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2003
April 23, 2003 Fidelity National Information Solutions, Inc. [PDF]
Statement of Earnings
March 28, 2003 Congress targets tax breaks for troops
New law could ease rules for capital gains tax on home sales for military
March 28, 2003 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. to Acquire Key Title Company to Bolster Ticor Brand
March 28, 2003 Mortgage Rates Climb For Second Week In Row, But Remain Very Affordable
March 28, 2003 TransUnion Acquires Atlantic Assurance Group
March 27, 2003 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Closes On Acquisition of ANFI
March 27, 2003 LendingTree patent expansion gets green light
Will further protect lender's consumer credit criteria selection process
March 27, 2003 National 'no-call' list on track
FTC will begin enforcing telemarketers' use of registry by October
March 27, 2003 New home sales hit soft spot
Fall 8.1% in February after sharp decline in January
March 26, 2003 Buyers hold off in California
Statewide sales fall 7.1%; median price climbs 11.1%
March 26, 2003 Consumer confidence fades
Conference Board's index falls for fourth consecutive month
March 26, 2003 February Existing-Home Sales Ease From Record
March 25, 2003 LandAmerica Names Bill James Southwest Agency Manager
March 25, 2003 Landata Systems Welcomes Advanced Micro Solutions, Inc. as New AIM for Windows Distributor
March 25, 2003 Sterling Financial Settlement Services Set for April 1 Launch
March 24, 2003 MBA Survey Shows Mortgage Delinquencies Down In Last Quarter Of 2002
March 21, 2003 Mortgage bill aims to chop foreclosures
Legislation would assist homeowners who are at least two months delinquent
March 21, 2003 War Effort Pushes Mortgage Rates Upward
Rise May Be Temporary As Other Factors Come To The Fore
March 21, 2003 Widespread weakness stunts economy
Conference Board's leading indicators decline in February
March 20, 2003 Advanced Micro Solutions Creates Title Technology Group to Serve the Title Industry
March 19, 2003 CA Housing shortage sparks smart growth talk
Calif. planners, lawyers to discuss state's population challenges
March 19, 2003 Composite and Refinance Indexes Reach Record Highs in Latest MBA Survey
Mortgage Rates Increase from Record Lows
March 18, 2003 Builders lose confidence
Weak economy, war worries trigger low expectations
March 18, 2003 Housing starts stalled
Starts drop 11%; permits, completions hold steady
March 18, 2003 Lending disparities persist in metro areas
ABN AMRO, Cendant rank 'worst' on minority, low-income mortgages
March 17, 2003 Affordable homes house workers
State, local programs respond to dearth of federal funding
March 17, 2003 Capital Title Group Revenue Increases 98.2%
Reports Record Results in Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2002
March 17, 2003 What went wrong with online transaction systems
Lessons learned from first-generation flops
March 14, 2003 Lower Mortgage Rates Continue To Prevail
30-Year Fixed-Rate Under Six Percent For All Of 2003
March 14, 2003 What went wrong with online transaction systems
Lessons learned from first-generation flops
March 13, 2003 Inspectech Acquires Indiana-based Home Inspection Company
March 12, 2003 Composite and Refinance Indexes Reach Record Highs in Latest MBA Survey
Mortgage Rates Reach New Low
March 12, 2003 Title cos. roll up tech sleeves
ALTA®'s Tech Forum in Las Vegas takes a look at what's ahead
March 11, 2003 Customized bundling on its way
First Am, Dorado sourcing platform offers vendor, transaction management
March 11, 2003 LandAmerica Appoints Cheryl Cox Vice President
March 11, 2003 Lenders go for ride in Tomorrow Land
ASC, eLynx, QuestSoft release new software at mortgage bankers expo
March 11, 2003 MBA backs Bush's growth plan
Says package could create 1 million jobs by end of next year
March 11, 2003 Stewart Continues International Expansion: Now Licensed to Issue Title Insurance in Australia
March 11, 2003 Top 5 metros to kickstart a career
Despite economic slump, a handful of cities remain attractive to people relocating for careers
March 10, 2003 First American Introduces SourceMaster(TM) Powered by Dorado
March 10, 2003 FNIS Unveils New Version of Top-Selling AgentOffice (TM) Software
March 10, 2003 Georgia rewires anti-predatory lending law
