Alys Cohen

Staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center

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Alys Cohen on KCRW

First it was just defaults of sub-prime mortgages, but now the turmoil
of a shaky housing industry is spreading throughout the credit markets
and the stock market. Experts are asking…

Can Washington Contain the Mortgage Meltdown?

First it was just defaults of sub-prime mortgages, but now the turmoil of a shaky housing industry is spreading throughout the credit markets and the stock market. Experts are asking…

from Which Way, L.A.?

First it was just defaults of sub-prime mortgages, but now the turmoil of a shaky housing industry is spreading throughout the credit markets and the stock market.

Can Washington Contain the Mortgage Meltdown?

First it was just defaults of sub-prime mortgages, but now the turmoil of a shaky housing industry is spreading throughout the credit markets and the stock market.

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