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New SVP, National Manager for Supreme Lending

Supreme Lending has ushered in a new senior vice president with the appointment of James E. Iley, Jr. Iley will now serve as the SVP and national production manager for the Dallas-based company. Iley's hiring is part of Supreme's strategic plan for expanding the company's reach, and he will apply more than 22 years of experience in the mortgage industry to his new role with the entity.

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Obama Administration Continues Fight for Cordray

President Barack Obama is speaking out again against Republican senators who continue to oppose Richard Cordray as the administration's nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray, a Democrat and former attorney general of Ohio, will be subject to a confirmation vote by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, and it seems likely that the move will be unsuccessful due to a filibuster-proof bloc by GOP lawmakers. The senators behind the refusal to confirm Cordray are targeting the restriction of the CFPB's reach.

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Bipartisan Bill Targets More Capital Access, Job Growth

Targeting job growth to boost the nation's economy and housing markets, a co-authored bill calls for the easing of mandates contained within the Dodd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes Oxley Act. U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), and CHarles Schumer (D-New York) recently announced the Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011; the senators hope to help small businesses seeking to go public by altering the pace required to meet expensive obligations in terms of investor protections.

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S&P Lookout Report Shows Growth in Global Concerns

Standard & Poor's recent Lookout Report showed a solid reduction in the amount of recession-related concerns those in the U.S. financial markets are feeling and acting upon. The biweekly survey, created by S&P Capital IQ's Global Market Intelligence division, demonstrated that the drop in anxiety over the state of the nation's overall economic conditions was somewhat mitigated by rising fears over the European debt crisis. S&P's outlook also showed that U.S. home pricing has returned to levels seen in 2002.

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BBVA Compass Opens Fourth Mortgage Center

Opening up new industry jobs in Tempe, Arizona, BBVA Compass recently announced that it would launch a mortgage operations center in the Southwestern city. The branch will be BBVA Compass' fourth mortgage-focused complex, and the company noted its growth in the sector as the chief catalyst behind the development of a new location in Tempe.

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MIS Approved for UCDP Integration

Mortgage Information Services, Inc., has completed its testing by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the company has been approved, taking its connection with the UCDP live.

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New President Announced for ServiceLink

A new president has been announced at ServiceLink, with the appointment of Chris Azur to the prestigious position. Formerly the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer, Azur has been with ServiceLink for more than four years. In his previous role for ServiceLink, Azur was responsible for multiple aspects of valuations, title, and closing operations for the entity.

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Massachusetts Home Sales Show Mixed Results

In Massachusetts, the sales pace for single-family homes was on the rise during October, for the fourth consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases in the region. However, the state's housing market continues to struggle overall, with a 9 percent drop in total sales volume recorded for 2012. Single-family home sales in Massachusetts are down in terms of the year-to-date pace; by October of last year, around 34,823 homes had sold in the state, according to a recent sales study by the Warren Group.

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Federal Reserve Releases New CDIAC Roster

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The Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) has revealed its membership line up for 2012. The consulting arm of the Federal Reserve Board also announced its president and vice president appointees, along with four new faces joining the roster.

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