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White House: Senate Panel's Housing Vote 'Marks Important Progress'

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House welcomed bipartisan legislation to overhaul the nation's mortgage financing system that cleared a crucial Senate h...

Democrats Tailor Foreclosure Bill To Obama Goals

Washington Post | Renae Merle and Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama prepares to announce a program next week to stem the soaring rate of foreclosures, key Democratic lawmakers say they are planning t...

How Should We Respond to the Imploding Economy?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

We know what goes up must come down but when will what's down go back up?

The Suicide Solution

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

Suicide is becoming an increasingly popular response to debt. If you can't pay your debts and if, in addition you're no longer needed at the workplace, then there's no further point to your existence.

Homeowner rescue awaits President Bush's signature

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Congress approved mortgage relief for 400,000 struggling homeowners Saturday as part of an election-year housing plan that also aim...

My Floor Speech on the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

Sen. Ben Cardin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ben Cardin

Every day that we wait, 8,500 more homes fall into foreclosure across America; 8,500 people are in danger of losing their houses every single day.

Housing Bill Benefits Many: What's In It For You?

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you are ignoring the housing bailout bill because you think it benefits only troubled homeowners, you may miss out on a windfall. The bill, expect...

Housing Bill Won't Solve Market's Problems: AP

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Cash-strapped homebuyers and borrowers facing foreclosure will get some relief from a housing bill passed by the House on Wednesday...

Bill To Help Homeowners Near Approval

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The New York Times reports today on a massive housing bill that overcame a number of hurdles in the Senate yesterday. The Times points out that this...

Housing Rescue Bill Passes Key Senate Hurdle

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A massive foreclosure rescue bill cleared a key Senate test Tuesday by an overwhelming margin, with Democrats and Republicans both ...

Key Senators Reach Deal On Housing Bill

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The two top members of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee announced Monday that they have a deal that will create a multi-billion dollar mortgage rescu...

Bush Wants To Veto Bill Democrats Say Will Save Americans From Foreclosures

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a massive homeowner rescue plan to provide cheaper, government-backed mortgages to half a million debt...