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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition

Items Tagged with 'Bailout'


Treasury readies Ally initial public offering

The beginning of the end
March 27, 2014
Once a major player in the mortgage market, the automotive finance company and bank holding company will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ALLY. But will the Treasury make its money back on its investment?
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New FOMC minutes reveal tough calls in 2008

Fed presidents unsure of what could happen
February 21, 2014
The Federal Reserve released the minutes from 2008 at the Federal Open Market Committee and gave a look inside the monetary decisions taking place during the worse economic downturn in a generation.
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Fannie Mae finally profits Uncle Sam

Now will they start paying shareholders?
February 21, 2014
Fannie Mae is paying the U.S. Department of Treasury $7.2 billion, bringing its payments now to a level exceeding the total bailout it received. It still hasn't paid shareholders. It's unclear if it plans to. And it hasn't started paying back the bailout, either.
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Paying Fannie and Freddie investors was never part of the plan

Investors: This is government confiscation of private property
February 18, 2014
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae stockholders were on the hook for losses after the housing crash, but according to the Administration's official policy, they won't be getting any of the profits.
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FHA bailout pushes federal deficit to $22B

MMI fund to reach its capital ratio requirement by 2017
October 22, 2013
With the Federal Housing Administration drawing $1.7 billion from the Treasury into its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund for the first time in FHA history, the balance of the fund ended up costing the federal government a hefty sum.
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FHA needs $1.7B bailout

Decline in FHA endorsement volume leads to shortfall
September 27, 2013
The Federal Housing Adminstration will require a $1.7 billion bailout from the Treasury to cover projected losses in mortgage-related programs, officials told Congress in a letter Friday.
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Experts pull back reins on FHA bailout rumors

Will FHA reform immediately follow the shortfall? Doubtful.
September 26, 2013
While rumor has it the FHA will require a first-time Treasury draw this year, industry analysts are cautioning the industry not to buy into those reports just yet.
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Bernanke should testify in AIG case, judge says

July 29, 2013
A judge said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should be required to testify in the lawsuit by the former chief of American International Group Maurice Greenberg.
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Investors should take a slice of the Fannie, Freddie pie, right?

July 15, 2013
It seems that every policymaker and their brother has an opinion on what type of mortgage finance system reform needs to happen.No matter which side of...
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Reining in too-big-to-fail proves a challenge

June 26, 2013
The Dodd-Frank Act took effect in 2010 to protect the banking system from future collapse, but the legislation stopped short of ending too-big-to-fail banks altogether, Fed...
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