Sheila Bair

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Proposed Definition of Qualified Residential Mortgage Sets a High Standard

A 20% down payment and no debt delinquency for the last two years would be required to reach the mortgage industry's proposed gold standard. Read more

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When Banks Don't Lend, Who Is to Blame?

Ask Paul Estridge, who is turning to private equity to save his business. Read more

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Sheila Bair: ‘We Cannot Forget The Lessons of This Crisis'

FDIC chief speaks to 850 Washington-area affordable housing professionals and offers her prescription for healing the housing market for the long-term. Read more

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Builder Blocks: Dec. 12, 2008

Catch up on the week's housing news with a view. Read more

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Government Seizes Washington Mutual; Sells to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9 Billion

Failure could have put a serious dent in FDIC funds. Read more

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FDIC Backs Commercial Banking Industry

Bair says she does not plan to ask Treasury for additional funds. Read more

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Former Treasury Secretary to Paulson: Crisis Solution Must Address Distressed Homeowners

Lawrence Summers, FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, and others debate bailout at Washington gathering. Read more

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Housing Downturn Hurts Banks, FDIC Report Says

Construction loans fastest-growing category of ‘troubled’ loans, according to FDIC report. Read more

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