Mortgage lenders ordered to reimburse customers they foreclosed on improperly. Regulators tell 16 mortgage lenders to hire auditors to find out who could have avoided foreclosure in 2009 and 2010.
With the Republican takeover of the House, the shortlist of lawmakers on the rise in both houses of Congress flips, too. Notable is the number of younger members to watch, especially those swept into prominence by the tea party surge. Because this House freshman class - 96 strong, including 87 Republicans - is the largest since 1992, those who speak for them, or claim to, have a leg up. So do those Democrats nimble enough to engage them. Here are ten to watch.
Obama has faced little congressional oversight so far, but with House GOP probing into policies ranging from illegal immigration to health care, the president's oversight holiday may be over.
Several large banks have halted efforts to foreclose on homes in 23 states. There's evidence that many foreclosures may have been processed with incomplete or improper paperwork.
Toyota president Akio Toyoda apologized for safety-related recalls of his firm’s cars and trucks. Also in the Toyoda testimony: Members of management will take a hands-on approach to the problems.
President Obama hailed a key vote in the health care bill Monday morning. Several more Senate votes remain before a potential conference committee could take up the legislation.
The trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, who is alleged to have stolen $1,500 in gift cards, began Thursday. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys have to bring their 'A-games' to trials of public officials.
High executive pay and bonuses are unseemly after taxpayer bailouts, many Democrats charge. But GOP lawmakers worry about federal 'pay czar' meddling in the workings of capitalism.
In Thursday's hearing, they pointed to the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch merger as evidence of a system that had spun out of control.