Well well…..who would have thought?
Remember when Sarah Palin told us all, while campaigning for the VP spot, that her teenaged pregnant daughter would marry the baby’s father? And then both of the teens dropped out of school to pursue other paths? Well, now it seems that the young parents, who never married, are no longer together. The baby is about 2 1/2 months old.
The father of the baby told The Associated Press that he and 18-year-old Bristol Palin mutually decided “a while ago” to end their relationship.
The foreclosure picture is looking kind of scary.
More than 74,000 homes were lost to bank repossessions during the month of February. This is up from 67,000 in January, according to a regular monthly report from RealtyTrac, the online marketer of foreclosed properties. Nearly 1.2 million have been lost since the foreclosure crisis hit in August 2007.
In South Carolina, foreclosure filings, which include notices of default, notices of foreclosure sale and bank repossessions, skyrocketed 254% compared with last February. The state recorded a filing for every 818 households, the 20th highest rate among the states.
South Carolina’s unemployment has reached 10.4%, the second highest rate, after Michigan, in the nation.
The worst foreclosure state is Nevada, where one of every 70 households had a filing. Foreclosures are up 156% from last February and 9% from January. More than 2,800 homes were repossessed by banks during the month.
Second was Arizona, with one filing for every 147 households, up 88% year-over-year and 23% from January. California, with nearly 81,000 filings, had more than any other state, with a rate of one for every 165 households. Florida had more than 46,000, one for every 188 households.
Lastly, it’s a big day for Bernard Madoff who was in federal court in New York.
Madoff, who allegedly stole billions of dollars from more than 4,000 victims through his investment firm, could face a 150-year sentence if convicted.
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