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Loren Berlin

Frustrated Attorneys General Hold Secret Meetings On Foreclosures | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

Attorneys general or representatives from nearly 15 states met in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to discuss and share different enforcement options and ...

Well Done, Mr. President! Now About That Foreclosure Fraud Settlement ...

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Congratulations, Mr. President. This week you followed your increasingly populist rhetoric with some decisive action on behalf of the middle class.

The Biggest Business Stories Of 2011

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Characters from multiple continents and various walks of life rocked the business world this year. The Occupy movement forced income inequality to ...

Mr. President, Stop Protecting Bankers From These Law Enforcement Officials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Lately we've been hearing some strong words from the President about Wall Street crime. But when the cameras and lights aren't around, his Administration's been working feverishly to protect bankers from state law enforcement officials.

Arthur Delaney

Administration Shames Banks For Poor Performance In Anti-Foreclosure Program | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration chided two of the nation's biggest banks Wednesday for failing to improve their performance in the administration's signature...

Loren Berlin

Western Strike: California, Nevada Team Up To Prosecute Mortgage Fraud | Loren Berlin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

California and Nevada's attorneys general announced Tuesday in a press conference that they are teaming up to prosecute mortgage fraud in their respec...

New York AG Launches Probe Into Foreclosures On Active-Duty Military Members

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is launching an investigation into possibly illegal foreclosures on homes owned by members of the military...

Loren Berlin

Foreclosure Settlement Awaits California's Next Move | Loren Berlin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

As state attorneys general continue to pursue a national settlement with mortgage companies to resolve claims of improper handling of foreclosure proc...

States Crafting Smaller U.S. Mortgage Abuse Settlement, Excluding California

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Aruna Viswanatha) - States are crafting a scaled-back mortgage abuses settlement with top U.S. banks that would exclude California, on...

Tyler Kingkade

Midwest Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek To Highlight Foreclosure Mess | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its seventh week of protest against income inequality, some Midwestern Occupiers are zeroing in on housing i...

States Near Broad Foreclosure Settlement Deal WIth Major Banks

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Aruna Viswanatha) - Talks between U.S. states and top banks over mortgage abuses are nearing agreement on a major sticking point that ...

William Alden

Florida AG Pressured By Targets Of Investigations To Soften Approach, Critics Say | William Alden | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Last December, when she was still investigating foreclosure fraud as a top lawyer in the Florida attorney general's office, J...

California To Quit Foreclosure Settlement Talks

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The state of California is pulling out of multi-state negotiations with large U.S. banks to resolve allegations of mortgage abuses, according to a...

Washington Against Heroes: The Post Attacks Eric Schneiderman

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.06.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There's no better barometer of Washington's debased values and historical blindness than the Washington Post. Today it attacked Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General taking a brave stand against a cushy settlement with America's banks.

Shahien Nasiripour

Mortgage Debt Relief For Distressed Homeowners Won't Hurt Big Banks, IMF Says | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A broad mortgage debt-relief program for distressed homeowners would not significantly impact the nation's four biggest banks, according t...

Shahien Nasiripour

Big Banks Save Billions As Homeowners Suffer, Internal Federal Report Finds | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The nation's five largest mortgage firms have saved more than $20 billion since the housing crisis began in 2007 by taking shortcuts in pr...

Shahien Nasiripour

Mortgage Industry Could Face Massive Changes That Protect Homeowners | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal regulators and the top law enforcement officers in all fifty states are eyeing big changes to the dysfunctional home loan industry. If these o...

Zach Carter

Foreclosure Protesters Descend On Washington | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters from around the country descended on a meeting of all 50 state attorneys general in the nation's capital on Monda...

Largest Mortgage Loan Companies Poised To Settle With Attorneys General

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The five largest mortgage loan servicers, including Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N), may be the first to settle with 50...