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  • Midday Movers: GM, Fannie Mae, Apple & more Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 12:28 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Activist investor Carl Icahn acquired 6.8 million common shares of Fannie Mae and 5.7 million common shares of Freddie Mac from Fairholme Funds, a court filing showed Tuesday. As of March 31, Fairholme owned a 1.65 percent stake in Fannie Mae and a 2.64 percent stake in Freddie Mac, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac hit with lawsuit Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    The Massachusetts attorney general has sued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over alleged refusal to engage in foreclosure buyback programs.

  • BOSTON, June 2- Massachusetts on Monday filed a lawsuit against mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, accusing them of violating state law by blocking "foreclosure buyback programs" intended to help poor residents keep their homes.

  • The 800- lawyer Bingham, which has represented companies such as Amazon.com Inc, Bank of America Corp and UBS, is well-known for its involvement in the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • The 800- lawyer Bingham, which has represented companies such as Amazon.com Inc, Bank of America Corp and UBS, is well-known for its involvement in the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • PNC Financial Services Group Inc, PHH Corp, MetLife Inc, Santander Holdings USA Inc and Citizens Financial Group Inc, the U.S. unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, have all disclosed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that they've received subpoenas.

  • Lesser role for Fannie, Freddie not opposed: Regulator Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    The regulator of government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Sunday he would not oppose them having a smaller presence in the market

  • U.S. Fed may need to update its interest rate guide Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 18- Interpreting Federal Reserve policy is hard enough, but the central bank may need to dust off its' How to' guide to explain the nuts and bolts of new tools it will use when it finally starts to raise interest rates. But managing that rate was easier when the banking system had about $800 billion in excess cash.

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- A Senate panel on Thursday approved legislation to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and redesign the U.S. mortgage finance system, but sparse support among Democrats means the measure is unlikely to make it into law.

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- A Senate panel on Thursday approved legislation to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and redesign the U.S. mortgage finance system, but sparse support among Democrats means the measure is unlikely to make it into law.

  • Time to fully privatize mortgage-finance system Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    A fully private mortgage-finance system is the best way to fairly price mortgage-credit risks, says NYU Stern professor Lawrence White.

  • *Cisco falls 1 percent, weighs on the Nasdaq. NEW YORK, May 13- The Dow and the S&P 500 eked out record closing highs again on Tuesday, while the Nasdaq resumed its recent slide, dragged down by shares of Cisco.

  • On Tuesday, the regulator of government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a pilot program that will begin in coming weeks in Detroit to keep families in their current homes through loan modifications, match distressed properties with non-profit organizations for resales and assist in building demolition.

  • *Cisco falls 1 percent, weighs on the Nasdaq. Homebuilders' shares gained and the common stock of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac jumped as Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt laid out new policies that could make it easier for many Americans to obtain mortgages.

  • "Technically new highs are usually a bullish event, but we're not seeing news to really inspire people, so we're holding in here at these new highs," said Michael O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday laid out new policies that could make it easier for many Americans to obtain mortgages, in part by holding off on any reduction in the size of mortgages the two firms can buy.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday laid out new policies that could make it easier for many Americans to obtain mortgages, in part by holding off on any reduction in the size of mortgages the two firms can buy.

  • U.S. Senate panel sets Thursday vote on housing bill Monday, 12 May 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 12- The Senate Banking Committee plans to vote on a U.S. housing finance reform bill on Thursday in what could be the last effort this year to move forward with legislation to wind down mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Tim Johnson, the Democrat who chairs the committee, and the panel's top Republican, Sen.

  • Home sellers on price: The sky is the limit Friday, 9 May 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    A home for sale in Miami.

    Home prices are moving so far, so fast, that at least 1,000 local housing markets have hit all-time price highs.