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Banks Are Stronger, But Mortgage Demand Is Weak

I was not a big fan of the President Bush’s $700 billion plan to bail out Wall Street and the banks but virtually all of this money has been repaid to the U.S. Treasury so on balance, the move probably … Continue reading

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The Fed & Commercial Bank Lending

From the New York Times: "I think it should stay available to the banks and investment banks — the primary dealers. It’s important that it does stay available," Thain said at a Wall Street Journal dealmakers conference in New York. … Continue reading

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