Aug 9, 2013 Congress's proposed plans to phase out government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will almost certainly mean higher mortgage rates for consumers.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 7, 2013 The government-backed mortgage lender just posted its second largest profit in history.
Aug 6, 2013 President Obama proposes phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to shift mortgage-market risk from taxpayers to private banks
Aug 5, 2013 There's a proposal in Congress to let the taxpayer-backed mortgage giants die, and Marketplace's economics guy says we should all get behind it.
Jul 10, 2013 The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to lift a ban on publicly soliciting your investment dollars for companies not traded on the stock market.
May 15, 2013 The SEC meets with experts Tuesday about the alleged conflicts of interest in the bond-rating industry, after delaying new rules to deal with the issue.
May 10, 2013 Fannie Mae's paying $50 billion in dividends, so between that and the sequester, are our debt limit problems over?
Apr 3, 2013 Reed Hastings landed in hot water for sharing info about Netflix on his personal Facebook page. Now, the SEC says, companies can share, tweet and Facebook, as long as investors know where to look.
Apr 3, 2013 After losing $166 billion in four years, Fannie Mae reported a $17 billion profit for 2012 -- a record.
Mar 5, 2013 The regulator overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has announced an idea to reform the mortgage giants. It involves starting a joint venture to bundle mortgages into securities that people can invest in.