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Washington's View On Housing, Credit and Economy

Some top officials from government and finance appeared on CNBC Friday to discuss the outlook for housing, credit crisis and the economy. Here's what they had to say.

Housing Market & the Economy

Former National Economic Council Director Larry Lindsey and former Treasury Secretary John Snow discuss the housing market, the credit crunch and the economy.

Global Trade & Politics

John Engler, president & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, discusses global trade, the economy and the 2008 presidential election.

Helping the Housing Market

James Lockhart, director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), discusses the housing crisis and the possibility of a bailout.

Risky Business of Housing

James Lockhart, director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), discusses subprime loans and where the housing bottom might be.

Spotlight on NAFTA

Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez discusses the benefits NAFTA and other trade agreements.

The Bush Economy

Edward Lazear, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the economic issues of today and President Bush's economic policies.

Sovereign Wealth Under Fire

Dan Bartlett, former White House communications director, discusses America’s protectionist attitude toward sovereign wealth funds.