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  • RPT-BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1930 GMT /2:30 PM ET Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    Editor: Steve Orlofsky+ 1 646 223 6200. WASHINGTON- U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy. WASHINGTON- Jack Reed, a Mississippi clothing retailer, says the economic recovery is taking hold for his family business as...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator on Thursday directed the two government-controlled mortgage firms to begin setting aside money for an affordable-housing fund established in 2008, saying they were now financially fit enough to do so. The "allocation would not contribute to the financial instability" of the mortgage firms, Federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The two top U.S. mortgage finance firms on Monday launched programs to allow more borrowers to make downpayments as low as 3 percent of a property's value, but with tighter lending standards aimed at keeping default rates low. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been under U.S. government control since 2008, when a surge in U.S. mortgage defaults was...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The Obama administration said on Thursday it would be irresponsible to end government stewardship of the country's biggest mortgage finance firms without legislation from Congress. The comments from a senior Treasury Department official knocked down speculation the administration could eventually release housing finance giants...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The Obama administration said on Thursday it would be irresponsible to end government stewardship of the country's biggest mortgage finance firms without legislation from Congress. "The only way to responsibly end the conservatorship is through legislation," Michael Stegman, the Treasury Department's top official for housing policy,...

  • 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.

  • Ackman files another suit against government Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    In the complaint, Pershing Square alleged that Treasury illegally seized tens of billions of dollars in Fannie and Freddie profits.

  • Goldman mortgage deal could reach $1.25B: Source Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.

  • Midday movers: Amazon.com, Ford Motor, URS & More Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Kudlow: What I like & don't like about David Brat Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
    Dave Brat speaks to supporters after defeating Republican Congressman Eric Cantor in Tuesday's Republican primary for the 7th Congressional District in Virginia, Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

    In some ways, David Brat is Larry Kudlow's kinda guy. But, not in all ways. Here's Larry's take on the guy who upset Eric Cantor in the GOP primary.

  • Bank regulators have gone too far: Dick Bove Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    Richard Bove

    There is something seriously wrong with bank regulation and litigation in the US today, says bank analyst Dick Bove.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Housing reform imminent? Don't hold your breath Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Va.

    The current housing finance system is likely to be with us until after the 2014 midterm elections and probably well beyond.