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  • Sen. Corker: 'Fiscal Fatigue' Has Set In   Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    After working four years as a construction superintendent, corker started his own construction company, Bencor, with $8,000. In 1999, he purchased the Osborne Building Corporation and the Stone Fort Land Company, the two largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, making him the largest private landowner in Hamilton County, Tenn.  Corker is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), shares his views on why the government should get its fiscal house in order through entitlement and tax reform, privatizing intelligence gathering, and implementing GSE reform.

  • Bruce Berkowitz Takes Share in Fannie, Freddie Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    Berkowitz: Time to Restructure Fannie & Freddie

    Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Capital Management takes $500 million preferred equity stake in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Faber Report: Fannie & Freddie Post Profits   Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 9:37 AM ET
    Faber Report:  Fannie & Freddie Post Profits

    CNBC's David Faber reports gains from government-sponsored enterprises were swept into the U.S. Treasury as a dividend payment.

  • CBO Slashes US Deficit Estimate Amid Higher Taxes Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    The Congressional Budget Office lowered its projection for the 2013 US deficit amid higher taxes and better-than-expected bailout repayments.

  • Fannie Mae: From Ward of the State to Cash Cow Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    Mortgage giant Fannie Mae has now been turning a profit for more than a year, and the chief beneficiary of that profit is the federal government.

  • Real Mortgage Relief, but Likely With a Catch Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:49 PM ET
    Foreclosure prevention counseling fair

    Homeowners with government-backed mortgages may have a fresh shot at receiving meaningful mortgage relief, but it will likely come with strings attached, reports TheStreet.com.

  • Will Rep. Watts Help Housing?   Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Will Rep. Watts Help Housing?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Brian Battle, Performance Trust Capital Partners, about President Obama's nomination to replace the head of the FHFA.

  • Americans Keep Spending. Here's Why Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    After the payroll tax increase, many worried that consumers would stop spending and further slow the economy. Nope. Not yet, anyway.

  • Santelli Wonders Who Will Run FHFA   Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    Santelli Wonders Who Will Run FHFA

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Anthony Sanders, The Mercatus Center, about likely candidates to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

  • Fannie Mae Earns Big Profit, Pays US $11.6 Billion Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    Fannie Mae earned $17.2 billion last year, the biggest annual profit in the U.S. mortgage giant's history, driven by the housing recovery.

  • Blindfolds, Profits and Penance, Santelli Style   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    Blindfolds, Profits and Penance, Santelli Style

    Rick Santelli uses his tie to illustrate his argument that even though Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making money they shouldn't stay on the same path. (2:39)

  • Don't Get Taken by Rising Home Prices, Shiller Warns Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:51 PM ET
    Robert Shiller

    Housing data released Tuesday was mixed, prompting economist Robert Shiller to call the housing recovery positive in the short-term, but not without many headwinds.

  • Santelli: When Doing a 'Good Job' May Get You Fired   Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    Santelli: When Doing a 'Good Job' May Get You Fired

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute about mortgage market reform and its consequences.

  • Santelli: Three's a Crowd   Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    Santelli: Three's a Crowd

    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
    Freddie Mac

    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
    J.C. Penney Turnaround in Doubt as Sales Plummet

    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
    CFPB Tightens Mortgage Lending Rules

    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.