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  • How to Reform US Mortgage Lending     Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Edward Pinto, resident fellow at American Entreprise Institute, discusses how the U.S. mortgage lending business should be reformed following strong profits from Fannie Mae.

  • Will Rep. Watts Help Housing?     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Brian Battle, Performance Trust Capital Partners, about President Obama's nomination to replace the head of the FHFA.

  • Santelli Wonders Who Will Run FHFA     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Anthony Sanders, The Mercatus Center, about likely candidates to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

  • Fannie Mae Record Profit     Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    Fannie Mae expects to remain profitable for the foreseeable future, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. The company earned $17.2 billion in 2012.

  • Fannie Mae Earns Big Profit, Pays US $11.6 Billion Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    Fannie Mae earned $17.2 billion last year, the biggest annual profit in the U.S. mortgage giant's history, driven by the housing recovery.

  • Rick Santelli uses his tie to illustrate his argument that even though Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making money they shouldn't stay on the same path. (2:39)

  • Fannie Mae could pay the taxpayer back, but isn't, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Don't Get Taken by Rising Home Prices, Shiller Warns Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:51 PM ET
    Robert Shiller

    Housing data released Tuesday was mixed, prompting economist Robert Shiller to call the housing recovery positive in the short-term, but not without many headwinds.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute about mortgage market reform and its consequences.

  • Santelli: Three's a Crowd     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli wonders whether Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are really helping the housing market.

  • Freddie Mac Sues More Than a Dozen Banks Over Libor Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 12:03 AM ET
    Freddie Mac

    U.S. mortgage finance company Freddie Mac is suing more than a dozen banks for losses from the alleged manipulation of the benchmark interest rate known as Libor.

  • Mortgage Credit Show Signs of Thawing     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports banks and lenders are loosening up the purse strings. There's been a "noticeable increase" in the purchase of fixed-rate low down payment loans, some with as little as 3-5% down, but they may require mortgage insurance.

  • Market Confidence Back? Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:09 PM ET

    Profits must come through public confidence, and public confidence is given to any merchant in proportion to the service which he gives to the public.

  • Mortgage-Related Charges Hit Bank of America Profit Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    Bank of America profit fell from a year ago, as it took more charges to clean up mortgage-related problems.

  • Weaker Profit Margin Sends Wells Fargo Shares Lower Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    Wells Fargo posted earnings expectations Friday, but shares fell amid disappointment with the profit margin in the bank's lending business.

  • CFPB Tightens Mortgage Lending Rules     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports a U.S. consumer watchdog group has made mortgage policy changes on banks in an effort to protect borrowers from the ills of the past decade.

  • More than five years after the housing market collapsed, the U.S. government's newly created consumer watchdog said Thursday it will force banks to verify a borrower's ability to repay loans to ward off the kind of loose lending that helped push the U.S. economy into recession.

  • CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Bank of America announced a settlement with Fannie Mae over mortgage repurchases.

  • Monday Morning Roadmap     Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew report on all the market moving stories of the day. Among the stories: a look at the battle on Capitol Hill over the debt ceiling; the outlook on earnings; and the Basel Committee relaxing liquidity standards for banks.

  • The big bank announces a $10 billion settlement with Fannie Mae over mortgage repurchases, reports the "Squawk Box" news team.