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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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.

  • Fannie, Freddie investors buying 'Lotto ticket' Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • CNBC's David Faber reports Perry Capital wants to stop the Treasury from enforcing the "Third Amendment" or the way the department deals with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Higher Rates Hamper Housing Recovery?     Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    James Grosfeld, former Pulte Home chairman and CEO, explains how a significant rise in interest rates will limit the number of families applying for mortgages.

  • Mortgage Market Outlook     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Glenn Schultz, Performance Trust, about how the rise in mortgage rates is likely to cause a decline in the rate of home price appreciation.