Gov. Perdue to sign bill reducing liability for holders of mortgage-backed securities
March 10, 2003 Housing finance advisors tack on new names
Fannie Mae adds 20 members to its National Advisory Council
March 7, 2003 AIM for Windows 4.1 Offers SureClose Integration, Other Efficiency Features Visit Stewart at ALTA® Tech 2003 for Demonstration
March 7, 2003 ALLTEL forms strategic alliance with Ingeo Provides increased productivity to mortgage industry
March 7, 2003 Buyers fall short in Golden State
C.A.R.'s affordability index dips 2% in January
March 7, 2003 Homestore loss $37.6 million in fourth quarter
CEO says company has sufficient capital
March 6, 2003 FNIS launches Instant Qualifier
Single-source provides electronic prequalification, valuation for wholesale mortgage loans
March 6, 2003 HUD Plans Subprime FHA
Secretary testifies at Senate
March 6, 2003 Interest Rates Reach Record Low (Again) In Latest MBA Survey
Refinancing Index Near Record High
March 5, 2003 'Truth in Credit Act' targets false credit info
Legislation would force creditors to correct inaccuracies or face legal damages
March 5, 2003 Fourth ex-'Homie' pleads guilty to fraud
Kalina admits to insider trading, agrees to repay $74,000 to stockholders
March 5, 2003 Mortgage market to 'Simmer down'
Greenspan says trends could hurt economy
March 5, 2003 Slowdown In Home Price Growth Continues Into Fourth Quarter
Third Quarter Growth Rate Adjusted Upward
March 5, 2003 Stewart Explores the Senses with Landata Title Office at ALTA® Tech 2003
March 4, 2003 Home price growth hits cool note
Average prices up 6.89% in fourth quarter, smallest quarterly gain in almost 5 years
March 4, 2003 SEC seeks to seize homes
Securities cops want Congress to waive state property protections
March 4, 2003 Ultima Demonstrates Newest Versions of TitleSearch
eTitleSearch and FileStor at ALTA® Tech 2003
March 4, 2003 Will war kill housing?
Short-term pain may worsen if fighting becomes costly
February 28, 2003 Georgia lending law now toothless
New York may be next to crack down on predatory lenders
February 28, 2003 Hot market hits cool point
New home sales plummet 15.1% in January
February 28, 2003 Long Term Mortgage Rates Fall Even Lower, According To Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
One-Year ARM Creeps Up As Fees & Points Slip Slightly
February 28, 2003 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
February 27, 2003 Atlantic Assurance Introduces "SatTrack" - A Timesaving Lien Release Enhancement
February 27, 2003 First American Launches New Title Division
February 26, 2003 Foreclosure.com changes hands
ForeclosureFreeSearch pays $750,000 for coveted URL
February 26, 2003 Interest Rates Reach Record Lows In Latest MBA Survey
Refinancing Activity Increases Over Previous Week
February 25, 2003 Online Documents, Inc. Announces SMART Document Forms Library For Electronic Mortgages
February 25, 2003 Primedia plugs into MSN
Partnership is prime part of media giants' online strategies
February 21, 2003 Mortgage Rates Dip To New Record Lows Again This Week
Housing Remains A Star In Lackluster Economy
February 21, 2003 S.F. Bay prices still steamy
Sales dip 0.7%, price climbs 8.9% from prior-year results in 9-county region
February 21, 2003 Warren Lasko, Longtime MBA Executive Vice President, Passes Away
February 20, 2003 Builder confidence slips
NAHB's housing market index falls 2 points in February
February 20, 2003 Freddie funds homeownership centers
NeighborWorks pledge part of President's housing agenda
February 20, 2003 LandAmerica Announces Record Fourth Quarter & Year 2002 Results
Plans A Common Stock Repurchase Program
February 20, 2003 Mortgage Applications Activity Unchanged In Latest MBA Survey
Refi Index Remain Above 5000 While Interest Rates Are Near Record Lows
February 19, 2003 Housing Construction Rises in January
February 18, 2003 January Purchases $57.2 Billion at Fannie Mae
Duration gap at -4
February 14, 2003 ANFI, Inc. Reports Earnings and Revenues for the 4th Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2002
February 14, 2003 Long Term Mortgage Rates Slip Lower For The Fourth Week Running
One-Year ARM Remains Unchanged And Still At A Record Low
February 14, 2003 Stewart Announces Record Results for Fourth Quarter and Year 2002
February 13, 2003 Countrywide pulls out of Georgia
Will no longer offer subprime mortgages because of new restrictions
