The idea that bank paperwork can weigh you down is nothing new. But the foreclosure cases we've come across lately sound downright Kafka-esque. A homeowner trying to modify her mortgage is told to fax documents to a certain department. Soon…

UPDATE | Oct. 22, 2010 from Paul Solman: Apologies to all who know biology: this story identified A,C,G and T as AMINO acids. They're NUCLEIC. ................................................................................................................................................ Paul Solman's Making Sen$e segment on Thursday's NewsHour looks at a new…

On Thursday's NewsHour, we have the first in a series of stories on foreclosures. A glance at the "Most Popular" list at the Wall St. Journal's online real estate page gives some sense of the shapes these stories are taking:…

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