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    Proposed Payday Loan Regulations

    Nick Bourke talked by video from Philadelphia about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s newly-announced payday loan rule aimed at ending “debt traps” for consumers, as well as how…

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    Hearing on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Panel 1

    A hearing was held on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The panelists, who were officials of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), testified about the preservation of the assets of Fannie…

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    Oversight of Troubled Asset Relief Program

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified in a hearing on the oversight of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He talked about the economic conditions at the beginning of the Obama…

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    Credit Market Structures and Outcomes

    The panelists discussed the effect of discrimination in providing financial services. Risk-based pricing and high priced products have a strongly negative effect on those who use them. The…

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    State of the Banking Industry

    A hearing was held with the regulators of the banking industry to question them on their role in the economic downturn the United States was experiencing in March 2008. The hearing…

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    U.S. Economy

    President Bush spoke to reporters after a meeting with his economic team. He talked about his economic policy. He thanked Congress for passing his economic stimulus package and encouraged…

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    Reforming the Regulation of Financial Services

    Steve Bartlett talked about the role of regulatory agencies in the competitiveness of businesses.

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    Farm Subsidies

    Gilbert Gaul talked about the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.)'s loan program. The loans can either be direct in that the federal government gives out the money or…

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    Mortgage Lending

    Damian Paletta talked about rules passed by the Federal Reserve Board that targeted numerous types of lending practices. The intention of the rule was to restrict the possible actions of…

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    Mortgage Proposal Reaction

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talked about the subprime mortgage crisis. He talked about the governmental interests in the development of a market-based solution. He said that mortgage…

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    Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

    William Poole talked about government bailouts of private entities. He spoke on “put options” and the policies of the Federal Reserve for financial markets. He talked about the…

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    Saturday Book and Author Luncheon

    During the Saturday book and author luncheon, a panel of authors talked about political, cultural and social changes. Mr. Yunus talked about the effect of microloans in developing economies…

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    Subprime Mortgage Market

    Sheila Bair talked about the federal government’s role in oversight of the subprime mortgage market. Ms. Bair also responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    Payday Loans

    The guests talked about the practice of “payday loans,” in which consumers are offered short-term loans which have the potential for high interest and fees. The Center for Responsible Lending describes…

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    Subprime Loans

    Mr. Duncan talked about the subprime loan market. During the week, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) put out a report that shows an increase in homeowners who have defaulted on their…

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    Ethics in Lobbying

    The American University Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies with the American League of Lobbyists sponsored a forum on lobbying in Congress. Panelists focused on the balance between…

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    The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One

    William Black talked about his book The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S and L Industry, published by University of Texas Press. In the book…

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    The Greatest-Ever Bank Robbery

    Mr. Mayer discussed his best-selling book The Greatest-Ever Bank Robbery: The Collapse of the Savings and Loan Industry. He explained that the cause of the “scandal” was hard for any…

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    Financial Report for Second Quarter of 1999

    Ms. Seidman and Mr. Ryder talked about the report issued on the financial health of savings and loan institutions during the second quarter of 1999. They stated that although the quarter broke some…

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    Thrift Industry Future

    Ms. Seidman spoke about the future of the savings and loan industry in the U.S. She spoke about financial services modernization, chartering new thrifts, the role of thrifts in their…

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