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  • Jim Bunning's lonely stand against deficit spending to fund unemployment benefits -- does he have a point?

     
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Jim Bunning has been demonized in the media a lot lately. CNN has been running a crawl that reads, "Thousands hurt by one senator." Ticket has described him as a goat. He has been blamed for the......
  • Michael Hiltzik: The truth about Lehman Bros. ...

     
    ... turns out to be even worse than anyone could have expected. As the bankruptcy examiner's report cited by my Wednesday column alleges, Lehman drifted into wholesale fraud as its financial condition deteriorated in the year before it filed for......
  • Where's the regulatory middle ground?

     
    Economist Mark Thoma of the University of Oregon is no fan of Republicans, so he's probably not a go-to source for suggestions on how they should conduct themselves in Congress. But he raised an interesting point in a blog post Saturday that questioned...
  • Goldman fraud case: 'Old and simple deception and conflicts'

     
    The heart of the Securities and Exchange Commission's surprise fraud case against Goldman Sachs & Co. on Friday: The investment banking titan duped investors in toxic mortgage securities by failing to give them the entire story about the deal --......
  • Goldman agrees to settle fraud case with SEC, will pay $550 million

     
    The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it reached a settlement with Goldman Sachs Group in the landmark fraud case the agency brought against the banking titan over the sale of mortgage-related securities. Under terms of the deal, Goldman...
  • Struggling economy leaves Obama no grace period

    Struggling economy leaves Obama no grace period
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's preinaugural "honeymoon" could turn into a major headache. Unlike those preceding him in office, Obama is being forced into swift action on the economy with a financial crisis and the specter of recession...
  • Mortgage fallout felt by GOP

    The Bush administration's newly aggressive effort to help people facing foreclosure and shore up the troubled mortgage industry was sparked by growing concerns of an election-year recession, and the political damage that would cause, analysts said...
  • Fed looks to rein in lenders

    The Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed new mortgage lending rules to protect consumers against fraud and deception, but consumer advocates said lenders would still have the ability to make the kinds of bad loans that triggered the sub-prime lending...
  • "These are not normal times"

    Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson visited the editorial board to discuss the sub-prime crisis, and the Department of the Treasury's responses to it. The department is organizing a voluntary loan-modification program designed to stave off the growing...
  • Job slump latest omen of recession

    Hopes that the economy could shake off the sub-prime mortgage mess and dodge recession grew fainter Friday as the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers last month added the smallest number of new jobs in more than four years -- driving the...
  • Adjustable loans spur new worries

    The no-worries lending that inflated the housing bubble is resulting in a flood of soured option-ARM loans, adjustable-rate mortgages that allow borrowers to pay so little every month that their loan balances rise rather than fall, sometimes sharply....
  • Iceland is steamed

    In December, reports surfaced that then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson was nervous. Without a Wall Street bailout package, he reportedly warned members of Congress, civil unrest might become so widespread that martial law would have to be imposed....