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Los Angeles Times columnistIn America, financial success is supposed to be admired, not held in contempt. Unless, of course, you make your money in a way that is distasteful or downright illegal. Private-equity investment firms, which are buying up companies worldwide at a wild...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersSenate Democratic and Republican leaders reached agreement Wednesday on a multibillion-dollar package to address rampant foreclosures and other problems stemming from what may be the worst housing slump since the Great Depression. The compromise measure,...
What's the right role and structure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? How about the Federal Housing Administration? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed John McCain’s proposal for the government to buy bad mortgages, the biggest players in...
Today, Furman and Landsburg discuss unemployment and the mortgage crisis. Previously, they debated whether the stimulus package would work and assessed the government's ability to mitigate economic downturns given its record deficit spending. Later in the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed new mortgage lending rules to protect consumers against fraud and deception, but consumer advocates said lenders would still have the ability to make the kinds of bad loans that triggered the sub-prime lending...
Bank of America Chief Executive Ken Lewis stopped by The Times this week to discuss with editors and reporters his company's approach to the housing crisis and its takeover of troubled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. Here are some highlights....
Today's question: Why did President Bush wait so long to take a public leadership role on the credit crisis? Does he deserve any of the blame directed at him by the candidates? Previously, Kuttner and Foster debated what Washington should do , the...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON -- Backed by a powerful House member, the online gambling industry is waging a campaign in Congress to legalize Internet betting, saying it will continue regardless of its legal status and can be regulated and taxed if not outlawed. Opponents...
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has been widely criticized for referring in a recent interview to "that homophobe Antonin Scalia," an injudicious exercise in name-calling that obscures Frank's larger and more valid point: that the opinions of the tart-tongued...
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Sun reporterMillions of Americans rely on Social Security benefits, and they've been able to count on those dollars being safe from debt collectors under federal law. A creditor or debt collector can't garnish your future Social Security benefits. And even when...
Bloomberg NewsThe House approved yesterday a measure to stifle online gambling in the United States by restricting the flow of money to illegal Internet gaming sites. Under the bill, credit-card companies would be forbidden to collect payments for Internet casinos....
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