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Capitol Report: HQ2 in the D.C. area could help Amazon snag a $10 billion Pentagon contract

As Amazon.com Inc. looks close to announcing where it will place its second headquarters, analysts are pointing out that a move into the Washington, D.C., area could help the company secure a big Pentagon contract......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 12th, 2018

Capitol Report: As conservatorship reaches 10th birthday, another overhaul proposal for Fannie and Freddie

Congress has attempted an overhaul of the housing finance system several times over the past decade, to no avail. On the 10-year anniversary of the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, legislators celebrated with a fresh reform package......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 7th, 2018

Capitol Report: Here’s what businesses are saying about the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

Dozens of representatives of U.S. companies are testifying about the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, telling a Washington hearing that they would cripple business and raise costs for Americans......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 21st, 2018

Capitol Report: Acting Atty. Gen. Whitaker could cut Mueller’s budget | Government shutdown threat receding

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker could sharply curtail special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority, cut his budget or order him to cease lines of inquiry, according to the Washington Post......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 8th, 2018

Capitol Report: Acting AG Whitaker could cut Mueller’s budget | Government shutdown threat receding

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker could sharply curtail special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority, cut his budget or order him to cease lines of inquiry, according to the Washington Post......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 8th, 2018

Bruce Berkowitz Comments on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Guru stock highlightCheck out Bruce Berkowitz Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Bruce Berkowitz (Updated on 10/31/2018)Related Stocks: FNMA, FMCC,.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytNov 1st, 2018

Capitol Report: Vote against ‘every single’ Republican, columnist urges | Senate candidates dodge on Trump’s birthright citizenship plan

Columnist Max Boot — a former Republican — writes in the Washington Post that there’s one thing to do if voters are as “sick and tired” as he is of the current political environment: “vote against all Republicans.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 1st, 2018

Capitol Report: White House set to meet with Amazon, Google | Fed nominee Liang may not make it to Senate floor vote

The White House plans to convene technology giants on Monday and urge them to make it easier for their workers to do brief tours of duty in government, the Washington Post reports......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 22nd, 2018

Capitol Report: November shock? Republicans could still control Congress after the midterms, polls suggest

With less than three weeks to go before the midterm elections, there are signs a “blue wave” may not wash across Washington......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 18th, 2018

Capitol Report: Republicans could still control Congress after the midterms, polls suggest

With less than three weeks to go before the midterm elections, there are signs a “blue wave” may not wash across Washington......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 18th, 2018

Capitol Report: Mueller ready to issue findings after election | Saudis are biggest funding source for U.S. startups

Special Counsel Robert Mueller looks poised to reveal his findings on core aspects of his Russia investigation, while Saudi Arabia is the largest single funding source for U.S. startups. Here are some morning reads from the Washington, D.C. bureau......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 17th, 2018

Capitol Report: Khashoggi outcry may spur Saudis to step up their already-powerful lobbying

The furor over Saudi Arabia’s alleged role in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi could lead the country to ramp up its already-powerful lobbying and public-relations efforts in Washington, D.C., says the author of “The Foreign Policy Auction.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 12th, 2018

Capitol Report: Corporate America begins to distance itself from Saudi money due to Khashoggi affair

As the outcry grows over the alleged murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, some U.S. companies are cutting ties with Saudi Arabia — and more could follow suit......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 12th, 2018

Capitol Report: House bill would fully fund Trump’s border wall | Electric-vehicle tax break in crosshairs

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will introduce a bill this week to fully fund a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, dedicating more than $23 billion......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 10th, 2018

Capitol Report: Kavanaugh’s nomination advances to final vote

The Senate voted Friday to advance the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, with the judge narrowly clearing a key hurdle amid a highly charged battle over sexual misconduct allegations that has riveted Washington and the nation......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2018

Why Warren Buffett Sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Years Before the Financial Crisis

Buffett was once Freddie Mac's largest shareholder but was turned offCheck out Warren Buffett Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Warren Buffett (Updated on 09/12/2018)Related Stocks: FMCC, WFC, BRK.A, BRK.B, FNMA,.....»»

Category: blogSource: gurufocusSep 13th, 2018

Economic Report: Mortgage rates tick up again as Fannie, Freddie start a second decade in limbo

Rates for home loans were higher in the most recent week, in line with the bond market, but the federally-sponsored entities that guarantee mortgages are still locked in limbo, a decade on......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 8th, 2018

Fannie and Freddie 10 years later

With ten years since the housing collapse, CNBC's Diana Olick looks back at the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcSep 6th, 2018

Capitol Report: Gary Cohn took papers from Trump’s desk to protect Nafta, South Korea trade deal, Woodward book says

Former top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn took papers off of President Donald Trump’s desk to protect trade deals and national security, according to a new book by veteran Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 4th, 2018

FHA is making more mortgages available to applicants with risky debt profiles

Fannie and Freddie report little or no easing of their standards for home loans......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 29th, 2018