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  • Payday lending bill passes first hurdle in Senate

     
    The latest proposal to allow payday loan stores to return to Pennsylvania was approved today by the Senate Banking Committee. I didn't attend this morning's hearing on Senate Bill 975, but got word of the committee's action from Al Bowman,...
  • Senators launch effort to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Senators launch effort to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON — Nearly five years ago, the subprime meltdown triggered a huge taxpayer bailout of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now a bipartisan group of senators has launched the most comprehensive effort yet to clean up the...

    Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...

    Housing finance, beyond Fannie and Freddie

    Housing finance, beyond Fannie and Freddie
    President Obama this week joined lawmakers from both parties in calling for Congress to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the privately owned but government-backed companies that supply most of the funding for home mortgages in this country. There...

    Sen. Mark Warner calls for SEC probe of Nasdaq trading outage

    Sen. Mark Warner calls for SEC probe of Nasdaq trading outage
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Warner on Friday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct a "thorough investigation" of the Nasdaq Stock Market's three-hour trading outage. Warner (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said...