February 13, 2003 Total Existing-Home Sales Rise in 45 States, NAR Reports
February 12, 2003 Greenspan talks debt
Fed chief says household outstandings not worrisome despite cash-out mortgage refinancing
February 12, 2003 OTS opinion has holes
Lawyers conclude federal regulators left questions unanswered in Georgia, New York
February 12, 2003 Stewart Purchases Majority Interest in The InterCity Companies
February 12, 2003 The First American Corporation Reports Record Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2002
Net Income for the Quarter Increases 58 Percent
February 11, 2003 Calif. slapped with another lawsuit
Quicken Loans claims federal law mandates interest payments, not state
February 11, 2003 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Closes on Lender's Service, Inc. Acquisition
February 11, 2003 MISMO gets commercialized
Commercial Mortgage Securities Assn., MBA aim to strengthen data standards efforts
February 10, 2003 ALTA® hosts famous fraudster
Frank Abagnale to keynote annual land title convention in Phoenix
February 10, 2003 Housing strength hinges on rates
NAR expects sustained growth this year with slow momentum
February 10, 2003 Lender's First Choice Selects GATORS Technology Platform for Settlement Services Business
February 10, 2003 Wells Fargo sues California
Banking giant claims federal regulation trumps state laws on interest payments
February 6, 2003 Investors Title Company Announces All-Time Record Quarterly Earnings
February 4, 2003 Housing Affordability Rises in Fourth Quarter
February 4, 2003 LandAmerica Acuires New York Land Services, Inc., And Land Title Agency
February 4, 2003 Stewart Appoints Regional CTOs to Reach Enterprise IT Objectives
February 3, 2003 FNIS installs former NAR president
Names Richard Mendenhall to board of directors
February 3, 2003 Stewart Geo Technologies formed from Landata Airborne Systems, Landata Geo Services
New company also acquires the assets of GlobeXplorer Inc.­ an Internet provider of satellite images and aerial photography
January 31, 2003 DealerTrack to Merge With Credit Online
More than 19,000 Dealers, 30 Lenders to Receive Cost and Access Benefits
January 31, 2003 First American Real Estate Solutions Offers Direct Connection to Freddie Mac's Valuation Platform
January 31, 2003 Little Change Seen In Long-term Mortgage Rates This Week
One-Year ARM Sets a New Record Low
January 30, 2003 Fannie Mae aces governance test
S&P hands out first corporate judgment to a U.S. company
January 29, 2003 Fidelity National Financial to Acquire Financial Services Division of ALLTEL Information Services
January 29, 2003 FNIS Reports Record Fourth Quarter 2002 EPS of $0.29; Revenue of $118 Million, and 25 Percent Increase In Quarterly Cash Dividend to $0.15
January 28, 2003 Capital Title Group Exceeds Guidance Outlook for Fourth Quarter 2002 EPS
January 28, 2003 Insurers bully homeowners for repairs
Buyers and sellers haggle over who pays
January 28, 2003 Old Republic Reports Continued Growth In Operating Earnings For 2002 Fourth Quarter And Year
January 28, 2003 Sales smash annual record
NAR reports 5% year-over-year jump in national sales for 2002
January 28, 2003 Shareholders fire another HOMS lawsuit
Blame Merrill Lynch, Blodget for cash losses
January 27, 2003 2002 tops charts across the map
States report annual increases in sales, median price
January 27, 2003 FNIS® Launches QuadMerge? Value
QuadMerge? Value Combines Consumer Credit Information, Property Data and an AVM Within One Report
January 27, 2003 Realtors yell insurance crackdown
Tight homeowners market hit with cries for more regulation
January 27, 2003 Sales smash annual record
NAR reports 5% year-over-year jump in national sales for 2002
January 24, 2003 Get a CLUE
Insurers score claims in stone, homes and owners tote the weight
January 23, 2003 Fitch Affirms LandAmerica's insurer financial strength Ratings
Changes Outlook to Negative
January 23, 2003 Fitch Affirms Stewart Title Group Ratings
Rating Outlook Stable
January 23, 2003 Georgia lending law doesn't apply
Federal regulation trumps state law, OTS says
January 23, 2003 It's immigration stupid
Foreign-born add market support from the ground up
January 23, 2003 Redlining bad credit
Homeowner insurers ding slackers, consumer advocates scream foul
January 22, 2003 'Housing: You've just gotta have it!'
