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Foreclosures set to rise in 2012

The slight dip in foreclosure rates in 2011 was not the beginning of a trend towards reversal of the mortgage crisis.

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Labor and community groups call for action as mortgage fraud settlement nears

Take action, says Working America in response to reports that the Justice Department is nearing an agreement with several banks responsible for ripping off home owners by mortgage fraud.

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Bank pays biggest settlement ever in mortgage rip-off

The Bank of America, just before Christmas, agreed to pay a $335 million settlement on behalf of its Countrywide financial unit for steering Black and Latino homeowners toward sub-prime loans.

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GOP blocks consumer head in attempt to kill new board

"Let's be clear - this isn't about the overwhelmingly qualified Richard Cordray, this is about the Republicans doing the banks bidding by standing with them against the 99 percent."

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Occupy Our Homes shakes up mortgage giants

In 20 cities across America today hundreds of protesters disrupted foreclosure auctions, squatted in foreclosed homes and staged dramatic public showdowns against big banks and housing giants

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Police again evict Occupy Oakland's tent city

Before dawn this morning, Nov. 14, police in riot gear moved in to evict Occupy Oakland campers from their tent city in a plaza in front of City Hall.

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Bank of America yields to consumer outrage over $5 fee

"It was a classic David-and-Goliath fight, fueled by the growing populist outrage against the nation's financial system."

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Mass Day of Action gains broad support in Oakland

Occupy Oakland's Nov. 2 mass day of action is gaining broad support from unions, community organizations and faith groups.

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Occupy Albany avoids police eviction

Daunting weather did little to dampen the protestors' collective spirit of resolve among the participants in Occupy Albany.

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Attacks on protesters backfire as Occupy raises the heat on banks

More than 100 arrests in Oakland, unions, their allies, and now Amnesty International have all condemned the use of tear gas.

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