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Bloomberg to Occupy: Blame Congress, not banks

"It was not the banks that created the mortgage crisis. It was, plain and simple, Congress," said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at an event for business leaders.

Senh: Congress: "It's all the banks fault. We have absolutely nothing to do with it."


Proposal could shut many out of housing market

Proposed rules sparked by the financial industry meltdown could have the effect of shutting many lower-income buyers out of the mortgage market, critics say.


Laptop in trash turns into treasure for reporters

A discarded laptop found in the garbage has turned out to be a treasure trove of new information about the only lawsuit the SEC has brought over Wall Street’s mortgage debacle.


Bank Of America's Mortgage Business 'Struggling Mightily,' CEO Says

Bank of America Corp is working to improve profits by reducing its number of problem mortgages and cutting other costs, Chief Executive Brian Moynihan told shareholders on Wednesday. Moynihan, speaking at the company's annual meeting in downtown Charlotte, said the mortgage business of the largest U.S. bank by assets is "still struggling mightily" as it slowly crawls out from under the billions in soured home loans.


Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailouts could hit $363 billion, report says

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailouts could hit $363 billion, report says

That figure, projected through 2013, represents a worst-case scenario that assumes a double-dip recession, the Federal Housing Finance Agency says. The finance giants have so far received about $148 billion in taxpayer funds.


Bank of America Plans to Resume Foreclosures

Curtailing a moratorium sooner than expected, Bank of America said it would resume 102,000 foreclosures in 23 states where court approval is needed to go ahead.


US homes lost to foreclosure up 25 pct on year

Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis.


N.Y. probes 8 banks on mortgage security ratings

N.Y. probes 8 banks on mortgage security ratings

The New York attorney general has launched an investigation into eight banks to determine whether they misled ratings agencies about mortgage securities, according to a person familiar with the investigation.


Finding in Foreclosure a Beginning, Not an End

Finding in Foreclosure a Beginning, Not an End

In a counterintuitive solution, nonprofits in Boston are selling houses back to owners after foreclosure.


Mortgage Principal Reduction: Why "Re-Equifying" Borrowers Could Exacerbate The Mortgage Mess

Many critics of the Obama administration's mortgage loan-modification program say it won't work because it doesn't do enough to address "negative equity," the plight of people who owe more on their home loans than the current value of those properties. Without equity in their homes, these critics say, borrowers have little incentive to keep paying and are apt to walk away as soon as things get tough, if not before.


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