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Financing the Economic Recovery in the New Congress

Posted November 17, 2010 | 13:32:31 (EST)

Communities across America are still reeling from the financial crisis, precipitated by a flood of questionable bank practices. It may therefore sound ironic that financing is integral to fixing the nation's financial problems. Just as irresponsible lending drove the crisis, responsible loans and investments will finance the economic recovery.

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Consumer Protection: Preempting the Myths Perpetuated by Big Banks

Posted May 7, 2010 | 13:46:43 (EST)

We are entering the final stretch in what has been a nearly two-year process to reform the nation's financial system. With powerful interests fighting against reform, it is has been only with the dedication of activists and the public resolve that strong consumer protection has remained on the agenda.

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Treasury's Quiet Directive to Mortgage Servicers to Keep People in Their Homes Must Go Further

Posted December 23, 2009 | 22:16:40 (EST)

The Department of Treasury yesterday took a critical step that many of us have been calling for. Treasury told mortgage servicers to extend the fast-approaching December 31st deadline for the 375,000 families who are in trial modifications but whose document requirements have yet to be finalized in order to make...

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Message Delivered: Timothy Geithner Answers Questions from Huffington Post Readers

Posted April 28, 2009 | 12:05:03 (EST)

One week ago, I posted "A Call For Questions for Timothy Geithner" on the Huffington Post in an effort to gather direct questions from the people who are living with this recession. As one of the five members of the Oversight Panel that Congress created to oversee TARP, my...

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A Call For Questions For Timothy Geithner

Posted April 20, 2009 | 13:38:43 (EST)

As many readers probably know, the Panel that Congress created to oversee TARP is questioning Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for the first time this Tuesday morning. I am one of the five members of that Panel, and I would like the people who are living with this recession to get...

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