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Capitol Report: Solid Fannie-Freddie earnings are a foundation for mortgage giants’ next act

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsor.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 14th, 2019

Capitol Report: As Fannie-Freddie reform gets underway, here are the three big questions for the housing market

Here are the big questions facing the housing market as the process of privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gets underway in earnest......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 29th, 2019

Capitol Report: Maxine Waters calls into question FHFA independence after MarketWatch reports Fannie, Freddie privatization plan

The head of the House Financial Services Committee and the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee are raising questions about the independence of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s regulator after a MarketWatch report......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 28th, 2019

Capitol Report: Here’s a Fannie-Freddie fix proposal that greases the skids for Congress

A new proposal from the Milken Institute lays out steps that the Treasury Department and the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can take to overhaul the entire housing finance system, to leave the hard decisions to Congress......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 8th, 2019

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

Fannie, Freddie to pay Treasury $4.7 billion in dividends by March

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Thursday they will pay a combined $4.7 billion in dividends to the U.S. Treasury Department by March as the housing finance agencies posted stronger annual 2018 net incomes than a year earlier......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 14th, 2019

Capitol Report: ‘Line standing’ for lobbyists shocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — but it’s normal in Washington

After freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Corte.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 14th, 2019

Capitol Report: Here’s how the pro-Israel lobby — criticized by Ilhan Omar — stacks up against other Washington influencers

The pro-Israel lobby is a significant player in terms of political donations, paying out $14.9 million in the 2018 election cycle, according to data from OpenSecrets.org......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 13th, 2019

Capitol Report: Washington moves closer to delivering protections for banks that work with the pot industry

Banks and credit unions often complain of legal problems for financial institutions aiming to serve cannabis-related businesses. Washington finally may deliver some protections......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 13th, 2019

Capitol Report: Here’s how the pro-Israel lobby — just criticized by Ilhan Omar — stacks up against other Washington influencers

The pro-Israel lobby is a significant player in terms of political donations, paying out $14.9 million in the 2018 election cycle, according to data from OpenSecrets.org......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 11th, 2019

Capitol Report: Cummings, Grassley vow to combat rising drug prices in dueling hearings

Now that the record-setting government shutdown is over, Washington is putting its attention back on the No. 1 issue in the November elections: health care......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 29th, 2019

Capitol Report: Congress puts a spotlight on drug prices, pre-existing conditions with multiple hearings on Tuesday

Now that the record-setting government shutdown is over, Washington is putting its attention back on the No. 1 issue in the November elections: health care......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 29th, 2019

Shutdown cost economy $11 billion, but long-term effects likely minimal

WASHINGTON – The five-week government shutdown that ended Friday shaved as much as $11 billion off the real gross domestic product while it lasted, according to a report released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office. Much of that lost acti.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 29th, 2019

Capitol Report: Government shutdown cost U.S. economy $11 billion in the short run, CBO estimates

The partial government shutdown subtracted about $11 billion in growth from the economy, a congressional agency found, a downgrade that could potentially keep the U.S. from achieving 3% GDP in 2018 for the first time in 13 years......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 28th, 2019

A Taxpayer Bailout May Be the Only Option for PG&E

After Moody's and S&P both downgraded its credit rating to junk, the utility giant may now be in a liquidity crisisCheck out David Tepper Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of David Tepper (Updated on 01/10/2019)Related Stocks: PCG,.....»»

Category: blogSource: gurufocusJan 11th, 2019

Capitol Report: U.S. government partially shuts down as Congress resists funding Trump’s border wall

The federal government partially shut down for the third time this year early Saturday as lawmakers in Washington continued to wrangle over funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 22nd, 2018

Capitol Report: U.S. government partially shuts down as Congress fails to agree to fund Trump border wall

The federal government partially shut down for the third time this year early Saturday as lawmakers in Washington continued to wrangle over funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 22nd, 2018

Capitol Report: Government shutdown draws closer as lawmakers wrangle over border funding

The federal government is on track to partially shut down as lawmakers in Washington continued to wrangle over funding for border security late Friday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 21st, 2018