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Our Freedoms Are Slowly Slipping Away

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

As Americans celebrated Labor Day and the freedom to provide for their families, let's hope they didn't spoil the holiday yesterday by pausing to consider whether government today is making their lives easier or more difficult.

Happy Birthday to Dodd-Frank, a Law That Isn't Working

Ted Kaufman | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

Failure was built into Dodd-Frank from the beginning. Instead of writing laws that addressed the abuses that led to the crisis, it nearly always kicked the can down to agencies, instructing them to write new regulations.

Boulder's PACE Brought to a Halt

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Along comes a federal housing agency to give our economy a little butt-kick into the abyss by thwarting an attractive funding mechanism for home energy retrofits and the jobs that come with them.

Obama-Math Doesn't Add Up for Most Homeowners

Raphael Cushnir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raphael Cushnir

If your "investor" is Fanny, as it turns out, good loan terms are available without huge sums due at closing. But if your investor is Freddy, you're currently out of luck.

Secretary Paulson's New Gig: Fannie And Freddie PR Man

New York Times | Stephen Labaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bank examiners from the Federal Reserve and the Comptroller of the Currency are inspecting the books of the nation's two largest mortgage finance comp...

Wall Street Socialism

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

If the guarantees work, private speculators, having driven the stock down, will clean up on the upside. And the bank's CEOs will continue to pocket the multi-million dollar salaries. Call it Wall Street socialism.

Regulation is Not a Bad Word

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

McCain and Gramm are financial radicals who have taken over the system. The idea of putting them back in charge is absolutely unthinkable.

Fannie Mae Bailout Pushes Stocks Up At Open

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street extended its slump into yet another week Monday as investors worried that even a safety net set up for mortgage financier...

Stocks end lower amid worries on Fannie, Freddie

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street's angst over the ongoing fallout from the credit crisis made for a turbulent end to a volatile week Friday _ stocks tumbl...