S.&P. to Pay $1.38 Billion for Once Rave Ratings of Toxic Mortgages
The ratings giant's agreement with the Justice Department settles allegations that it knowingly understated the risk behind many of the financial instruments that caused the financial crisis.
February 3, 2015
Pioneer Behind Credit Derivatives is Leaving JPMorgan
Blythe Masters, who helped develop one of the most notorious financial instruments of the 2008 financial crisis, has announced plans to leave JPMorgan Chase.
April 3, 2014
The Financial Crisis Five Years Later — How It Changed Us
It has been five years since the financial crisis began, and though the economy is on the mend, the legacy of the crash still reverberates. On the anniversary of the collapse, FRONTLINE joins with a group of leading journalists to explore how the meltdown has reshaped the nation.
September 10, 2013
JPMorgan To Lose $842 Million In Toxic Ala. Sewer Deal
The saga of the botched bond deal that led to the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history may finally be nearing an end.
June 5, 2013
Financial Regulators Turn Their Focus To Non-Banks
U.S. regulators have for the first designated three non-banks as systemically important financial institutions fit for tougher government oversight.
June 4, 2013
U.S. Sues Bank of America for $1 Billion Over Mortgage Sales
Prosecutors have charged the bank with fraud for the sale of "defective" home loans.
October 24, 2012
New Mortgage Task Force Charges JPMorgan With "Systemic Fraud"
The lawsuit is the first filed by a federal mortgage task force established by the Obama administration to investigate alleged fraud involving home loans.
October 2, 2012
Deadlines Loom To Bring Financial Crisis Cases
For nearly five years, federal regulators have struggled to successfully prosecute Wall Street banks or executives for alleged misconduct during the financial crisis. Now, time may be running out.
August 15, 2012
Neil Barofsky on the "Broken Promises" of the Bank Bailouts
The former TARP inspector general on why the American people "should be enraged by the broken promises to Main Street and the unending protection of Wall Street."
August 1, 2012
The State of Reform: Dodd-Frank at Two Years Old
The landmark legislation -- which clocks in at more than 2,000 pages -- was meant to rein in a financial system that brought the economy to the brink of collapse in 2008.
July 19, 2012
Do Credit Ratings Still Matter?
June 25, 2012
Trouble At UBS For Obama's Favorite Banker?
June 21, 2012
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