* Stocks surge as S&P 500 erases losses for the year (Gatehouse Media, The Independent)
* Is recession on the wane? (Jeannine Aversa, Courier-Journal)
* Subprime lobbyists in $370m battle (Edward Luce, The Financial Times)
* Senate moves toward easing mortgage terms (Anne Flaherty, Muscatine Journal)
* Editorial: Predatory lending bill needs to be refined (Gatehouse Media, Evening Times)
* View of the Day: Markets make feverish recovery (Kevin Gardiner, The Financial Times)
* Urban Policy (The Brian Lehrer Show: Wednesday, 29 April 2009) (Public Radio, WNYC)
* House prices have fallen by �45000 from peak Halifax says (Harry Wallop, Telegraph)
* Fed chief: Economy to revive in ’09 (Jeannine Aversa, Columbus Dispatch)
* L.I. POL TOOK CASH FOR CONTRACTS (Kieran Crowley, New York Post)
A short story by Brent Kendall at Barron’s.
The number of probes by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into corporate fraud and mortgage fraud is growing by the month.
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* Immorality and greed (Lancaster New Era)
The year 2008 was a year of despair for many people in our nation. Many people lost their jobs and others lost their homes to foreclosures. People who saved for retirement have seen their savings go down as much as 50 percent.
* Man admits drug plot (John Futty, Columbus Dispatch)
A Galena man risks life in prison after agreeing yesterday to a plea deal in which he admitted selling drugs, some of which were financed through mortgage fraud.
* Real-estate agent gets 41 months in prison in mortgage-fraud case (Houston Business Journal)
Real estate agent Linda Edwards was sentenced Friday to up to three years and five months in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $800,000 after her conviction in a mortgage fraud case.
* Barnegat man admits cruelty in deaths of 64 animals (Press of Atlantic City)
BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP – A township man who left 64 animals to die in his foreclosed home last April has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.
* Flood insurance: Better safe than sorry (Daily Record)
KITTITAS CONTY Kittitas Countys January floods served as a wake-up call to many area residents living in flood-prone areas.