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  • Divided SEC adopts mortgage rule, decries lax lending

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators adopted a rule on Wednesday designed to avert another financial crisis, but two officials dissented, saying it did not do enough to discourage banks from lending to borrowers with shaky credit and then passing the mortgage risk to investors.
  • Housing regulator considers lower down payments

    The regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is considering policy changes that aim to make credit more readily available to potential home buyers, many of whom have been shut out of the market by the stiff lending requirements put in place in...

    'This pipeline is not a done deal'

    'This pipeline is not a done deal'
    More than 100 people, concerned about a proposed natural gas pipline that would run through Northampton County, packed a meeting to ask representatives of several environmental groups questions about their property rights, the health risks of living...

    Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

    Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to allowing consumers to buy a home with as little as a 3 percent down payment and still have the mortgages backed by the two agencies. More details are expected to be announced in coming weeks, but the move from a 5...

    U.S. to ease repurchase demands on bad mortgages

    Hoping to boost mortgage approvals for more borrowers, the federal regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac told lenders that the home financing giants would ease up on demands that banks buy back loans that go delinquent. Addressing a lending conference...