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  • "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.

  • May 8- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Thursday they would pay dividends totaling $10.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month, pushing taxpayers further into the black on their bailout of the mortgage finance firms.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will send the U.S. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, sued large banks and financial institutions over mortgages sold to the companies leading up to the housing crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Government-controlled mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will send the U.S. Fannie Mae posted net income of $5.3 billion for the three months ended March 31, which included $4.1 billion from settlements of litigation over mortgage-backed securities issued by banks ahead of the financial crisis.

  • Why millennials rent: What do you think? Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Younger renters consider down payment and credit score to be top obstacles to getting a mortgage, according to a Fannie Mae survey.

  • Senate panel to vote on Fannie, Freddie bill Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    enate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) (L) with ranking member Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID).

    The vote had been delayed in order to build support for the plan that would wind down taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The Senate Banking Committee will vote on a bill to revamp the U.S. housing finance system next week, a Senate aide said on Tuesday.

  • *JPMorgan leads banks lower after trading revenue warning. NEW YORK, May 5- U.S. stocks ended slightly higher as data showed strength in the services sector and Apple shares rose above $600 for the first time since 2012..

  • Ackman joins chorus supporting Fannie-Freddie Monday, 5 May 2014 | 4:19 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Bill Ackman reiterated a popular hedge fund trade by recommending an investment in government-sponsored housing.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- U.S. mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may require as much as $190 billion in additional taxpayer aid if the economy suffers a severe downturn, their regulator said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- First Horizon National Corp will pay $110 million to resolve claims it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour, a U.S. regulator said on Tuesday. As part of the deal, First Horizon will pay $61.6 million to Fannie Mae and $48.4 million to Freddie Mac, the FHFA said.

  • *Bill could clear panel, but full Senate vote unlikely. *Bill would shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. WASHINGTON, April 29- The already dim prospects for a bill to wind down taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew darker on Tuesday, as a U.S. Senate committee postponed a vote on the legislation.

  • *Bill could clear panel, but full Senate vote unlikely. *Bill would shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. WASHINGTON, April 29- The already dim prospects for a bill to wind down taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew darker on Tuesday, as a U.S. Senate committee adjourned a meeting on the bill without holding any votes.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- The Senate Banking Committee will open debate on a bill to wind down taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday, but does not plan any votes as the panel's leaders scramble for broader support.

  • Dick Bove: The new rulers of the financial system Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Regulations on big banks have created a vacuum into which alert entrepreneurs have established commanding positions, says bank analyst Dick Bove.

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- A U.S. Senate bill on housing finance reform could undermine the stability of the mortgage market if it became law in its current form, the head of government-run mortgage financier Freddie Mac warned the company's regulator.