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Five years after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the agencies are now making money hand over fist, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
This week marks the five-year anniversary of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's being placed into conservatorship. Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Capital Management explains why Fannie and Freddie shares should be returned entirely to the public market.
Regulators want to ease a rule that would require banks to share some risk in the complicated mortgage investments that helped cause the financial crisis.
U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday will unveil a reworked proposal aimed at reducing risk in the mortgage market and limiting shoddy underwriting practices.
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.
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 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.
CNBC's Diana Olick explains why the president is calling both lenders to be shut down despite strong second-quarter profits.
Data from Europe and China are looking up. These figures support the thesis that the U.S. recovery is a help to China, and is even trickling down to Europe.
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.
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 wants to dismantle Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and streamline the mortgage process, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regular investors are rolling the dice on the common stock of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a big way, making a risky bet.
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.
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.
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.