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Fannie, Freddie overhaul unlikely

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An overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is unlikely again this year despite recent Republican efforts to move the issue up the agenda. Congressional Republicans, along with some Democrats — and even GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich — are renewing calls to craft an agreement to reduce the involvement of Fannie and Freddie in the nation's mortgage market. But without a broader accord, passage of any legislation this year is slim, housing experts say.

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