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Less than zero

Sep 17, 2019
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Divided Decade

How a piece of software helped fuel the 2008 financial crash

by Molly Wood Sep 17, 2018
The seeds of the Great Recession included a lot of greed, fraud ... and some technology.
Michael Osinski developed software that turned mortgages into securities for Wall Street banks. He retired years before the 2008 crash and now farms oysters on Long Island.
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Fannie and Freddie to launch joint securities venture

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 5, 2013
The regulator overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has announced an idea to reform the mortgage giants. It involves starting a joint venture to bundle mortgages into securities that people can invest in.

JPMorgan sued over mortgage-backed securities

by Eve Troeh Oct 2, 2012
The New York Attorney General is suing JP Morgan Chase over mortgage-backed securities peddled by its Bear Stearns unit, leading up to the financial crisis.

JPMorgan civil suit could be a game changer

by Eve Troeh Oct 2, 2012
JPMorgan Chase is facing a new law suit: civil fraud charges in New York state, over mortgage-backed securities. How does this case differ from potential criminal charges?
Final Note

Treasury turns $25 billion profit from mortgage securities

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 19, 2012
The U.S. Treasury has profited from buying mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis.