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Credit Crunch

Fallout Begins

Easy Money, Lifeblood of Economy, Drying Up

The mortgage-related losses over the summer raise banks' concern and interest rates, tightening credit lines.


How Debt Bites Back

How the failure of bonds backed by home mortgages has a ripple effect on lending.


Fannie, Freddie Face Conflicting Demands

Federally chartered home mortgage investors must help homeowners avert foreclosure while trying to deliver shareholder profit.

More Headlines

Federal consumer bureau headmakes no apologies for the new agency's involvement in talks with mortgage servicers.
Geithner defends consumer agency's role in talks on deal with mortgage firms (Post, March 16, 2011; 10:53 AM)
Geithner defends role of consumer bureau (Post, March 16, 2011)
FHA head Stevens to step down at end of April (Post, March 11, 2011)
Federal Housing Administration leader David Stevens will leave post (Post, March 10, 2011; 10:56 PM)

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