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Mortgage Settlements Decoded, AIG Thanks Government for Bailout by Considering Lawsuit

Receiving Wide Coverage ... B of A Settlement: "An albatross that the bank has fought hard to loosen," that's what a Washington Post article on B of A's $11.6 billion settlement with mortgage giant Fannie Mae calls the bank's acquisition of Countrywide, which has now collectively cost B of A more than $40 billion in losses. It remains unlikely that the bank's most recent related payoff will help them shake that bird entirely. According to this…

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