Aug 8, 2012 Rising home prices contribute to profits for the bailed-out mortgage lenders. Higher home prices should help the real estate market and homebuyers, too.
Jul 5, 2012 The home lender Countrywide gave preferential treatment to members of Congress, their staffs and employees of Fannie Mae in order to win influence in government, according to a long-awaited review by a House committee.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 19, 2012 Some of Wall Street's biggest firms want to bid on pools of foreclosed properties being sold by Fannie Mae to rent them out. What does that mean for investors and how might it affect homeowners?
Dec 23, 2011 The payroll tax cut is expected to be extended for another two months. How will lawmakers come up with the billions it's going to cost?
John Steele Gordon
Dec 19, 2011 The SEC charged two former CEOs of the mortgage giants for failing to fully report their companies' exposure to subprime mortgages.
Dec 16, 2011 Federal regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission just this morning charged several former executives at mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with civil fraud
Nov 15, 2011 Two hearings on Capitol Hill are looking into Fannie Mae and government-backed mortgage loans. The House Financial Services Committee voted to rein in some of the million-dollar salaries for Fannie Mae executives.
Nov 16, 2011 The House Financial Services Committee voted to stop the multimillion dollar bonuses Fannie and Freddie executive have been getting. And the STOCK Act is introduced in the Senate.
Heidi N. Moore
Sep 6, 2011 The FHFA's sweeping lawsuits against 17 banks, filed Friday afternoon, seem to be largely like a case of case of brother-versus-brother, with the...
Nov 10, 2011 Paddy Hirsch returns to the Whiteboard to explain the history of the Mae Family Tree. The fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-spo...