Regulation & Policy

Eased Mortgage Rules Gain a Clean Sweep Among Federal AgenciesEased Mortgage Rules Gain a Clean Sweep Among Federal Agencies

Wall Street Journal staffers Andrew Ackerman and Alan Zibel report that three U.S. agencies added their approval to relaxed mortgage-lending rules Wednesday, helping complete a long-stalled provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law. Read more

Immigration Reform: A Better Way?Immigration Reform: A Better Way?

Los Angeles Times contributor Tim Kane-- a research fellow at Stanford... Read more

Freddie CEO: We Will Grow Mortgage LoansFreddie CEO: We Will Grow Mortgage Loans

HousingWire's Jacob Gaffney reports that the CEO of Freddie Mac said that his firm... Read more

Whoa HOA!Whoa HOA!

Wall Street Journal staffer Joe Light reports that mortgage lenders and housing... Read more

SEC Official Says Too Many Regulators Are ‘Piling On’

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffer Suzi Ring reports that when too many U.S. authorities conduct overlapping investigations it can disrupt regulatory probes and lead to unnecessary lawsuits, a Securities and Exchange Commission official said. Read more

Warren Critical of Obama Financial PrioritiesWarren Critical of Obama Financial Priorities

CNN/Money staffer Melanie Hicken reports that Elizabeth Warren publicly criticizes... Read more

Credit Freeze Gets HUD Chief Castro on the MoveCredit Freeze Gets HUD Chief Castro on the Move

RealityTrac analyst Octavio Nuiry comments on the reasons Housing and Urban... Read more

Fairholme Bids to Overturn Court on GSE Profits

Wall Street Journal staffer Joe Light reports that Fairholme Funds plans to appeal a court decision that threw out its claim that the government is not authorized to seize all of the profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (paywall). Read more

The Recession's Roots Keep a Choke-Hold on Economic HealthThe Recession's Roots Keep a Choke-Hold on Economic Health

Author and economist Christopher Whalen rarely misses opportunities to assign... Read more

KHov Sterling Ranch Plan Among 3 Broward County Residential Projects Under ReviewKHov Sterling Ranch Plan Among 3 Broward County Residential...

South Florida Business Journal staffer Brian Bandell reports on three large... Read more

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