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  • 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.

  • Last Call: The Mediterranean Mess Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Yo, VIP, let's kick it! Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Baby. — Vanilla Ice

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

  • 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.

  • What Are Homeowners Doing With Refinance Savings? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    While prudent borrowers are using extra cash to pay down debt, many are either forgoing the savings to shorten the term of the loan, or spending it.

  • 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.

  • Santelli Takes on GSEs     Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the changing landscape in the real estate market as well as the need for reform, with Anthony Sanders, George Mason University professor.

  • Santelli: FHA's Big Money Drain     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    Will there be a bailout for the FHA? CNBC's Rick Santelli, weighs in on whether the government agency should get more money.

  • Mortgage rates may be near record lows, but potential homebuyers are still finding it difficult to get a mortgage, Lending Tree founder and CEO Doug Lebda told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

  • Giving the US Economy a Boost with Mortgages     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Richard Perry, Perry Capital CEO, discusses how the U.S. economy can get a boost by opening up the mortgage markets again and putting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back on stable ground.

  • More Money for GSEs     Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    The Obama administration's announcement that it is broadening its mortgage modification program is all about getting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator to agree to principal reduction, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Freddie Mac Bets Against Homeowners     Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    Insight on a new report out that reveals Freddie Mac may have invested heavily in securities that would lose value if homeowners refinanced, with Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica senior reporter.

  • Financials Rally on Refinancing Rumors     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Financials soared on refinancing rumors, today. Discussing what's fueling the speculation and its impact on banks, with CNBC's Diana Olick, and Chris Whalen, Tangent Capital Partners. Also, the trade on financials, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Lender Fees to Pay for Tax Cut?     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on proposed plans to raise Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lender fees and pass the money on to the U.S. Treasury to help pay for the payroll tax cut. The housing lobby is fighting the idea.

  • Cashing In On Foreclosures?     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    A new plan to help the housing market could make foreclosed homes a sought after commodity, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Sec. Geithner on Mortgage Finance Reform     Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary gives his opening statement to the House Financial Services Committee on "Mortgage Finance Reform: An Examination of the Obama Administration's Report to Congress."

  • Should Fannie & Freddie Be Demolished?     Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Discussing whether the government should unwind the GSEs, with Lewis Ranieri of the Hyperion Group.

  • Massive Wave of Foreclosures Coming?     Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:01 AM ET

    Lewis Ranieri, often credited with creating the modern mortgage, speaks to the threat of a second massive wave of foreclosures.

  • The Long Road Ahead For Fannie & Freddie     Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    Lewis Ranieri, widely considered the "father" of the mortgage bond, reveals why it will take a long time to reduce the role Fannie and Freddie play in the real estate market. Plus, his take on what's needed to revive the private sector's role in the mortgage-backed securities market.