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

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    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.

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  • *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.

  • HENDERSON, Nev.-- This suburb in a battleground state is pockmarked with half-built subdivisions, foreclosed homes and voters like Leslie Levin. But here and in hotly contested Florida, the damage to the housing market is still painfully visible.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday extended their disaster-relief policies to borrowers whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday extended their disaster-relief policies to borrowers whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to require less taxpayer aid and may be able to stop tapping government coffers as early as next year, the U.S. housing regulator said on Friday, partly because the health of the bailed-out companies has improved.

  • WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Labor Department releases third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for October, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for September, 10 a.m..

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- Bank of America Corp employees could face civil fraud charges as part of a federal lawsuit accusing the bank of causing taxpayers more than $1 billion in losses by selling toxic mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a prosecutor said on Thursday. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were bailed out and put in government conservatorship in 2008..

  • *Q3 earnings 30 cts/share vs year-ago loss of 34 cents. Oct 25- PulteGroup Inc, the second-biggest U.S. homebuilder, reported its highest quarterly earnings since the collapse of the housing market, thanks to a surge in new orders and increased sales of new homes at higher prices.

  • WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for September, 8:30 a.m..

  • WASHINGTON-- Average U.S. mortgage rates rose only slightly this week and continued to hover near record lows, a trend that has helped boost home sales and refinancing. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30- year fixed mortgage edged up to 3.41 percent, from 3.37 last week. Three weeks ago, the rate touched 3.36 percent.