James Hagerty

Wall Street Journal

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Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, covering real estate, and author of The Fateful History of Fannie Mae: New Deal Birth to Mortgage Crisis Fall

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Koch Confirms Interest in Newspapers, but Mum on LA Times Bid

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Many troubled homeowners may or may not agree, but Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner today proclaimed  an important milestone  in the effort to prevent mortgage foreclosures.

Loan Modifications Starting to Slow Foreclosures

Many troubled homeowners may or may not agree, but Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner today proclaimed an important milestone in the effort to prevent mortgage foreclosures.

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