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  • Getting a mortgage easier than you think: Survey Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    Getting a mortgage in the U.S. may be easier than many borrowers think, according to a survey released Monday by Wells Fargo.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Getting a mortgage in the United States may be easier than many borrowers think, according to a survey released Monday by Wells Fargo& Co, the largest U.S. mortgage lender. Even if mortgage credit is hard to come by, there is demand for homes: more than two out of three respondents in Wells Fargo's survey said it was a good time to buy.

  • HSBC paying $550M to resolve mortgage bond claims Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $550 million to resolve U.S. claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007.. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with HSBC.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- HSBC Holdings Plc is expected to pay $550 million to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims the bank made false representations in selling mortgage bonds to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California- based company seemed to have every strategic advantage: millions in startup cash, celebrity endorsements, and a chief executive married to one of the co-founders of Google. RadioShack warns of possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30- year loan edged up to 4.12 percent from 4.10 percent last week, where it had stayed for three straight weeks.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for August, 2 p.m..

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate holds steady Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The average 30- year U.S. mortgage rate this week remained at a 52- week low of 4.10 percent for the third straight week. Mortgage company Freddie Mac also said Thursday the average for a 15- year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, slipped to 3.24 percent from 3.25 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The regulator for U.S. housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The regulator for U.S. housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Friday it wants the two firms to provide more support to low-income Americans taking out mortgages and refinancing their loans. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said the proposed increase was part of its goals for housing finance between 2015 and 2017..

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Bank of America Corp on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit that resulted in a $1.27 billion penalty.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- A U.S. regulator can proceed with lawsuits accusing HSBC Holdings Plc and Nomura Holdings Inc of misleading Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later turned toxic, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

  • Aug 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims the bank sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac faulty mortgage bonds, the regulator announced Friday.

  • Goldman Sachs to resolve FHFA claims for $3.15 bln Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Goldman said it would repurchase the securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the 2005-2007 period.

  • Aug 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc could pay about $1.1 billion to settle claims from the U.S. housing finance regulator that it sold bad mortgage-backed securities, the Financial Times reported.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities. Bank of America said the accord is expected to reduce third-quarter earnings by about $5.3 billion before taxes, or about 43 cents per share after taxes.

  • Ackman files second lawsuit against U.S. government Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:40 PM ET

    Aug 16- Activist Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management LP filed its second lawsuit in two days against the U.S. government over bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, court documents show.

  • Aug 14- Pershing Square Capital Management LP, the hedge fund firm run by William Ackman, has sued the U.S. government, claiming that its stripping of Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's profit illegally short changes investors in the mortgage companies' common stock.

  • *Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to give U.S. WASHINGTON, Aug 7- Government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made enough money in the second quarter to give taxpayers $5.6 billion in dividends, a sign they can turn substantial profits even in a lackluster housing market.