Could the controversial appraisal system imposed nationwide by
mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last May — and now tied
to lowball property valuations, busted home-sale transactions, and
higher fees to consumers — be on its way out?
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge in New York challenged the government to
prove that jailed financier Bernard Madoff's former finance chief
is a valuable cooperator Wednesday, implying he may only be
pretending to help prosecutors in the hopes of garnering a lighter