Question: I am a commercial mortgage broker in California. I have had nearly every bank recently advise that their examiners are preventing them from lending. How can we get out of this mess if the examiners, in effect, prevent the…

Question: What are mark-to-market rules? And should they be changed? Paul Solman: When it comes to the current crisis, this is the question (or one major question): To “mark to market” or not to “mark to market”? Consider a…

Editor’s Note: On Friday’s NewsHour, we aired another in our series of reports on making sense of the recession. The segment is about the “upside of the downturn,” which looks at the silver lining of the economic slump. Paul Solman:…

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