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California looks to pass Homeowner's Bill of Rights

In a counterattack against Wall Street, grassroots groups and state leaders  joined forces to exact significant concessions from the big banks.

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Dallas "funeral" protests foreclosures

Progressive organizations came together to protest home foreclosures with a long march and vigil in North Dallas.

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Obama to investigate mortgage fraud

Responding to public demands to prosecute the banks responsible for creating the financial crisis, President Obama announced on Tuesday a new financial irregularities task force

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Sweetheart deal or fair deal on housing?

After months of negotiation with big banks, the White House may announce a settlement that would let the banks off the hook for their role in the foreclosure crisis.

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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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Bank of America forecloses on Whittier home, neighbors rally to fight it (video)

Whittier residents join fight to stop Bank of America from taking their neighbor's home. (video)

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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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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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Occupy movement takes up new challenges

The Oakland occupy movement is stepping up activities focused on national and local demands despite police evictions of its downtown tent encampments.

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