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  • Cramer is enthusiastic about these six declines Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Jim Cramer promises to always find you a bull market somewhere. Yet he’s oddly enthusiastic about declines in at least six stocks.

  • Fannie & Freddie face reform  Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's stocks are getting crushed on news that lawmakers will release a blueprint for housing finance reform.

  • Fannie, Freddie dive after Senate bankers reach deal Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday announced an agreement on legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, jump-starting a long-standing debate that could still take years to resolve.

  • Wealthy Islamic banks explore partnerships in the West Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013 | 8:41 PM ET

    As banks that comply with Islamic law are making inroads into the global banking scene, Western businesses are working to meet their expectations.

  • Ralph Nader just dialed Carl Icahn, on your behalf Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    Ralph Nader

    Ralph Nader has fought many battles against powerful interests and now says it's time for investors to band together to fight corporations.

  • Eyeing a rental market play? Blackstone wants you Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    After investing close to $7 billion in rental properties, Blackstone is offering cash to smaller investors looking to get into the game.

  • The new mortgage landscape: What you need to know Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    The spring could bring a new surge in home sales, but buyer demand will be hit head-on by changes unfolding in the mortgage business. Learn more.

  • Rising mortgage rates a boon to smaller lenders Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    Rising rates, in addition to tighter underwriting and fast-rising home prices, have pushed borrowers away from larger lenders.

  • US judge weighs lower penalties for BofA fraud Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:31 PM ET

    A US judge is considering an alternative that could result in Bank of America paying much less than the $863.6 million the government is seeking.

  • New way to stop foreclosures still only a threat Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 1:02 PM ET

    The use of eminent domain to halt foreclosures is still only a threat, and rather than helping the housing market, it may cause damage.

  • Fannie-Freddie suitor: We can raise the money Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:55 PM ET
    Bruce Berkowitz, founder of Fairholme Capital

    Fairholme Capital's founder says he's confident he can raise the billions needed for his proposal to buy Fannie and Fannie's insurance components.

  • Fairholme CEO: American's want progress  Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    In an exclusive CNBC interview, David Faber talks with Fairholme Capitol CEO Bruce Berkowitz about their proposal to buy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for $52 billion. Berkowitz says housing finance is critical to the American dream.

  • Exec is liable in housing crisis, but she's no CEO Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 12:27 PM ET

    Rebecca S. Mairone, a midlevel executive at Bank of America's Countrywide mortgage unit, was held liable by a federal jury in Manhattan.

  • Fannie and Freddie will not lower loan limits  Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    Loan limits at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will remain at $417,000 in general and $625,000 for higher-priced markets. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

  • Shutdown creates a jumbo problem for housing Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    Some lenders will not do them at all without tax verification from the IRS. Others are delaying the process.

  • When will housing feel pinch of shutdown?  Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:48 AM ET

    David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, explains how an extended government shutdown will likely impact the mortgage market, the IRS and the economy.

  • The 'what me worry' market downplays a shutdown Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    Markets are down, but price action and light volume suggests the market thinks a government shutdown will be avoided.

  • Congress reaches new lows in budget battle Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The latest budget battle has veered even further off course than past efforts to drive the government off a fiscal cliff.

  • Citi to pay Freddie $395 million  Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Citigroup is to pay Freddie Mac $395 million to resolve future mortgage repurchase claims.

  • Top performing plays on Fannie & Freddie return 500%  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Deepak Narula, Metacapital Management, discusses his winning play on mortgage related assets and shares his view on where he sees the housing market headed from here.