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Qualified Mortgages From the CFPB: Buyer Beware!

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Misrepresenting oneself to oneself has to be the lowest form of self-flattery. Not only does it breach the mother of all truism -- "know thyself" (wri...

Ben Hallman

Top Housing Official Defies Treasury

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business

In a move that brings two federal agencies as close to warfare as possible within the confines of bureaucratic memos, the Treasury Department called o...

Review: Disneynature's Chimpanzee, at Home in the Cote d'Ivoire

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Watching a giant chimpanzee named Freddie groom his tiny son, Oscar, is one of the highlights of the Disneynature film Chimpanzee. By unfolding each s...

Fannie, Freddie: Too Big To Shrink

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The government's Christmas Eve pledge of unlimited financial aid to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is aimed at making s...

Fannie, Freddie Stock Prices Soar On Announcement Of Government's Blank Check Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Call it a Christmas gift for the mortgage giants. Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were up big yesterday on the Treasury Department's Christmas...

Fannie, Freddie Execs' Multi-Million Dollar Salaries REVEALED

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators plan to disclose Thursday that the top executives of government-controlled mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae...

Bailed-Out Banks Making Profits -- For Taxpayers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Money wasn't just "given" to Wall Street firms. It bought something of value. And now that the firms (and the market in general) are recovering, they're starting to pay it back. With interest.

Democrats and Republicans Made The Mortgage Crisis -- Quit The Blame Game

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose There are two key pieces of evidence in the maelstrom we are now calling a meltdown -- but which began with a mortgage crisis. The...

Watershed Moment

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The teetering state of the mortgage markets and the $4.6-$4.9 trillion position of Fannie and Freddie placed the GSE at the center of these crises.

Behind the Costly Fannie/Freddie Mortgage Bailout

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

In a globalized entangled and interconnected economy, no region can expect not to be impacted when the world's number one economy goes south.