Is a Wave of Foreclosures Heading Our Way?
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Just as the Obama administration’s “homeowner rescue” plan finally gets into gear, home foreclosures are on the rise. Also, the insurance agent AIG spends taxpayer money for PR to clean up its image. On Reporter's Notebook later on, women’s rights—or the lack of them in Afghanistan.
Obama in Mexico ()President Obama’s about to begin his first visit to Mexico, where officials are focused on drug violence and immigration reform.
Is a Wave of Foreclosures Heading Our Way? ()Fannie Mae, Freddie Mack and a lot of big mortgage banks have quietly ended their moratoriums on home foreclosures. The foreclosure listing firm Realty Trac reports today that the number of households threatened with losing their homes jumped 24% in the first three months of this year.
- Ruth Simon: Senior Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal
- Douglas McIntyre: Co-editor of 247wallst.com
- Sean O'Toole: Founder and CEO of ForeclosureRadar.com
- Zachary Roth: Reporter with Talkingpointsmemo.com
Women Protest Restrictive Law in Kabul ()Afghanistan’s new law prohibits women from resisting their husband’s sexual advances, which amounts to marital rape. They can’t work outside the home or go to work without their husbands’ permission. And they can’t refuse to “make themselves up” as their husbands demand.
- Dexter Filkins: Correspondent in Afghanistan for the New York Times, Author
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