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Lessons from the mortgage-default wave

Mar 20, 2007
The number of failed mortgages is continuing to rise. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli talks with Kai Ryssdal about the shenanigans that have put a lot of new homeowners in trouble.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Subprime fears feed rate speculation

Mar 20, 2007
Some are calling for the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to help insulate the economy against declines in the housing market. But others say the Fed is more concerned about inflation than recession.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Planning a city from scratch

Mar 16, 2007
About 60 miles north of Los Angeles is one of the last big open spaces left in this country that's near a major urban area. But it might not stay wild much longer. Kai Ryssdal talks about Tejon Ranch with writer Jon Gertner.
Posted In: Housing

Barclays wants its money back

Mar 15, 2007
The subprime mortgage crisis has rippled across the pond and now British banking giant Barclays is demanding the immediate repayment of $900 million from U.S. subprime lender New Century.
Posted In: Canada, Housing, Wall Street

Digging for subprime gold

Mar 15, 2007
As the subprime mortgage sector approaches a full-scale meltdown, investment bank Goldman Sachs is talking about getting deeper into subprime lending. Is it a fire sale or a fool's market?
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Big players make a subprime choice

Mar 14, 2007
Nervousness over the subprime mortgage market is causing some wild swings in the stock market. Kai Ryssdal talks with the Wall Street Journal's Kate Kelly about the big names who are entering the fray.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Could the economy become subprime?

Mar 13, 2007
Subprime lenders are in trouble. Foreclosures are up. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about why that matters for the larger housing market and the whole economy.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Wall Street

What fed the subprime lending spree?

Mar 13, 2007
Some experts are pointing to a securitization equation: No consequences for loan originators + investors bundling risky loans = a menu ripe for subprime abuse.
Posted In: Housing

Will New Century's fall make waves?

Mar 12, 2007
Subprime lender New Century moved a step closer to bankruptcy as its lenders called in their loans. Track the falling dominos and it might push the whole economy lower, too. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Wall Street

A sub-prime epidemic

Mar 12, 2007
The nation's largest independent sub-prime lender may be the latest victim of the housing slowdown. New Century Financial says the banks that keep its money flowing are cutting the lifelines.
Posted In: Housing

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