Countrywide Settlement May Favor Wall Street Over Main Street

November 11, 2008 Economic Equity BY SCOTT SABATINI Oakland, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Just a month ago, when the terms of the largest settlement in home mortgage history were announced, [...]


We Are Trying to Get Charities to Be More Inclusive

November 11, 2008

The Wall Street Journal Your post-election day editorial attack on community organizers (“The Latest Charity Shakedown,” Nov. 5 – See Below) is inconsistent with the Journal’s [...]


The Latest Charity Shakedown

November 5, 2008

Do you know the color of your donees? The Wall Street Journal What if the Greenlining Institute held a shakedown and nobody paid up? The Berkeley-based [...]


Chase Home Lending Heeds Pleas for Foreclosure Relief

November 4, 2008 Economic Equity

By RACHEL RASKIN-ZRIHEN/Times-Herald staff writer A leading lender has announced it will impose a temporary foreclosure moratorium following calls by two Solano County government bodies [...]


Help for Homeowners, at Last?

October 28, 2008 Economic Equity

For all the government’s actions to prop up the markets, credit tightened again last week and stocks sold off worldwide. Rather than confidence, fear of global [...]

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Viewpoint: Winning Main Street Hearts and Minds

October 24, 2008 Economic Equity

American Banker | Friday, October 24, 2008 By Robert Gnaizda and Jorge Corralejo Last week the secretary of the Treasury and the chairman of the Federal [...]


Countrywide Plan May Cut Mortgage Rates for 395,000 Borrowers

October 24, 2008 Economic Equity

Interest rates on some subprime and ‘option ARM’ loans will temporarily go as low as 2.5%. By E. Scott Reckard October 24, 2008 With calls growing [...]


Poizner’s Giveaway to Insurance Companies: 6.9% Rate Increase “Golden Tickets”

October 22, 2008 Economic Equity

Insurance Newscast During this time of economic recession California’s Insurance Commissioner has given away 6.9 percent rate increases to major insurance companies without public scrutiny. (more…) [...]


California Is Headed for a Real Fiscal Train Wreck

October 16, 2008 Economic Equity

The Wall Street Journal The state should spend less before calling on Uncle Sam. With credit markets in New York in crisis last week, California Gov. [...]


Viewpoint: Extend CRA’s Benefits Beyond Banking

October 15, 2008 Economic Equity

American Banker By Eugene A. Ludwig The following is an excerpt from a speech on corporate social responsibility Mr. Ludwig delivered Sept. 23 at Adelphi University. [...]

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