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Mortgage Deal

Big Banks Get Big Tax Break On Foreclosure Abuse Deal

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer advocates have complained that U.S. mortgage lenders are getting off easy in a deal to settle charges that they wrongfull...

Ben Hallman

Banks Winning On Government Handouts, Guess Who's Losing? | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

If there was any doubt about whether it is better financially to be a big bank or a small housing counseling nonprofit, consider how both are faring i...

The Bank Settlement's Flawed -- But Fight Bank Crime, Not Each Other

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There are doors in this deal -- doors that lead to a better deal for homeowners and a chance at restoring justice. Progressives need to recognize that these doors exist, and then demand that our elected officials use them.

Loren Berlin

2008 Mortgage Deal Shows How Not To Structure Current Settlement | Loren Berlin | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business

As states gear up to finalize a national mortgage servicing settlement, some are looking to avoid the painful lessons of a 2008 mortgage deal that fai...

Foreclosure Deal Would Give States Future Authority To Punish Firms

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

* States can seek future penalties up to $5 million-documents * Settlement will last for 3-1/2 years * States face end-...

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...