Fannie Mae is back in the black, but does that mean the U.S. government will put it on the block—or not?
The housing finance company—whose 2008 taxpayer bailout was one of the biggest firestorms of the financial crisis—announced Tuesday the largest net income in the company's history with $17.2 billion hauled in for 2012, and $7.6 billion alone in the fourth quarter of that year.
That meant the company did not request a draw of cash from Treasury for the fourth quarter of 2012, after drawing more than $116 billion from taxpayers in the years following the financial crisis. (This wasn't the first time they didn't ask for money.)
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