financial disaster if they avoid renter's insurance to pinch pennies in order to quickly save up and return to home ownership.

NIMBY Profile Tough To Pigeonhole
Deadline Newsroom -- Call it a subculture, grassroots movement or a cross-section of the American politic, the myopic NIMBY movement is a force to be reckoned with.

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US Stocks Drop on Mortgage Probe, Slumping Dollar; GM Falls
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New York City The Golden Market?
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Broderick Perkins, an award-winning consumer journalist of 30 years, is publisher and executive editor of San Jose, CA-based DeadlineNews.Com, a real estate news and consulting service, and the new Deadline Newsroom, DeadlineNews.Com's new backshop. In both cases, it's where all the news really hits home.

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