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ABA’s officers today expressed its support for the financial regulatory reform proposal offered by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). The bill, which incorporates several elements of ABA’s Agenda for America’s Hometown Banks, is set to be considered by the committee on Thursday.


Noting that the average New York state foreclosure takes more than 900 days—twice the national average—and that foreclosures account for nearly three in 10 civil cases on court dockets, the New York Department of Financial Services today recommended that the state legislature take action to speed up the foreclosure process.


Housing starts in April rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.135 million, 20.2 percent above the revised March estimate of 944,000 and 9.2 percent above the April 2014 rate of 1.039 million. Single-family housing starts grew at a rate of 733,000, 16.7% above the revised March figure of 628,000.