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New Jersey Breaks Foreclosure Logjam, Yields Flood of Dismissals

Monday, March 03, 2014

NJ Spotlight

With new foreclosure cases continuing to pour into New Jersey courts, administrators have taken a key step to unclog the legal system.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

JP Morgan’s $13B Settlement, and You; Buyographics; Carlos Menchaca

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

JP Morgan must pay $13 billion in a settlement on failed securities. Felix Salmon of Reuters will explain how struggling homeowners in some New York City neighborhoods will get some of the $4 billion earmarked for victims. Plus: Carlos Menchaca talks about being the first Mexican-American elected to the New York City council; the 10 ways that demographics are changing our buying habits as Americans, with author Matt Carmichael; and Hilton Als of The New Yorker on his new collection of essays.

Conducting Business

Nashville Symphony's Near-Foreclosure is a Warning to Orchestras

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A symphony orchestra gets a gleaming new concert hall. It’s a symbol of cultural ambition, civic pride and even urban renewal. Or, is it an albatross and a money pit?

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New Jersey News

NJ Assembly Looks Into Unspent Foreclosure Funds

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


The New Jersey Assembly held hearings Wednesday on the Christie administration's programs to reduce foreclosures in the state. The hearings focused on $300 million in aid from the federal government that was intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure.


The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Data: Visualizing Foreclosure

Monday, October 01, 2012

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on the lingering effects of the foreclosure crisis here.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Foreclosed On

Monday, October 01, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How to end the ongoing foreclosure crisis and relieve those who have lost their homes. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Takeaway

A New Plan for Fighting Foreclosure: Eminent Domain?

Friday, July 06, 2012

About half of the mortgages in San Bernardino County are underwater, and the county is looking for some way to help its residents. Now a venture capital firm has stepped forward with a controversial possible solution.

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The Takeaway

Multi-Billion Dollar Foreclosure Settlement Imminent

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Since early 2007, 4 million families have lost their homes to foreclosure. Only now have state officials around the country begun to finalize a multi-billion dollar settlement with the biggest mortgage-providing banks that engaged in abusive or misleading practices, like robo-signing. Some critics, including those who have already had their homes go underwater, worry that it may let the banks off too easily.

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Housing Groups Warn Homeowners Still Struggling

Monday, January 30, 2012

Over 4,200 homes in New York City were foreclosed on in 2011, but over 20 times that number of homes were at risk of foreclosure last year, according to a newly released report.

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Protesters' Plan to Fix Foreclosed Home Put on Hold

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, who took over a Brooklyn house in foreclosure since 2008 have yet to be kicked out of the property. But they haven't been able to fix up the place yet, either.

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The Takeaway

Massachusetts Sues the Nation's Five Largest Banks

Friday, December 02, 2011

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed a suit against Bank of America, JP-Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and GMAC Mortgage, accusing them of "unfair and deceptive business practices." She is seeking damages for borrowers who were hurt by these banks foreclosure practices, which range from filing fraudulent legal paperwork to the use of so-called "robo-signers" and refusing to follow lending laws.

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It's A Free Country ®

Vicious Foreclosure Cycle Threatens as Home Prices Fall

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We could be in a vicious cycle where more foreclosures means prices go down, more prices going down means more people are underwater and if they can't get jobs, if they can't make their mortgage payments, then they become foreclosures and the cycle feeds on itself.

Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal real estate reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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