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'100 Percent Protected' Isn't As Safe As It Sounds

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Brokers selling complex securities that they once contended were safe and sound have saddled individual investors with billions in losses since the cr...

Shahien Nasiripour

JPMorgan Chase, Citing Sanctity Of Contracts, Argues Against Mortgage Modifications

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With millions of homeowners losing their homes to foreclosure during this recession, megabank JPMorgan Chase plans to argue against the Obama administ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Foreclosure Plan Makes It Harder For Banks To Reduce Principal For Underwater Homeowners

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration's plan to help struggling homeowners has had the unintended consequence of making it harder for them to get the most effectiv...

Shahien Nasiripour

Treasury Getting More Comfortable With Principal Write-Downs -- Sort Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is the Treasury Department finally going to help homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth get out from underwater? Maybe, maybe not. At a ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Administration Knew Foreclosure Program Wasn't Working Right, Did Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story has been updated: See below. Even as the Obama administration's signature foreclosure-prevention program has foundered, Treasury Departmen...