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  • Burris lobbying disclosures don't match

     
    by Frank James CQ Politics is reporting it has found discrepancies in Sen. Roland Burris's lobbying disclosure forms. An excerpt from the story by Bart Jansen: For example, records with the secretary of state show Burris representing the Council of......
  • Obama's Northern Trust Mortgage

     
    Chicago's Northern Trust Corp. now under fire for excessive merrymaking after collecting federal TARP money, earlier was under scrutiny for the favorable mortgage terms it granted to now-President Barack Obama when he bought his Hyde Park personal...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Freddie Mac profits

     
    by Bob Secter and Andrew Zajac Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding......
  • Should the Obamas refinance?

     
    by John McCormick As President Barack Obama on Thursday talked up the economic benefits from the wave of home refinancing sweeping the nation, a mortgage broker said he and First Lady Michelle Obama would likely do well to stand pat......
  • Mortgage-relief fraud crackdown: Feds

     
    by Michael Oneal The Obama administration warned today that scams targeting distressed homeowners struggling to modify their mortgages or avoid foreclosure are on the rise across the United States. In a news conference led by Treasury Secretary Timothy...
  • Supreme Court: 'The diversity criteria'

     
    by Mark Silva Anyone seriously interested in filling the imminent opening on the Supreme Court is probably loathe to get on too many publicly discussed lists, but our friend and colleague Jan Crawford Greenburg and the crew at ABC News......
  • Los Angeles mortgage modification event begins Thursday

     
    More than 50,000 homeowners are expected to begin streaming through the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday, hoping for a hand in restructuring their mortgages or avoiding foreclosure. The free five-day event, running through Monday, is organized by...
  • 10% of underwater homeowners would walk away, survey finds

     
    A new national survey looking at the phenomenon of strategic defaults, in which homeowners choose foreclosure over continuing to pay on underwater mortgages, has found that nearly one out of 10 homeowners say they would walk away if they felt......
  • A closer look at ideas to help underwater homeowners

     
    In today's column on underwater homeowners I mention two interesting proposals by academics that would help stabilize the real estate market by encouraging people who owe far more than their house's value  to stay in their homes. Below are links to more....
  • As seen on TV: Obama's new and improved economic plan speech

     
    Full text and commentary on the president's latest speech on the economy....
  • Obama's news conference: The economy, health costs, Israel, Afghans, GOP, mosque and, oh, the economy

     
    Full text of the Democratic president's 76-minute dialogue with the press, his first since May....
  • Wall Street cloud darkens Lehigh Valley

    Citigroup: 70,000. Wachovia: 10,000. Merrill Lynch: 5,100. Some of the biggest names in finance have been forced to shed thousands of jobs from their banking, mortgage and brokerage arms amid the economic calamity roiling the world's markets. Even...