News Articles By Mary Bottari

19 October 2010
Do you know who holds the promissory note to your mortgage? The legal document that shows that you really owe that debt? Really, are you sure? So many mortgages have been securitized, sliced and... more
11 October 2010
In recent weeks, it has been revealed that the nation’s largest banks have been fraudulently foreclosing on tens, if not hundreds of thousands of families. The big banks financed the predatory... more
06 October 2010
Champions of financial reform who fought hard for a strong Wall Street reform bill this year know they cannot let down their guard. They are tracking and countering the moves of the big banks as they... more
29 September 2010
On October 3, 2010 the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) will end. The expiry is likely to generate many celebratory claims from federal government officials that the bailout is... more
22 September 2010
Larry Summers is confirming rumors that he plans on leaving his job as the President's chief economic adviser at the end of the year. While some may consider this a panicky attempt to hightail it out... more
21 September 2010
So the Washington insiders tell us that Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren was named as a "special adviser" to the President in order to dodge a lengthy confirmation battle in the Senate. Rather... more
21 September 2010
Join as "One Nation" on October 2, 2010 for a giant march in Washington D.C. to demand good jobs now. One Nation describes itself as "a movement of individuals and organizations committed to putting... more
16 September 2010
American taxpayers bailed out the big banks. Now many of those banks are returning the favor by extending credit to payday lenders who sucker consumers into a spiraling debt trap. That is the... more
09 September 2010
Job cuts have a way of sneaking up on you -- a few teachers here, a police officer there and another fire department that is not open when you need them. In some areas it is a slow bleed, but as... more
06 September 2010
For many Americans, Laverne and Shirley remain the enduring icons of the city of Milwaukee. Barack Obama was a teenager when the sitcom about two independent young women working in a beer factory... more

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