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  • Fannie Mae to pay U.S. $59.4 billion after record quarterly profit

    Fannie Mae to pay U.S. $59.4 billion after record quarterly profit
    WASHINGTON -- Bailed-out housing finance giant Fannie Mae said Thursday it would pay the U.S. government $59.4 billion after posting a record profit for the first three months of the year. The fortunes of the company, which is 80% owned by taxpayers...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: The Legacy of Obama's Recovery Act

     
    With the economy the likely focus of Wednesday night’s first debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney, I invited veteran reporter Scott Reeder (right), the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-...
  • New Report: GM Stock Would Need to Triple for Taxpayers to Break Even

     
    How much are U.S. taxpayers still on the hook for GM's bailout? The Detroit News reports that if the Treasury sold its remaining stake ??? 189 million shares, or about 14% of the Detroit automaker ??? at Wednesday's $36.61 stock......
  • Hey, AIG: F*** You

    Hey, AIG: F*** You
    Hey there behemoth insurer, American International Group! Allow me to speak for nearly all Americans left, right, and center when I say get f***ed and go f***ing f*** yourself. Sorry, I usually try to keep such language to a minimum on this blog, but...
  • Our Laguna: 2012 was a year of change

    The top 10 stories of 2011 included limitations on skateboarders; an arrest for alleged rapes and sexual assaults; flood recovery; Marine Life Protection Act implementation delay in Laguna; the Heisler Park renovation; the Resource Center pulling out from...
  • Casey urges Hurricane Sandy aid for Pennsylvania

    Casey urges Hurricane Sandy aid for Pennsylvania
    Democrat Bob Casey urged a federal emergency official to reimburse Pennsylvania for the state's Hurricane Sandy preparations on Wednesday and Republican Pat Toomey is pushing back against a $60.4 billion aid bill he says is excessive. To be sure, Toomey...
  • Council president claims Carmel mayor is deceiving public, misusing money

    Council president claims Carmel mayor is deceiving public, misusing money
    The president of the Carmel City Council says an investigation into a nearly $200 million bailout of the city redevelopment commission has turned up evidence that the mayor is deceiving the public and funneling taxpayer dollars through a private group....
  • Some 23,000 Floridians receive $1.7B from lenders after landmark settlement

    Some 23,000 Floridians receive $1.7B from lenders after landmark settlement
    More than 23,000 struggling Floridians have so far received $1.7 billion in mortgage relief as part of a landmark $25 billion national settlement with five giant home lenders, the Florida Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday. Floridians are...
  • Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11

    Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
  • Air time check: Who got the most words in edgewise during Monday night's GOP debate?

     
    Running a word-count program on the transcript of last night's GOP presidential primary debate I get: Mitt Romney -- 4,649 (34%) Newt Gingrich -- 4,118 (30%) Rick Santorum --2,898 ( 21%) Ron Paul -- 2,095 (15%) This does not include......
  • Banks agree to pay up for mortgage fouls

     
    Pennsylvania homeowners will get nearly $200 million in assistance as part of a $25 billion mortgage foreclosure settlement agreement that state and federal officials reached with big banks. State Attorney General Linda Kelly said Thursday the bulk of...
  • California lawmakers under fire in university budget battles

     
    With anger bubbling on college campuses, spending on higher education is expected to remain a flash point as California lawmakers hash out this year's state budget....