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Xhevrije West is a writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University.

DOJ May Target RBS, JPMorgan Executives for Criminal Roles in Financial Crisis

The U.S. may be following through on promise made a few months ago to target individual executives from the Royal Bank of Scotland and JPMorgan Chase for their alleged criminal role in financial crisis. In September, the Department of Justice issued a memo to all U.S. state attorneys general stating that it will pursue the prosecution of individuals whose actions brought on the Great Recession of seven years ago. The DOJ is reportedly standing by their word and pursuing criminal cases against executives at these two banking institutions for allegedly selling flawed mortgage securities after being warned by associates of their wrongdoings.

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Mortgage Debt Still Weighing Heavy on Consumers

Many Americans are still struggling with mortgage debt, which is the third most-popular form of debt in the nation. Much of this debt stems from borrowing at the wrong time and for the wrong purpose, preventing consumers from achieving financial stability.

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Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac CEOs Salaries Capped at $600,000

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs will not be receiving the multi-million dollar pay raises proposed by their conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, earlier this year. The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2036 by voice vote on Monday night, placing a cap on the salaries of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs right at the original amount of $600,000 per year.

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Home Sellers’ Optimism Beats Urgency in Q3

As a sign that the housing market is returning to normal, sellers are more likely to be selling their homes due to life-cycle motivators like upgrading or downsizing rather than securing a home before interest rates are adjusted by the Federal Reserve.

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