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  • USDA Sugar Bailout?  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    The government is considering buying 400-thousand tons of sugar to stave off a wave of defaults by sugar processors, reports Hampton Pearson.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will form a joint venture for securitizing home loans that could end up replacing the two government-controlled mortgage finance giants.

  • Freddie Mac Turns First Annual Profit Since 2006 Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    U.S. government-run mortgage finance provider Freddie Mac earned $11 billion last year, the first annual increase in its net income since 2006.

  • Egan Jones Barred From Key Debt Ratings by SEC Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    Credit rating firm Egan-Jones and its founder agreed to be barred for 18 months from rating asset-backed or government securities to resolve charges they lied on registration forms.

  • A US-Backed Geothermal Plant in Nevada Struggles Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 11:24 AM ET
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 on August 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    In a remote desert spot in northern Nevada, there is a geothermal plant run by a politically connected clean energy start-up that has relied heavily on an Obama administration loan guarantee and is now facing financial turmoil. The New York Times reports.

  • Sign of Arrival, for Xinhua, Is 60 Feet Tall Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 12:04 AM ET
    Police activity in Times Square, New York City, NY.

    One of the most prominent advertising spaces in Times Square is soon to be occupied by a Chinese brand. Xinhua, the news agency operated by the Chinese government, is leasing a giant sign, known as a spectacular, on 2 Times Square, the building that is the northern anchor of the district. The NYT reports.

  • Government Shutdown a ‘Plus for the Markets’ Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:46 PM ET

    "The idea that Congress is so dysfunctional that they can't cut their budget by more than 1% or 2%, when you contrast that to the re-pricing of the entire housing stock for the U.S., it's a complete disconnect."  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Government Sponsored Enterprise News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET