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Covering federal grants, loans, and awards

The U.S. government gives out billions of dollars every year in grants, loans, contracts and financial assistance. Using, you can see who is being awarded the money, how much,

Vehicles get older, loans longer

New cars have turned high-tech, loaded with features you usually find on smartphones. But even with all these gadgets available in new cars, vehicles on the road keep getting older.

Try these auto sales story ideas

The monthly new-vehicle sales reports are due out from automakers on Sept. 4, and expected to show a 17-percent uptick, according to Taking the pulse of new car and truck sales

SBA loan data on minority-owned businesses

After analyzing 20 years of Small Business Administration loan data, Bryant Ruiz Switzky of the Washington Business Journal found the number of business loans to African Americans dropped 87 percent

Find quit-claim deeds to find hard-money lenders

We’ve all had interviews where we wished the source would stop blowing smoke and answer the questions. Seattle Times reporter Christine Willmsen got those frank responses from Emiel Kandi, a

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