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

    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
    Fannie & Freddie will not lower loan limits

    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
    When will housing feel pinch of shutdown?

    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
    Citi to pay Freddie $395 million

    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
    Top performing plays on Fannie & Freddie return 500%

    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.

  • Mortgage market and what's next   Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 1:12 PM ET
    Mortgage market & what's next

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the leading proposal in Congress to do away with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Winding down Fannie & Freddie   Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Winding down Fannie & Freddie

    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.

  • Fannie and Freddie future   Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Fannie and Freddie future

    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.

  • Banks get break on mortgage bonds in new rule Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • With US help, Europe and China show green shoots Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    View from Dollar Mountain in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    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: 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.