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  • Mortgage fallout felt by GOP

    The Bush administration's newly aggressive effort to help people facing foreclosure and shore up the troubled mortgage industry was sparked by growing concerns of an election-year recession, and the political damage that would cause, analysts said...
  • Fed looks to rein in lenders

    The Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed new mortgage lending rules to protect consumers against fraud and deception, but consumer advocates said lenders would still have the ability to make the kinds of bad loans that triggered the sub-prime lending...
  • "These are not normal times"

    Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson visited the editorial board to discuss the sub-prime crisis, and the Department of the Treasury's responses to it. The department is organizing a voluntary loan-modification program designed to stave off the growing...
  • Job slump latest omen of recession

    Hopes that the economy could shake off the sub-prime mortgage mess and dodge recession grew fainter Friday as the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers last month added the smallest number of new jobs in more than four years -- driving the...
  • Adjustable loans spur new worries

    The no-worries lending that inflated the housing bubble is resulting in a flood of soured option-ARM loans, adjustable-rate mortgages that allow borrowers to pay so little every month that their loan balances rise rather than fall, sometimes sharply....
  • Panel clears bill requiring notice on mortgage rate increases

    As a slumping housing market threatens California's economy, state lawmakers gave a first, key approval to a bill aimed at preventing foreclosures of homes financed with sub-prime mortgages. The measure by Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (D-Oakland)...
  • Inflating the bubble?

    Today, Furman and Landsburg discuss unemployment and the mortgage crisis. Previously, they debated whether the stimulus package would work and assessed the government's ability to mitigate economic downturns given its record deficit spending. Later in the...
  • Lenders offer help to avoid foreclosure

    Amid mounting foreclosures, a group of major lenders Tuesday said they would offer seriously delinquent borrowers a grace period of up to 30 days to establish possible workout plans before finalizing steps to take away their homes. The initiative,...
  • La gran reforma financiera

    La gran reforma financiera
    El secretario del Tesoro de Estados Unidos, Henry Paulson, dio a conocer ayer un proyecto de amplia reestructuración de la normativa fi nanciera, que otorgaría nuevas funciones a la Reserva Federal, pero los analistas se interrogan sobre el alcance real...
  • Bailout, Obama favored: Poll finds

     
    by Mark Silva By a margin of nearly two-to-one, Americans surveyed say the federal government is doing the right thing in intervening in the financial market credit crunch, and by a double-digit margin most voters say that Democrat Barack Obama......
  • Good luck to Congress on Wall St pay cut

     
    by Frank James There was much at today's Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Treasury Department's proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street about executive compensation. Even Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr., who himself made a fortune on Wall...