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Huntsman says banks still ‘too-big-to-fail’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s Wall Street reforms failed to tackle the problem of “too-big-to-fail” banks, Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman said Wednesday in striking departure from GOP orthodoxy. Staking a position that appeared closer to anti-Wall Street protestors than his rivals for the Republican nomination, Huntsman said a tax…

Housing starts see biggest drop since 1984

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Housing starts posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record, suggesting the beleaguered real estate sector has yet to rebound from its deepest slump in modern history. Groundbreaking on new construction dropped 22.5 percent last month…