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  • Federal Housing Administration needs $1.7-billion bailout

    Federal Housing Administration needs $1.7-billion bailout
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Housing Administration, whose role in the real estate market expanded dramatically in recent years, on Friday said it would need approximately $1.7 billion to stabilize its long-term finances. It marks the first time the 79-...
  • Group begins campaign to stop Janet Yellen's confirmation as Fed chair

    Group begins campaign to stop Janet Yellen's confirmation as Fed chair
    WASHINGTON -- A conservative group has launched a campaign to stop Janet L. Yellen from becoming the next head of the Federal Reserve, arguing her confirmation would lead to an expansion of easy money policies that would cause prices to soar. American...
  • Despite bailout, federal housing agency on right track, official says

    Despite bailout, federal housing agency on right track, official says
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the Federal Housing Administration, which recently received $1.7 billion in its first-ever bailout, said the agency was headed in the right direction, as she faced intense Republican criticism during a lengthy congressional...
  • Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator

    Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to be the regulator for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed a key procedural vote Thursday because of strong Republican opposition. President Obama nominated Watt, a veteran Democrat...
  • Senate Republicans block nominee for housing agency

    WASHINGTON — In blocking the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head a top housing agency, Senate Republicans showed they preferred to keep oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the hands of a career bureaucrat who opposes providing more aggressive...
  • Trayvon Martin's father addresses congressional caucus on race

    Trayvon Martin's father addresses congressional caucus on race
    WASHINGTON -- Tracy Martin, the father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, urged Congress on Wednesday to improve the educational and employment opportunities of African American boys and men, who are disproportionately imprisoned and unemployed....
  • Advocates divided on how to replace LaMotte on L.A. school board

    Advocates divided on how to replace LaMotte on L.A. school board
    Advocates on Tuesday pushed different approaches for replacing Los Angeles Board of Education member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month. A group led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) asserted that the board  should wait until...
  • L.A. school board will decide in January how to fill LaMotte seat

    L.A. school board will decide in January how to fill LaMotte seat
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday postponed deciding how to fill the seat of school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month.  Three members wanted to delay the discussion, while three wanted to take up the...
  • L.A. Unified board delays decision on replacing LaMotte

    L.A. Unified board delays decision on replacing LaMotte
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday delayed a decision on how to fill the seat of former member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month. Three members wanted to postpone the discussion until after LaMotte's funeral, while...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters calls for improved security at LAX

    In the wake of last month's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a local congresswoman has called for improvements to airport security, including the permanent assignment of armed police officers near passenger screening checkpoints....
  • Rivals take new shots at Greuel over L.A. ticket-fixing service

     
    L.A. City Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel took new fire for her handling of a special service at City Hall that dismissed parking tickets for special applicants....