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A deal to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims against Goldman Sachs Group Inc over mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac leading up to the financial crisis could cost the bank between $800 million and $1.25 billion, according to
That will be good news for the shorts , but bad news for housing. Why are there still dark clouds over our supposed economic recovery? We're five years on from the mortgage meltdown, after all, and housing prices have bounced back dramatically and
Senate Banking Committee for some time now. www.futureatlas.com Whether the potential elimination of Fannie and Freddie would be fair to investors is a frequent topic of heated debate, and currently is the subject of several lawsuits. However, there
Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing the Federal Housing Finance Agency and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for refusing to comply with a state law designed to stem foreclosures...Coakley said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac violated a 2012
Fannie and Freddie do now, providing private capital for the housing market once the two government-sponsored entities are resolved. This sounds wonderful, but there's a hitch: Fannie and Freddie are nowhere near the end of their run, and it looks
ET The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has spent more than two years and millions of dollars designing a new system to securitize mortgages. Yet the Federal Housing Finance Agency still hasn't established a timeline or cost estimate for the
For those in the real estate finance and home building industry, the coming of Mel Watt as the newly inducted Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency could not have come at a more propitious time. Since assuming the office in January of this
A high-ranking federal official who faces a felony charge for threatening to shoot the former head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency appeared in D.C Superior Court Wednesday and, through his lawyer, denied the allegations lodged against him...
Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs, but higher prices actually have been good for business. Fuel now accounts for more than a third of airlines' expenses, overtaking salaries, wages and benefits as the single biggest line item.
The bank's shares slumped over 3% on the net loss of $276 million, or 5 cents a share, compared with earnings of $3.4 billion, or 29 cents, in the fourth quarter, and $1.5 billion, or 10 cents, a year earlier...Bank of America booked $6 billion in