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Foreclosure rates soared in August, indicating that government intervention and furor over so-called robo-signing merely offered a false reprieve from the tsunami of foreclosures that slammed the U.S. economy. Thirty-one states saw increases in foreclosure filings while defaults skyrocketed by a staggering 33%. Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts had the highest month-over-month increase in foreclosure filings (in that order).