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  • US seeks to tame mortgage risk, prevent new bubble Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday will unveil a reworked proposal aimed at reducing risk in the mortgage market and limiting shoddy underwriting practices.

  • Ghosts of go-go '90s resurface, haunt Wall Street Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    In the 1990s, U.S. banks used life insurance to bet that their employees would eventually die. Now those wagers are coming back to haunt Wall Street banks.

  • Gross: It'll take war to save bond investors Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 4:34 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    As the Fed tapers, bond yields will rise and prices will be more volatile. Little money, if any, will be earned from rising bond prices, but Pimco's Bill Gross has a plan.

  • Fannie Mae's fat profits Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    Fannie Mae's fat profits

    Fannie Mae reported net income of $10.1 billion for Q2, and its CEO Tim Mayopoulos expects revenues to be stable and earnings to be strong over the next few years. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

  • Future of Fannie and Freddie Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    Future of Fannie and Freddie

    CNBC's Diana Olick explains why the president is calling both lenders to be shut down despite strong second-quarter profits.

  • Fannie Mae makes a profit Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Fannie Mae makes a profit

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports that Fannie Mae reports a $10.1 billion 2nd-quarter profit. This week, President Obama proposed winding down Fannie Mae as a part of the home buying process.

  • Stock market bulls and bears struggle for control Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:07 PM ET

    Bulls and bears have been duking it out this week in the worst three day sell off for stocks in two months.

  • President: Wind down Fannie, Freddie Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    President: Wind down Fannie, Freddie

    President Obama's plans to slowly wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with private capital. Gene Sperling, Economic Council director, weighs in on the President's plan.

  • President's housing plans Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    President's housing plans

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on President Obama's plan to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He wants more private capital in the mortgage market.

  • President Obama's housing plan Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:31 AM ET
    President Obama's housing plan

    President Obama wants to dismantle Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and streamline the mortgage process, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • President Obama's plan for housing reform Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    President Obama's plan for housing reform

    Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary, provides a preview of President Obama's speech on housing later today in Arizona, including the shutdown of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and simplifying the mortgage application process.

  • Obama to push for reform of mortgage giants Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    The president boards Air Force One on his way to Phoenix and Los Angeles.

    President Barack Obama will use Phoenix as a backdrop to tout his administration's accomplishments in the housing recovery and to admit that more work needs to be done.

  • Real 'normal' for interest rates around 4.5%: Pro Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Real 'normal' for interest rates around 4.5%: Pro

    David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, gives his read on the direction of mortgage rates, as interest rates move up nearly a full point in the last month or so.

  • Why the value of your home may go up Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate, called the SAVE Act (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy), could help borrowers buying an energy-efficient home get a larger mortgage.

  • Another Fund Sues Over Fannie, Freddie Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 5:31 PM ET

    Another major investor will be suing the government to protect its rights as a preferred shareholder in government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • How New Bill Aims to End Bailouts Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    How New Bill Aims to End Bailouts

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), provides his views on reforming home finance by introducing bipartisan legislation that will replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a privately capitalized system.

  • Hedge Fund Perry Capital Sues US Treasury Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 3:16 PM ET
    Hedge Fund Perry Capital Sues US Treasury

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the lawsuit against the Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency by hedge fund Perry Capital. Under a 2012 amendment known as the "sweep amendment," profit sharing was eliminated, she says.

  • Fannie, Freddie Sued by Hedge Fund Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Fannie, Freddie Sued by Hedge Fund

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Perry Capital is suing the Treasury Department over its handling of the government-controlled entities. And the FMHR traders have the play on banks ahead of second quarter earnings.

  • Hedge Fund Sues Treasury Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Hedge Fund Sues Treasury

    Perry Capital is filing suit over Fannie and Freddie in an effort to stop the Treasury from enforcing the "Third Amendment," reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • Treasury Lawsuit Could Land In Supreme Court: Hedge Fund Lawyer

    The law requires FHFA to be the conservator for Fannie & Freddie, and the lawsuit filed Sunday could very well end up in the Supreme Court, says Matthew McGill, partner in the law firm taking up the case.