Question/Comment: My question about the mortgage crisis is this: how exactly did the banks lose money? It seems that people who put deposits on the loans that were foreclosed upon lost their money, not the banks. The banks…

Question/Comment: What do you think is the future of home loans: higher interest for lenders' safety or lower interest to attract borrowers? Paul Solman: You force me to trot out yet again what I once heard the late economist John…

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Amid worries that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might run short of capital, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Friday the government would support them "in their current form as they carry out their important mission."…

U.S. home prices extended their record slide in April, with every top metropolitan area now posting annual losses and many showing double-digit declines, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index report released Tuesday.

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