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  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac may be too profitable to shut down

    WASHINGTON — Federal officials swooped in to rescue mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008 with the largest of all the financial crisis bailouts — a combined $187.5 billion — because they were considered too big to fail.
  • Which way from sub-prime?

    Over the last two decades, major financial disruptions have taken place roughly every three years -- the 1987 stock market crash, the savings and loan collapse and credit crunch of the early 1990s, the 1994 Mexican peso devaluation, the Asian financial...

    Fannie and Freddie, old and new

    It's been nearly 60 years since Fannie Mae -- the Federal National Mortgage Assn. -- was formed to expand home ownership. Many observers of today's sub-prime mortgage debacle are arguing for Congress to let Fannie Mae and its twin, Freddie Mac (the...