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Lending Without Oversight

Banks took advantage of the Federal ReserveÕs decision not to police abusive lending by bank affiliates, making more than 1.1 million subprime loans through affiliates between 2004 and 2007:


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Article | Foreclosures already pocked Chicago's poorer neighborhoods but the downtown still was booming as the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago convened its annual conference in May 2007.
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As Subprime Lending Crisis Unfolded, Watchdog Fed Didn't Bother Barking
Article | The visits had a ritual quality. Three times a year, a coalition of Chicago community groups met with the Federal Reserve and other banking regulators to warn about the growing prevalence of abusive mortgage lending.

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