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  • Federal Reserve proposes easing regulations for larger banks

    But not the largest banks
    The Federal Reserve this week proposed the idea of easing regulations on larger financial institutions and announced it is seeking public comment on the issue. The Fed recently proposed four new tiers of regulation for banks with more than $100 billion in assets to ease compliance requirements for banks with less risk. Banks deemed to have the lowest risk would be able to skip out on annual stress tests and reduce other requirements.
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  • Trump blames Fed for stock market nosedive

    President told reporters he thinks the Fed went "crazy"
    President Donald Trump is quadrupling down on his ire toward the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes. On the Tarmac at Erie International Airport, he blamed Wednesday’s market meltdown on the Fed, telling reporters, "The Fed is making a mistake," and saying, "I think the Fed has gone crazy."
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates reach highest level since 2011

    Mortgage rates climb for fifth consecutive week
    Mortgage rates spiked to their highest level in over seven years, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed for the fifth consecutive week to 4.72%, which is a high not seen since April 28, 2011.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump targets CFPB funding for greater control

    Is his election slowing down affordable housing? California thinks so
    President Donald Trump's budget proposal reportedly includes a big change for the CFPB. We have the details for you. Plus, will the Fed raise rates in March? Here's one way to get a clue. Also, did the Oscars get its first HUD joke? Twitter thinks so. And Trump's election appears to be costing California some much-needed affordable housing.
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  • Here's more industry response to the Fed raising interest rates

    Fed meeting held "little surprise"
    Since the majority of the market believed the Federal Reserve would increase interest rates this Wednesday, a lot of economists had time to formulate what this news would mean for the housing market. As the comments continued to pour in, we covered them here. Even though the market already assumed this December increase, it’s what economists believe will happen moving forward that’s most telling.
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