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  • Fannie, Freddie shares slump after investor lawsuits dismissed

    (Reuters) - Shares of government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plummeted on Wednesday, the day after a judge upheld the U.S. Treasury's right to seize the mortgage finance companies' profits. Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for...
  • If short you must, look for fraud

    (Reuters) - (James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own) If you want to cash in as a short-seller, better to do some forensic accounting rather than looking for silly valuations. Short selling, the tactic of selling a borrowed...
  • Pimco Total Return posts weakest month of year in September: Morningstar

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, posted its weakest monthly return of the year in September, dropping 0.9 percent in the final month with co-founder Bill Gross at the helm, preliminary Morningstar data...
  • West-to-east cash transfer shapes Europe's climate goal tussle

    LONDON (Reuters) - Western European nations are preparing to divert tens of billions of euros in revenue to help cut greenhouse gas emissions in eastern Europe to ensure the bloc sets the world's toughest targets for tackling climate change. The 28...
  • Vanguard blocks 'hot money' into bond funds amid Pimco outflows

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group's global bond chief said Wednesday the company has tightened controls at some of its long-term bond funds to screen out "hot money" amid heavy cash outflows from rival Pacific Investment Management Co. Such controls,...
  • The reverse Robin Hood [Commentary]

    The reverse Robin Hood [Commentary]
    The Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank, was established by Congress to regulate the money supply — that is, the value of the dollar, credit and interest rates. And for years now, it has undertaken extraordinary and unprecedented actions to...
  • Opponent of Bank of America $8.5 billion mortgage deal drops out

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A key opponent of Bank of America Corp's proposed $8.5 billion settlement with investors in mortgage-backed securities has dropped its objections, marking another step forward for the deal to receive final court approval....
  • Participants in Detroit pension borrowing knew debt sale was 'iffy': city lawyer

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's controversial sale of $1.4 billion of pension debt, which has become one of the biggest disputes in the city's historic bankruptcy case, involved risks known to all the parties in the transaction, an attorney for the city...
  • Stern Advice: Should you tap your 401(k)to buy a house?

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It makes sense, given the gains workers have seen in their retirement plans and in home prices in recent years, that they would consider tapping their 401(k) accounts to buy homes. And that is exactly what a growing number of...
  • New Polish PM signals cautious approach on euro accession

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Wednesday she would largely stick to the policies of her predecessor Donald Tusk, including a cautious approach to the question of when eastern Europe's biggest economy will join the euro....
  • It's time to prioritize intervention programs for at-risk youth [Commentary]

    It's time to prioritize intervention programs for at-risk youth [Commentary]
    The number of young people arrested and brought to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is down drastically over the past 10 years. Fewer juveniles are being placed in secure detention facilities, and plans for construction of a new juvenile...