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  • Bruce Berkowitz, founder of Fairholme Capital

    Fairholme Capital founder Bruce Berkowitz holds a number of contrarian positions, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He expects big returns over the long term.

  • U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday will unveil a reworked proposal aimed at reducing risk in the mortgage market and limiting shoddy underwriting practices.

  • In the 1990s, U.S. banks used life insurance to bet that their employees would eventually die. Now those wagers are coming back to haunt Wall Street banks.

  • The president has entered the debate about whether Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae should be eliminated. Here's a primer on what that would mean.

  • Fannie Mae

    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.

  • Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi

    Mark Zandi, a well-known economist, is a front-runner to lead the U.S. housing regulator and oust Edward DeMarco, who critics say hasn't done enough to aid homeowners, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Deutsche Bank cut its previously reported 2012 pretax profit by 600 million euros, hit by new charges related to mortgage-related lawsuits and other regulatory investigations.

  • 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.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will form a joint venture for securitizing home loans that could end up replacing the two government-controlled mortgage finance giants.

  • U.S. government-run mortgage finance provider Freddie Mac earned $11 billion last year, the first annual increase in its net income since 2006.

  • Mortgage rates

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exacerbated the mortgage crisis and that's why the government should get out of the home loan business, former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich told CNBC.

  • TheStreet.com identifies bank stocks that are trading at low multiples to forward earnings estimates.

  • Bank stock investors may be looking at some very attractive dividend yields next year. TheStreet.com reports.

  • *Freddie Mac has repaid 31 pct of total Treasury draw. Nov 6- Freddie Mac reported a third-quarter profit on Tuesday, driven by a U.S. housing market on the mend, and said it was not requesting funds from the U.S. Freddie Mac had net earnings of $2.9 billion in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, contrasting a $4.4 billion loss a year earlier.

  • Nov 6- Freddie Mac reported a third-quarter profit on Tuesday, driven by a U.S. housing market on the mend, and said it was not requesting additional funds from the U.S. Freddie Mac had net earnings of $2.9 billion in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, contrasting a $4.4 billion loss a year earlier.

  • Nov 2- The health of the U.S. economy has been central to the campaign for the White House, with both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney seeking to convince voters they have a plan to usher in faster growth and job creation.

  • SALT LAKE CITY, Nov 2- The U.S. ``Unemployment is, and should be, a central focus of monetary policy right now,'' San Francisco Fed President John Williams told a group of community leaders here. ``We have substantial scope to use monetary policy to stimulate the economy without creating too much upward pressure on prices.''.

  • SALT LAKE CITY, Nov 2- The U.S. ``Unemployment is, and should be, a central focus of monetary policy right now,'' San Francisco Fed President John Williams said in remarks prepared for delivery to a group of community leaders here. ``We have substantial scope to use monetary policy to stimulate the economy without creating too much upward pressure on prices.''.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- Wells Fargo has gone to court to challenge a financial-crisis lawsuit recently brought against it by the Justice Department, saying a prior multi-bank $25 billion mortgage settlement already cleared it of some liability.

  • Nov 1- A significant portion of customers in Wells Fargo& Co's $1.9 trillion mortgage servicing portfolio remain strong candidates for refinancings, the head of the bank's home lending unit said on Thursday.