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By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, Special to ProPublica This story was co-published with Foreign Policy. Accra is a city of choking red dust where almost no rain falls for three months at a time and clothes hung out on a line dry in 15 Read more...
As the sixth year of the foreclosure crisis comes to an end, the percentage of loans in foreclosure remains a staggering eight times higher than it was in 2005. About 5.3 million homeowners — about 11 percent of all borrowers — are behind on their payments. Read more...
Without reading the final settlement, it's difficult to say, but it seems that this might replace the Independent Foreclosure Review, and provide some real relief for homeowners and families who suffered foreclosures. But, as Lynn Drysdale, Read more...
A report by Strike Debt on the disaster wrought by Hurricane Sandy and the government’s response. This is a preliminary and living public service document that highlights the use of loans as the main form of assistance to help those affected better understand the choices being imposed on them. You are not a loan! Read more...
Late last year, the country's bank regulators launched a massive program to evaluate millions of foreclosure cases and compensate homeowners who fell victim to the banks' flawed or illegal practices. Regulators dubbed it the "Independent Foreclosure Review" to emphasize that the banks would not be making key decisions about loans they had made or serviced. Read more...

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a civil complaint against JPMorgan Chase for fraud in the selling of mortgage-backed securities. Read more...
Federal watchdog says mortgage giant had no coordinated plan to bet against homeowners, though Freddie held billions of dollars of investments that paid off if borrowers stayed stuck in high-interest loans. Read more...
More than a dozen http://occupyamerica.crooksandliars.com/sites/all/modules/bueditor_override/library/sep.gifpeople were injured in Madrid on Tuesday after police fired rubber bullets and charged demonstrators who were protesting Spain's plan to further austerity measures... Read more...
The 'Economic Suicides': “I have no solution in front of me." -- Antonis Perris of Greece, unemployed for two years before he took the hand of his 90-year-old mother and climbed to the roof of their apartment building and leapt to their Read more...
Watch Money, Power and Wall Street: Part One on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. Frontline: FRONTLINE’s four-hour epic on the global financial crisis — the first two hours of which aired Tuesday evening — goes inside the struggles Read more...