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Should JPMorgan be able to deduct its $5.1 billion settlement?

by Allan Sloan Nov 6, 2013
Under current law, JPMorgan can deduct its $5.1 billion settlement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from its taxes. Some Democrats are trying to change that.
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FHA: The next government housing bailout?

by Ethan Lindsey Sep 25, 2013
Reuters reports the Federal Housing Administration may need a bailout from the federal government.

What will mortgages look like after Fannie and Freddie?

by Lizzie O'Leary Aug 23, 2013
The government is trying to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could really change the mortgage picture out there. What can we expect to see if the government-backed companies go private or have a diminished role?

Farewell, Fannie and Freddie? How a privatized mortgage industry affects you

by Barbara Bogaev 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.

Freddie Mac is in the money

by Stacey Vanek Smith Aug 7, 2013
The government-backed mortgage lender just posted its second largest profit in history.
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Can you buy a house without Fannie Mae?

by Mark Garrison Aug 6, 2013
President Obama proposes phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to shift mortgage-market risk from taxpayers to private banks

The end of Fannie and Freddie?

by Chris Farrell 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.

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Fannie and Freddie to launch joint securities venture

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer 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.

Fannie, Freddie to let some underwater homeowners walk away

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 1, 2013
Mortgage heavyweights Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced a bailout program for struggling homeowners who are current on their payments. If there's a pressing need to leave their property, they can just walk away.

Banks settle again, homeowners to get relief

by Dan Bobkoff Jan 7, 2013
In a costly day of legal settlements, 10 banks agree to pay $8.5 billion to four million homeowners for mishandling their foreclosures.