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  • NEWARK, Del. _ SLM Corp. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $76.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 17 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $283 million.

  • WASHINGTON— Long-term mortgage rates rose for a second straight week as the average 30- year fixed mortgage rate increased to 3.91 percent, from 3.85 percent a week ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the 15- year home loan, frequently used by homeowners who refinanced their mortgages, also jumped, rising to 3.21 percent, from 3.15 percent.

  • Centene CEO: 'We'll do just fine' with new GOP health care bill, but others may not

    Jim Cramer sat down with Michael Neidorff, the chairman and CEO of Centene Corporation, for more on his company and the state of health care.

  • Cramer Remix: Why the Sprint & T-Mobile tie-up might be a done deal

    Jim Cramer reveals why a Sprint & T-Mobile merger could be a shoo-in.

  • Cramer Remix: Investors who bought Apple at $162 are clowns

    Jim Cramer dishes out a message to the chowderheads who violated his top rule of investing.

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer dishes out a message to the chowderheads who violated his top rule of investing.

  • Sept 13- Freddie Mac said on Wednesday it will suspend sales of foreclosed homes until year-end and will stop until further notice evictions of homeowners in eligible areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The first step is for borrowers to contact their mortgage servicers-- the companies they send their payments to each month, " Yvette Gilmore, Freddie...

  • Aug 28- U.S. mortgage agencies face possible losses on some of the 400,000 mortgages they guarantee on homes ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, but they will not know the extent of the damage until the wind and rain stop in Texas and Louisiana. More than 200,000 homes with mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, the most...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- More than 200,000 homes with mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm in Texas in more than 50 years, the mortgage agencies said on Monday. These figures were preliminary as more homes will likely be impacted this week as Harvey is forecast to bring more flooding to these areas.

  • "However, that number could grow if FEMA identifies additional counties in Texas and parishes in Louisiana in need of individual assistance," Freddie Mac spokeswoman Lisa Tibbits said in a statement, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Fannie Mae said on Monday 36,583 single-family homes whose mortgages it guarantees were in the initial impact area of Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years. These homes in Harvey's path have about $5.1 billion in unpaid principal balance, the mortgage finance agency said. More than 30,000 people are expected to be...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Fannie Mae said on Monday 36,583 single-family homes whose mortgages it guarantees were in the initial impact area of Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years.

  • Aug 8- Mortgage company PHH Corp will pay nearly $74.5 million to resolve claims it generated defective loans that the federal government then insured and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bought, The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The deal with Mount Laurel, New Jersey- based PHH follows settlements between the Justice Department and financial companies...

  • Aug 8- The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said mortgage company PHH Corp will pay nearly $74.5 million to resolve claims it generated defective loans that the government then insured and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bought. The deal with Mount Laurel, New Jersey- based PHH follows prior settlements between the Justice Department and financial companies over...

  • Aug 3- Fannie Mae, the largest U.S. mortgage guarantor, said on Thursday its net income edged up to $3.2 billion in the second quarter from the previous quarter's $2.8 billion due to higher credit-related income and investment gains. Fannie said it will pay the U.S. Treasury Department $3.1 billion in dividends, if its regulator the Federal Housing Finance Agency...

  • Airstream/ Trailer camper

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports millennials are taking to the road with towable trailers so they can experience the outdoor lifestyle and that trend is revving up recreational vehicle sales that have been traditionally relied on by retirees.

  • July 13- Interest rates on U.S. 30- year mortgages broke above 4 percent this week, rising to their highest in two months in step with the recent rise in U.S. The borrowing cost on 30- year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 4.03 percent in the week ended July 13, the highest since 4.05 percent in the May 11 week. Meanwhile, benchmark 10- year...

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Interest rates on U.S. 30- year mortgages jumped this week from their lowest levels in more than seven months, in line with a recent rise in U.S. The borrowing cost on 30- year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 3.96 percent in the week ending July 6. Below are the latest average mortgage rates in the week of July 6 tracked by...

  • June 26- U.S. mortgage lenders are bracing for rockier times as consumers demand for home loans slows and competition in the mortgage industry intensifies, Fannie Mae's latest quarterly survey released on Monday showed. Expectations to ease credit standards climbed to survey highpoints in the second quarter as more lenders reported slowing mortgage...

  • Melvin Watt, director of the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency, told the Senate Banking Committee he could order Fannie and Freddie to retain future profits as a way to shore up their accounts. At that time, the Treasury Department took control of the firms with an injection of taxpayer cash. Watt, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, said the option...