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Aug 20, 2013

Fannie Mae joins Freddie Mac ignoring write-off, report says

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are ignoring billions of dollars in potential losses on overdue loans as they take three years to adopt a new accounting system, a government auditor said in a letter made public Monday.

Aug 8, 2013

Obama: Private lending should take lead in housing market

The president for the first time endorsed an approach to remake the housing finance system as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are wound down.

Jul 2, 2013

Citigroup will pay Fannie Mae $968M on faulty loans

The agreement includes 3.7 million mortgages originated from 2000 to 2012 and sold to Fannie Mae.

Jun 12, 2013

Fannie, Freddie shareholders challenge U.S. takeover

The takeover of the mortgage companies by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, “while beneficial to the economic welfare of the nation, destroyed the value of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s common and preferred stock and trampled the private ownership rights” of shareholders, according to the complaint filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington.

Apr 16, 2009

Newspapers are on fast, worrisome path to oblivion

I just hope I die before all the newspapers do. Not to be maudlin or to tempt my creator, but the recession, burdensome debt and the ad-stealing Internet portend the extinction of newspapers I can’t do without. Tribune Co.’s bankruptcy threatens the future of three papers: the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune. […]

Mar 23, 2009

Fannie, Freddie regulator stands behind executive retention pay

The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is standing behind his decision to approve retention bonuses for top executives, resisting calls from U.S. Representative Barney Frank to rescind the payments. “The loss of key personnel would be devastating to the companies and to the government’s efforts to stabilize the housing system,” Federal Housing Finance […]

Feb 19, 2009

$275 billion plan to stem foreclosures unveiled

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $275 billion to a program that includes cutting mortgage payments for as many as 9 million struggling homeowners and expanding the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in curbing foreclosures. The plan will help as many as 5 million homeowners refinance loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie and Freddie, […]

Jan 26, 2009

Higher rates coming for most borrowers

Although mortgage rates have settled into a trading range – in the mid 5 percent range – in the last week, Fannie Mae is going to make it a little bit tougher for many borrowers to get the very best possible rates in the coming months. The mortgage giant that is now fully under the […]

Jan 20, 2009

Freddie eviction plans continue during moratorium

Freddie Mac continues to pursue legal action to evict tenants living in foreclosed properties, drawing fire from legal aid groups who say the moves violate the spirit of a moratorium the company agreed to in November. While Freddie and Fannie Mae have suspended sales of foreclosed properties and aren’t locking people out of their homes, […]

Jan 20, 2009

Dying banks threaten to take auditors with them

Here’s hoping the big audit firms get busy living, and start sounding alarms at banks that are dying. Credit raters, regulators, Wall Street executives, even hedge-fund managers all got summoned to Capitol Hill last fall for televised floggings. And yet barely a glove has landed on the Big Four accounting firms that didn’t bark. One […]

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