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Can the Fed reverse interest rate hikes, impose negative rates?

Fed Chair Yellen testifies before House Financial Services Committee
The hot topic for questioning during Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s hearing before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday morning centered around the feasibility of negative Fed rates. The Fed announced in December that it was officially raising the federal funds rate for the first time since June 2006. Is this all about to change?
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How Rep. Scott Garrett’s anti-gay views are splintering Wall Street

Bloomberg digs deep on influential member of Committee on Financial Services
Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., holds undeniable influence on the country’s financial system, and especially the country’s housing financial system. But Garrett’s personal views on the Republican Party’s support of gay candidates place him at the center of a storm that’s currently ripping apart both his party and Wall Street as well.
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The White House fights back to save CFPB

3 deals the president wants to protect
The House Financial Services Committee is considering several bills to change Wall Street reform today. One of the bills includes changing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a move the White House is quick to fight back on.
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Bill to kill $3M raises for Fannie, Freddie CEOs gains momentum

Rep. Ed Royce-sponsored bill now has bipartisan support

A bill that would eliminate the proposed $3 million pay raises for the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is now one step closer to becoming law, as the bill advanced past the markup stage and is now set for a full vote of the House Financial Services Committee with bipartisan support in tow.


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Key housing, mortgage finance bills facing markup in House

Fannie-Freddie CEO compensation, TRID grace period up for grabs and more
A number of bills critical to the housing and mortgage finance industry are under the spotlight today in the House, including limits on regulators, a TRID grace period and a cap on the salaries for the CEOs at Fannie and Freddie.
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