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There Are Few Congressional No Brainers -- This is One

Angela Jamene | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Angela Jamene

HR 1981: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 is not getting a lot of press. I believe that is partly because of how few kno...

Banks Are Reluctant To Recognize Their Bad Deals

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Once again, lenders are making believe that defaulted-loan problems will go away if they wait long enough. Industry jokesters call it "extend-and-pretend."

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Must Marry, Shrink and Change

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Chautin

But the time is right to merge Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and form three separate companies. That is the best way to lead the GSEs out of federal conservatorship and repay the taxpayers.

Banking: Transfer Toxic Assets to a New RTC

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

These banks are not able to resume normal lending operations because they are not willing to dispose of their toxic assets at the current market values.

Marketing for Grownups: Selling the Rescue Plan

Alan Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Fein

Bush noted that the effect of just Monday's drop in the market capitalization of the stock market was in excess of $1 trillion -- that's right, more than the $700 billion "bailout."

Not So Fast On Mortgage Solutions

Washington Independent | Charles R. Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A drumbeat is building for some form of federal takeover of troubled home mortgages. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) is leading the charge in the Congress, ...