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IRS Confirms That $12 Billion in "Mortgage Relief" in National Mortgage Settlement Completely Worthless
Business  (tags: David Dayen, Banking industry, Dubious statistics, Regulations and regulators, Ridiculously obvious scams )

- 1674 days ago -
David Dayen says: In short, big banks who robbed homes from Americans got a penalty that entailed, quite literally, giving homeowners worthless allowances.
How a Much-Heralded Bank Reform Proposal Could Actually Blow Up the American Economy
Business  (tags: Banana republic, Banking industry, Derivatives, Doomsday scenarios, Guest Post, Politics, Regulations and regulators )

- 1872 days ago -
So if the banking industry hates the bill, what's not to love? The real problem is not what the bailout bill does; it's what it doesn't do. Or, more specifically, who and what it leaves out.
Wall Street Uses the Third Way to Lead Its Assault on Social Security
Business  (tags: Banana republic, Banking industry, Guest Post, Politics, Ridiculously obvious scams, Social policy, Social values, destruction of the middle class )

- 2043 days ago -
Third Way, lobbyists for and from Wall Street who are leading the effort to enrich Wall Street by privatizing Social Security, was created by Wall Street to fool some of the people all of the time.
Big Banks Whining That Fannie And Freddie Won't Accept Their Toxic Loans Blindly Anymore
Business  (tags: financial industry, banking industry, housing, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, GSEs, repurchases, qualified residential mortgage )

- 2082 days ago -
Basically, banks are angry that Fannie and Freddie are daring to check their work, instead of blindly accepting the loans like they did during the housing bubble.
The Shattered Foreclosure Fraud Settlement - An Unlikely Victory Against a Cartel of Oligarchs
Business  (tags: Barack Obama, banking industry, foreclosures, foreclosure fraud, protests, activism, progressive movement, Eric Schneiderman )

- 2452 days ago -
The big breakthrough was when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman decided he would not be a party to facilitating crimes, and initiated his own investigation. At first, he only found one ally, Delaware's Beau Biden. The momentum grows...
From the People Who Brought You the Destruction of the Housing Market...
Business  (tags: financial industry, banking industry, foreclosures, foreclosure fraud, housing, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, GSEs, securitization )

- 2705 days ago -
The largest US banks, whose epic screw-up of the securitization process has led to confusion about the clear owner of 60 million mortgages,have a great idea. They want to take over the gov't-sponsored enterprise, mortgage-backed securities and all.
Poll Finds Debt-Dogged Americans Stressed Out
Business  (tags: debt, economics, social problems, consumerism, consumerism, consumer exploitation, banking industry, loan industry )

- 2942 days ago -
The economy trudges ahead yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations.
Warren Buffett Says Economy Fell Off a Cliff
Business  (tags: Economic collapse, greed, usury, exploitation, banking industry, investing industry, rich people, social control, economic harm to society )

- 3389 days ago -
Billionaire Warren Buffett said unemployment will likely climb a lot higher depending upon how effective the nation's policies are, but he remains optimistic over the long term.
U.S. Bank Failures Almost Certain to Increase in Next Year
Business  (tags: economy, debt, banking industry, bailout )

- 3544 days ago -
Here's a safe bet for uncertain times: A lot of banks won't survive the next year of upheaval despite the U.S. government's $700 billion rescue plan to restore order to the financial industry
McCain's Son Steps Down From High-Up Banking Posts
Business  (tags: John McCain, Keating 5, Andrew McCain, banks, banking industry, Nevada, Arizona, politics, government, money, lobbyists, campaign 2008 )

- 3614 days ago -
Andrew McCain stepped down from the boards of Silver State Bancorp and Silver State Bank of southern Nevada for "personal reasons," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Silver State would not comment further.

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