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U.S. housing has added problem: mortgage insurance

October 28, 2011

Many legislators want the government out of housing. Fair enough. But a look at the private business of mortgage insurance serves as a reminder that the private sector also needs an overhaul. Former highflier PMI’s takeover by regulators last week is a case in point.

U.S. housing prices likely to keep on dropping

January 25, 2011

U.S. house prices are down 31 percent from their peak. But they may have plenty further to fall.