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Mortgage Performance Trends in the Southeast: Mixed Results for the Third Quarter
In the Southeast, seriously delinquent first mortgages are down slightly in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2010. However, foreclosure rates have seen a modest increase in that same time period, reflecting the national trend.

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Nominate financial institutions for the 2012 Community Reinvestment Awards
The 2012 Community Reinvestment Awards will recognize the work of financial institutions that advance solutions to strengthen small businesses. The deadline for nominations is January 13. Recipients will be recognized at a special awards luncheon at the 2012 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference March 25-28, 2012, in Seattle, Washington.

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Negative Equity Impedes Real Estate Market Recovery
Over 10.7 million households owe more than their homes are worth as of the third quarter of 2011, according to Chief Economist Mark Fleming of CoreLogic. Negative equity can hinder homeowners' ability to sell their homes or, in some cases, to qualify for loan modification and refinancing programs.

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Materials from Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery forum now available
On November 9-10, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System hosted a forum on Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. View materials from this event, including conference papers, video clips, transcripts, and speaker presentations.