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  • Damage to city budgets: Some was self-inflicted Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    View of downtown Oakland, California.

    Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.

  • RBS unit to pay $150 million to settle US charges Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    The SEC alleged that RBS misled investors in a financial crisis-era subprime mortgage product.

  • Impact of potential JPM settlement     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly aks Jamie Dimon about what JPMorgan's potential $13 billion federal settlement over mortgage suits would mean for the bank.

  • Overdue Auto Loans On the Rise     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The percentage of auto loans that are past due is rising due to subprime borrowers, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • FHA: Ticking Bailout Time Bomb?     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    The FHA is lending to low income home buyers with weak credit scores. Tim Pawlenty, The Financial Services Roundtable CEO; Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX); and Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group CEO, share their opinions.

  • European Banks Set to Cash in on Subprime Sales Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    Europe's banks, which were among the biggest buyers of U.S. mortgage bonds before the financial crisis, are set to cash in on America's housing recovery by selling the once "toxic" assets back to U.S. lenders.

  • Is the Canadian Housing Market Falling Apart? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 7:02 AM ET
    Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

    It seemed as if Canada had avoided the excesses of the housing bubble that hit so many nations. But now it may be catching up.

  • Canada's Housing Market: The Next Big Short? Friday, 10 May 2013 | 1:38 AM ET
    Condo's under construction in Toronto, Ontario as Canada's housing market begins to slow.

    Steve Eisman, the hedge fund manager who famously bet against mortgages in the United States, has recommended investors now bet against Canada's mortgage lenders and banks.

  • To Buy a House With a View, Have Cash on Hand Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Vacation home sales last year rose 10 percent, but one Hamptons realtor says her clients "have given up on getting mortgages — totally."

  • Housing Recovery to Face Test as Builders Report Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 3:53 PM ET
    A recently constructed home stands next to a home under construction in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

    Several of the largest U.S. public home builders will report earnings next week, and analysts are looking for guidance as to whether the housing recovery may be stalling.

  • Deep Freeze: Home Sales Barely Budge in Spring Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The U.S. housing market will see no surge at the start of spring, as fewer buyers signed contracts to purchase existing homes in February.

  • No Money? No Worries. Home Lenders Ease Rules Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Lenders are increasingly approving low down payment loans, and government sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae is buying more of them.

  • Housing: Picking Up the Pieces Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    In October 2007, the housing market was in the direct path of a massive foreclosure storm. Today, it is still picking up the pieces.

  • Student Loans: The New Subprime?     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Are student loans the new subprime? There's about $1 trillion worth outstanding, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Foreclosure-Related Homes Still Driving Sales Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Foreclosure-related sales made up 21 percent of all U.S. sales in 2012 and short sales made up 22 percent, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.

  • Pending Home Sales Soar Despite Rough Winter Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Rough winter weather across much of the US at the start of this year apparently did not keep home buyers away. Contracts to buy existing homes in January rose to the highest reading since April 2010.

  • They Bailed on Their Homes—Now They Want Back In Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Home sales are slowly climbing back thanks in some part to the so-called "strategic defaulters" - investors and homeowners who once walked away from their commitments but are now coming back to the market.

  • US Homeowners Rise Above Water on Mortgages Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Fewer U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a new report.

  • Secret Bets of a Hedge Fund Titan     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Brian Taylor, Pine River founder, CEO & CIO, discusses his company's strategy of investing in the sub-prime market.

  • Mortgage Mess Still Mires US Housing Recovery Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    President Obama says he wants more Americans to be able to save money by refinancing their mortgages. The trouble is that mortgage rates are rising.

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