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By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016.
By Associated Press
In “Shaky Ground,” financial writer Bethany McLean takes a close look at mortgage-lending institutions Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and their role before, during and since the 2008 financial meltdown. She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the origin of the…
By PBS NewsHour
Obama Supports Retaining Role for Government in Push to Reform Mortgages…
Financial documents, released under pressure, dominated the Republican presidential campaign Tuesday. Hours after Newt Gingrich released a disputed Freddie Mac employment contract, rival Mitt Romney released two years of income tax returns. Jeffrey Brown reports. Then, Judy Woodruff and guests…
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged six former Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac officials with misleading investors about risky loans. Judy Woodruff discusses how the alleged wrongdoings may have contributed to the mortgage meltdown with Edward Pinto of the…
The compensation practices at two government-controlled mortgage giants came under heavy fire on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Margret Warner discusses what accounts for executive bonuses at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with Politico's Josh Boak and The Wall Street Journal's…
By Elizabeth Shell
Friday on the NewsHour, New York Times finance specialist Gretchen Morgenson and co-author Josh Rosner, a longtime housing analyst, talk about their new bestseller, "Reckless Endangerment" (no. 17 on the Times list this week). The book is a sustained indictment…
Rep. Barney Frank responds to some of the allegations made against him in a new book.
In other news Friday, more than 100 people died in Southern Sudan after a breakaway group ended a cease-fire and carried out attacks in two towns. Southern Sudan will become an independent nation in July. In Pakistan, an American diplomat…
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