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  • JPMorgan's money is not enough [Editorial]

    JPMorgan's money is not enough  [Editorial]
    U.S. banks don't come any bigger than JPMorgan Chase, so no one should be surprised by the size of its settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice that was announced today — $13 billion to end civil litigation regarding mortgage lending practices. The question people should be asking is whether that's enough to prevent such irresponsible behavior from happening again.
  • Some call on city to explore eminent domain to combat blight

    Some call on city to explore eminent domain to combat blight
    A California city's controversial plan to use eminent domain to help its residents burdened with mortgages worth more than their homes has caught the eye of some Baltimore leaders, who say the city might benefit from the program. There are thousands of...

    Unwinding Fannie and Freddie

    Unwinding Fannie and Freddie
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home...

    Bill Miller's fund is beating the market once more

    Bill Miller's fund is beating the market once more
    During the depth of the 2008 financial crisis when Bill Miller's funds were in free fall, a colleague advised him to get a dog. "I needed to change my luck," said the Legg Mason money manager, famous for beating the market 15 years in a row. "I reasoned...

    Five questions with NAREB President Donnell Spivey

    Five questions with NAREB President Donnell Spivey
    Donnell Spivey was a 32-year-old Amtrak employee when he decided to start investing in real estate, but what began as a sideline quickly became a career. He entered the business with Baltimore-based Otis Warren Real Estate Co., and later worked for...