January 22, 2003 Insurance cycle paves bumpy road
Underwriting squeeze strangles homeowners, delays closings
January 22, 2003 Insurance cycle paves bumpy road
Underwriting squeeze strangles homeowners, delays closings
January 22, 2003 Old Republic Title Insurance Group Increases Single Risk Limit for Commercial Transactions
Higher Limit Means More Choice, Faster Processing Times and Lower Insurance Costs to Title Agents
January 22, 2003 S&P to reject some Georgia loans
Says 'investors can't be insulated from potential liability'
January 21, 2003 Demographics steer housing destiny
Economists predict people trends, low interest rates
January 21, 2003 Distressed properties to rise
Pre-foreclosure data co. says foreclosures to increase in N.Y., Phoenix, SoCal
January 21, 2003 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Lender's Service, Inc.
January 21, 2003 Jobs buy homes
Former NAR economist says employment is trend to watch
January 21, 2003 Keeping Tabs On A Precious Commodity
Stewart Water Information To Provide Water Rights Title Insurance In Texas
January 17, 2003 Builder's Confidence Slips
NAHB Says Overall Rating Still Strong, But Lingering Economic ConcernsKeeps Optimism In Check
January 17, 2003 Fitch Affirms The First American Corp.'s Ratings
Rating Outlook - Stable
January 15, 2003 Banks battle regulation of predatory lending
ABA takes aim at AARP's model state legislation
January 15, 2003 Fannie Mae Reports 2002 Financial Results
GAAP Net Income At $4,619 Million, Down 21.6 Percent
January 15, 2003 Interest Rates Remain Stable In Latest MBA Survey
Refinancing Boom Remains Strong
January 15, 2003 LandAmerica Expands Responsibilities of James P. Lanzetta, Senior Vice President & Regional Counsel
January 15, 2003 Old Republic Announces Purchase of Large Risk Management Account Renewal Rights From Kemper
January 14, 2003 Bush seals deal on flood bill
National flood insurance program back in motion
January 14, 2003 CEO confidence bounces back
Conference Board survey shows chief execs. lifting their heads
January 14, 2003 Location scouts out leads Neighborhood matching tool offers exclusive sponsorship of city or town
January 14, 2003 Stewart Geo Technologies Formed From Landata Airborne Systems, Landata Geo Services
January 10, 2003 Fannie Mae Vice Chair to step down
Jamie Gorelick to pursue commission investigating terrorist attacks
January 10, 2003 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Closing of Bankers Insurance Flood Insurance Acquisition
January 10, 2003 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. to Acquire ANFI, Inc.
January 10, 2003 Low Mortgage Rates Continue To Attract Buyers And Refinancers
Homeowners Saved Average $100 Per Month When Refinancing Last Year
January 10, 2003 MISMO eMortgage Workgroup announced today the release of eMortgage Guidelines and Recommendations version 1.0 to the industry
January 10, 2003 Property Records Industry Association Calls National Meeting To Address Personal Information Privacy Issues
January 7, 2003 Insurance 'hiatus' questioned
FEMA answers why flood insurance drought is happening
January 7, 2003 Lender list hits the Web
Enables consumers to shop for loans by need, location, lender name
January 7, 2003 MBA Survey Shows 2002 3Q Delinquencies Down
And Foreclosures Flat Compared To Last Quarter
January 6, 2003 Capital Title Group Enters Las Vegas Market With Acquisition of Land Title of Nevada
January 6, 2003 FHA ups loan limits
Single-family mortgage allowance jumps 7%
January 6, 2003 FNIS to Sponsor MBA/MISMO Technology WorkGroup Meetings
January 6, 2003 Lender list hits the Web
Enables consumers to shop for loans by need, location, lender name
January 5, 2003 Univest Corporation Partners With Robert Chalphin Associates to Provide Title Insurance
January 2, 2003 Mortgage Rates Reach Record Lows in Latest MBA Survey
Applications Increase From Previous Week
January 2, 2003 Online escrow co. warned off
California Department of Corporations takes action against MyEscrow.org


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