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  • emBetty Fordem
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    Betty Ford

    Lisa McCubbin recounted the life of former first lady Betty Ford.

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  • Financial Regulations Law
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    Financial Regulations Law

    Following Charles Taylor’s opening remarks, Michael Barr talked about the 2008 financial crisis and actions taken in response to the crisis through the 2010 financial regulations law. Panelists…

    439 views
  • Consumer Protection Issues
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    Consumer Protection Issues

    Former Treasury Department official Michael Barr spoke about consumer protection issues, including credit cards late fees and rate increases. In his comments he said that leaders in Washington,…

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  • Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting
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    Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting

    The Financial Stability Oversight Council held its second meeting for an update on mortgage servicing, foreclosure issues and votes on several matters related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street…

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  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Witnesses testified on the primary causes of financial losses for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the progress in improving management at the agencies during the preceding two years.

    415 views
  • Community Bankers Conference
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    Community Bankers Conference

    The Independent Community Bankers of America held its annual Washington Policy Summit. Senator Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, political analyst Charlie Cook, and Michael Barr talked about their thoughts…

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  • Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act Markup
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    Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act Markup

    The Senate Agriculture Committee met to mark up legislation to regulate the $450 trillion dollar derivatives market. The measure passed with only Iowa Republican Charles Grassley voting for…

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  • Mortgage Refinancing and Modification
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    Mortgage Refinancing and Modification

    Witnesses testified about the Making Home Affordable program, which was designed to stem foreclosures by allowing eligible homeowners to refinance or modify the terms of their mortgages.

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  • Credit Rating Agencies
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    Credit Rating Agencies

    Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis, and what changes might be made to their oversight. Credit rating agencies have come under criticism…

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  • Consumer Financial Protection Agency Proposal
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    Consumer Financial Protection Agency Proposal

    Witnesses testified about the Obama administration’s proposal to create a new agency responsible for consumer protection with regard to financial products and services. The Consumer Financial…

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  • Progressive Outlook for Obama Administration
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    Progressive Outlook for Obama Administration

    Panelists spoke about the online release of material from the book edited by Mark Green and Michele Jolin, Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President, to be…

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  • Treasury Department Use of Bailout Funds Panel 2
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    Treasury Department Use of Bailout Funds, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about the Treasury Department’s use of a $700 billion fund, known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). They focused on the operation and management of the fund,…

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  • Home Mortgage Finance Industry Panel 2
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    Home Mortgage Finance Industry, Panel 2

    The second panel of a conference on mortgage financing following recent turmoil in financial and credit markets focused on long-term housing and banking policies beyond emergency federal…

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  • New Mortgage Ideas
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    New Mortgage Ideas

    Brookings Institution “The Future of Housing and Credit Markets” PANEL 2

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  • Home Foreclosure Relief
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    Home Foreclosure Relief

    House Committee on Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank talked about the impact of the home foreclosure crisis on older Americans who live on a fixed income.

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  • The Home Foreclosure Crisis
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    The Home Foreclosure Crisis

    A forum was held on the impact of the home foreclosure crisis on older Americans. The first panel talked about the background of foreclosure, the demographics being impacted, and the unique…

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  • Washington Saturday Journal
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    Washington Saturday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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