Congress takes steps to reform lending Despite some glimmers of hope in the economy, the foreclosure crisis continues. One million new foreclosures have been filed so far in 2009. Midmorning looks at efforts to reform mortgage lending practices.9:06 a.m.
Brad Miller: U.S. Representative, D-N.C., cosponsor of the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2009.
Julia Gordon: Senior counsel for the Center For Responsible Lending.
Paul Leonard: Vice president of government affairs with the Housing Policy Council, part of the Financial Services Roundtable.
Jane Hamilton's take on the modern romance novel Author Jane Hamilton is best known for books that depict tragedy and human frailty. She departs from that formula in her new novel, "Laura Rider's Masterpiece," a dark comedy about a bored wife with literary aspirations and her attempts to create art from life.10:06 a.m.
Jane Hamilton: Author of "Laura Rider's Masterpiece." Her previous books include "A Map of the World" and "The Book of Ruth."