Two months ago, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was certain to win a second term without help from aisle-jumping Democrats or $25 million in federal storm aid for tourism commercials that starred him and his family.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ,” airing this weekend, that it’s too early to “declare victory” even as the housing market shows progress two years after the credit crunch drove down home prices.
White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell learned her management skills from some of the masters: former President Bill Clinton, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, and onetime Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
When the largest U.S. banks agreed to pay $25 billion last year to settle claims of abusive foreclosure practices, they promised to stop seizing homes from borrowers who had completed applications for mortgage help.
Congressional Republicans criticized what they termed a lack of detail in the Treasury Department’s plan to overhaul mortgage finance while saying they would use the report as a starting point for debate over legislation.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has resolved the last obstacles to a record $13 billion settlement of civil state and U.S. probes over the sale of mortgage bonds, clearing the way for a deal today after months of negotiations, two people briefed on the matter said.