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ABI Update Newsletter - 2006

Dec 28 - New Home Sales Show Signs of Comeback

Dec 26 - Analysis: Bankruptcy Boom is Coming

Dec 21 - Subprime Borrowers Face 1-in-5 Risk of Foreclosure

Dec 19 - Producer Prices Climb in November, Suggesting Inflation Pressures Linger

Dec 14 - In Memoriam: Harry D. Dixon, Jr., 62, ABI Founder

Dec 12 - Minnesota District Court Strikes Down "DRA" Provisions

Dec 07 - Regulators Target Commercial Real Estate Loans

Dec 05 - Senate to Hold Oversight Hearing Tomorrow on BAPCPA

Nov 30 - Turnaround Specialist Predicts Increase in Defaults for 2007

Nov 28 - Group Calls on New Congress to Enact Credit Card Abuse Legislation

Nov 21 - Commentary: New House Financial Services Chair Urged to Lead Charge Against Lenders

Nov 16 - Chicago Fed President Sees Possibility of a Rate Increase

Nov 14 - Senate Sets Date for BAPCPA Oversight Hearing

Nov 09 - ABI Member Elected to Congress

Nov 07 - New Supreme Court Case Tests Absolute Right to Convert Chapter 13

Nov 02 - Initial Costs Hit IRS Plan to Recover Delinquent Taxes

Oct 31 - Fed Says Consumer Loan Demand Weakened in Latest Quarter

Oct 26 - Legal Document Preparers See Rise in Bankruptcy Filings

Oct 24 - $1 Billion Consumer Debt Portfolios Now Available

Oct 19 - Study: Mortgage Delinquencies Up, But Lenders Loosen Mortgage Standards

Oct 17 - Debtor Audits: Are More Criminal Referrals on the Way?

Oct 12 - Credit Card Late Fees Are Rising, GAO Study Finds

Oct 10 - Debt Listings Rise to $1.5 Billion as More Major Deals Loom

Oct 05 - Fed Chief Says Housing Slump Might Slow Economy

Oct 03 - Senate Strips Out Increase in Trustee Fees

Sep 28 - House Passes Financial Netting Legislation, Trustee Fee Increase

Sep 26 - Judicial Payraise Clears House

Sep 21 - Jobless Claims Increase by 7,000 over Last Week

Sep 19 - Household Wealth Up, Debt Growth Slows

Sep 14 - Census Bureau Upward Adjustments Effective Oct. 1 Will Impact Means-Testing

Sep 12 - Bankers and Regulators Clash Over Surge in Commercial Real Estate Loans

Sep 07 - Fed Survey Finds Signs of August Economic Growth Slowdown

Sep 05 - Executive Bonuses under Scrutiny

Aug 31 - Mortgage Market Begins to See Cracks as Subprime Loan Problems Emerge

Aug 29 - Americans without Health Benefits Likely to Set Record

Aug 24 - Mounting Medical Costs Plunging More Families into Debt

Aug 22 - Corporate Bankruptcies Back on the Rise?

Aug 17 - Judge: No Jurisdiction to Block "CHAOS" Strike Plan by Northwest Flight Attendants

Aug 15 - Credit Card Charge-Offs, Delinquencies Remain at Low Levels

Aug 10 - Homeowners Start to Feel the Pain of Rising Rates

Aug 08 - Fed Skips Rate Increase, Ending Two-Year Run as Economy Slows

Aug 03 - Mortgage Applications Fall to Four-Year Low

Aug 01 - Employment Status Change Nixes Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, According to Appeals Court

Jul 27 - Economy Shows Signs of Slower Growth

Jul 25 - Debt Brokers and Collection Agents and Buyers Doing Well in 2006, But Uncertain Future Lies Ahead

Jul 20 - Pension Conferees Negotiating Timelines, Funding Levels

Jul 18 - Bill to Authorize Emergency Powers for Chief Judges in Event of Natural Disasters Passes House

Jul 13 - Labor Dept. Reports Jobless Claims Up Due to Seasonal Auto Industry Shutdowns

Jul 11 - Borrowing Rises as Credit Card Use Jumps

Jul 06 - The Moral Burden of Bankruptcy



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