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  1. Countrywide Is Righting Wrongs, Writing ChecksWould that make a better rap or country lyric?
  2. Banks Haunted, Sued by the Ghosts of Credit Unions PastThe National Credit Union Administration is suing JPMorgan and Royal Bank of Scotland.
  3. Only a Few Rich Homeowners Are Ruthless, ShamelessThe ‘Times’ figures about wealthy people who default on their home loans are a little misleading.
  4. Times: All Rich People Are ‘Ruthless,’ ‘Shameless’Until they’re not rich anymore.
  5. Deutsche Bank Is New Haven’s ‘Foreclosure King’The German bank is deeply involved in the housing-market crisis.
  6. Fannie Mae Asks for $8.4 Billion After Losing $11.5 BillionOh, dear.
  7. SEC Charges Goldman Sachs With Subprime Fraud (Updated)Says the firm let hedge-funder John Paulson pay them to structure a crappy CDO, then sold it to clients like it was awesome.
  8. Steady Case-Shiller Housing Index Gets Mixed ReactionsHome prices in twenty major cities flattened out in October: Should we be worried?
  9. Goldman’s Jonathan Egol Helped the Firm Short Its Own ClientsWhile pure capitalists might appreciate the genius of this maneuver, on a human level it seems like an uncool thing to do.
  10. Remember That Nice Girl Who Got You Your Subprime Mortgage?Wonder what she’s doing now …
  11. Emboldened Renters Explore Strange New World of Co-opsFalling prices make for a buyer’s paradise, but what if those buyers are totally average?!
  12. McCain’s Mortgage-Bailout Plan Has Pretty Much Everyone Up In ArmsDoubts are being raised in both liberal and conservative corners about the burden the plan places on taxpayers.
  13. Is the New Broadway Esplanade Really Safe?That’s what some people lunching there wonder. Plus, the latest in New York media, finance, and legal news.
  14. Breaking News: Princess Chunk a Victim of ForeclosureThe mortgage crisis has an adorable, slightly bloated, new mascot.
  15. Idiot’s Guide: Fannie Mae and Freddie MacWho are those farm children anyway, and why are they in trouble?