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  • WASHINGTON, June 13- A senior U.S. Treasury official on Friday rejected proposals to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying it would take at least 20 years to make sure they were adequately funded and that in the meantime taxpayers would be on the hook.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Activist investor Carl Icahn acquired about $51 million in the common shares of mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from mutual fund manager Fairholme Funds Inc in March, a court filing showed on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Activist investor Carl Icahn acquired 6.8 million common shares of Fannie Mae and 5.7 million common shares of Freddie Mac from Fairholme Funds, a court filing showed Tuesday. As of March 31, Fairholme owned a 1.65 percent stake in Fannie Mae and a 2.64 percent stake in Freddie Mac, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • BOSTON, June 2- Massachusetts on Monday filed a lawsuit against mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, accusing them of violating state law by blocking "foreclosure buyback programs" intended to help poor residents keep their homes.

  • Lesser role for Fannie, Freddie not opposed: Regulator Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    The regulator of government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Sunday he would not oppose them having a smaller presence in the market

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- A Senate panel on Thursday approved legislation to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and redesign the U.S. mortgage finance system, but sparse support among Democrats means the measure is unlikely to make it into law.

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- A Senate panel on Thursday approved legislation to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and redesign the U.S. mortgage finance system, but sparse support among Democrats means the measure is unlikely to make it into law.

  • Sallie Mae settles overcharging claims for $60 mln Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement with the government to resolve allegations that it overcharged military service members.

  • On Tuesday, the regulator of government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a pilot program that will begin in coming weeks in Detroit to keep families in their current homes through loan modifications, match distressed properties with non-profit organizations for resales and assist in building demolition.

  • *Cisco falls 1 percent, weighs on the Nasdaq. Homebuilders' shares gained and the common stock of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac jumped as Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt laid out new policies that could make it easier for many Americans to obtain mortgages.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday laid out new policies that could make it easier for many Americans to obtain mortgages, in part by holding off on any reduction in the size of mortgages the two firms can buy.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday laid out new policies that could make it easier for many Americans to obtain mortgages, in part by holding off on any reduction in the size of mortgages the two firms can buy.

  • U.S. Senate panel sets Thursday vote on housing bill Monday, 12 May 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 12- The Senate Banking Committee plans to vote on a U.S. housing finance reform bill on Thursday in what could be the last effort this year to move forward with legislation to wind down mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Tim Johnson, the Democrat who chairs the committee, and the panel's top Republican, Sen.

  • May 8- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Thursday they would pay dividends totaling $10.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month, pushing taxpayers further into the black on their bailout of the mortgage finance firms.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will send the U.S. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, sued large banks and financial institutions over mortgages sold to the companies leading up to the housing crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will send the U.S. Fannie Mae posted net income of $5.3 billion for the three months ended March 31, which included $4.1 billion from settlements of litigation over mortgage-backed securities issued by banks ahead of the financial crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- U.S. mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may require as much as $190 billion in additional taxpayer aid if the economy suffers a severe downturn, their regulator said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- First Horizon National Corp will pay $110 million to resolve claims it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour, a U.S. regulator said on Tuesday. As part of the deal, First Horizon will pay $61.6 million to Fannie Mae and $48.4 million to Freddie Mac, the FHFA said.

  • *Bill could clear panel, but full Senate vote unlikely. *Bill would shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. WASHINGTON, April 29- The already dim prospects for a bill to wind down taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew darker on Tuesday, as a U.S. Senate committee postponed a vote on the legislation.

  • *Bill could clear panel, but full Senate vote unlikely. *Bill would shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. WASHINGTON, April 29- The already dim prospects for a bill to wind down taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew darker on Tuesday, as a U.S. Senate committee adjourned a meeting on the bill without holding any votes.