White House Keeps Hope Alive For A 50-State Mortgage Settlement For Banks

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Someone leaked a story about progress in the 50-state mortgage settlement to Ruth Simon at the Wall Street Journal.California Attorney General Kamala Harris remains open to a deal if it involves “a stronger proposal” from banks, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Harris walked away from the settlement last week, calling it “inadequate” and complaining of a “troubling surge in foreclosures” in California.

A soft settlement would serve as a backdoor bailout for banks, which seems to be why the White House is pushing so hard. And why you’re reading about progress today.

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