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Plans to Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on the Horizon

Friday, August 09, 2013

Earlier this week President Obama announced his intent to drastically overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Congress is now considering bills that would phase out Fannie and Freddie over the next five years and shrink the government’s role in guaranteeing mortgage securities. Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA), ranking member on the House Financial Services subcommittee on housing and insurance, and Brett Barry, associate broker with HomeSmart in Phoenix, Arizona, explain.

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Class Action Suit Against Goldman Sachs Moving Forward

Friday, February 03, 2012

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that a lawsuit against Goldman Sachs may proceed as a class action.

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It's A Free Country ®

Taibbi and Prins: Occupying Wall Street Before it Was Cool?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

[Banks are] continuing to overvalue awful assets that they created into the 2008 beginning of the current crash we have, and they're being given a free pass by the Federal Reserve, the government, and everything else, which is exactly what happened in 1929.

Nomi Prins, senior fellow at Demos, former investment banker, and author of the new novel Black Tuesday, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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