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  • March 3- Mutual fund manager Bruce Berkowitz, founder of Fairholme Capital Management, is pressing the boards of the mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to let investors have a bigger say in how the companies are run.

  • March 3- Fairholme Capital Management has sent letters to the boards of U.S. government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seeking corporate governance actions including a halt to borrowing to pay dividends to the government.

  • March 3- Fairholme Capital Management has sent letters to the boards of U.S. government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seeking corporate governance actions including a halt to borrowing to pay dividends to the government.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Societe Generale has agreed to pay $122 million to settle a lawsuit by a U.S. regulator accusing the bank of misleading Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the purchase of mortgage-backed securities.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Societe Generale has agreed to pay $122 million to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over mortgage-backed securities.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Freddie Mac said on Thursday it will soon send the U.S. When it makes the payment next month, Freddie Mac will have paid about $81.8 billion in dividends in return for the $71.3 billion in support it received from the Treasury when it was bailed out during the financial crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Freddie Mac said on Thursday it will soon send the U.S. When it makes the payment next month, Freddie Mac will have paid about $81.8 billion in dividends, more than the $71.3 billion it received from the Treasury when it was bailed out during the financial crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Freddie Mac said on Thursday it will soon send the U.S. When it makes the payment next month, Freddie Mac will have paid about $81.8 billion more in dividends than the $71.3 billion it received from the Treasury when it was bailed out during the financial crisis.

  • Feb 21- Fannie Mae said on Friday that it would pay a dividend of about $7.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month, pushing taxpayers into the black on their bailout of the mortgage finance firm and its sister company, Freddie Mac.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- Fannie Mae said on Friday it would soon send the U.S. The bailout terms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac force them to turn over their profits to the Treasury in the form of dividends on the controlling stake the government took when it bailed them out.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- Fannie Mae said on Friday it would soon send the U.S. Treasury $7.2 billion, a profit-related dividend that makes taxpayers whole for the 2008 bailout of the mortgage-finance giant and its sibling company Freddie Mac.

  • New U.S. housing regulator hears concerns on tight credit Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The new regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has made it a priority to meet with housing and real estate trade groups, the latest signal that he is taking their concerns about credit availability on board.

  • Freddie Mac gets (some) money back from Lehman Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    September 15, 2008, the day the 150-year-old Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy.

    Lehman will pay $767 million in cash to Freddie Mac, settling a dispute over loans it was scheduled to pay the day it declared bankruptcy.

  • Lehman settles with Freddie Mac over $1.2 bln claim Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Feb 13- Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc settled with Freddie Mac a $1.2 billion claim, freeing up millions of dollars which will be available for distribution to the bank's creditors. Under the settlement, Lehman will make a one-time cash payment of $767 million to Freddie Mac, Lehman said in a court filing on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Investors that have bid up the preferred and common shares of government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are starting to get louder. President Barack Obama and Democrats and Republicans in Congress want to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Feb 4- Morgan Stanley said it would pay $1.25 billion to the U.S. regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to settle a lawsuit related to the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

  • Feb 4- Morgan Stanley said it would pay $1.25 billion to the U.S. regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to settle a lawsuit over mortgage-backed securities. The Wall Street bank will add $150 million to its legal reserves as a result of the settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Morgan Stanley disclosed in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- New U.S. budget deficit estimates due on Tuesday will likely show a rapidly improving fiscal picture over the next few years, contributing to a waning appetite in Washington for further budget cutting. A recovering housing market also may increase contributions from government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama's renewed pitch for legislation to wind down mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is unlikely to break a political log-jam that threatens to put the goal out of reach- at least while he's in office.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- President Barack Obama renewed his call on Tuesday to wind down mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and revamp the housing finance system to include a more limited government backstop.

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