U.S. Treasury

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Treasury to Begin Selling Off Mortgage Securities

The department will sell up to $10 billion of its portfolio each month. Read more

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Plan to Wind Down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Unveiled

The Obama Administration has put forward three possible plans for the replacement of the GSEs. Read more

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Mortgage Rates Likely to Remain Low Despite End of Treasury’s MBS Purchase Program

Government sought to lower rates by buying mortgage-backed securities. Read more

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U.S. Treasury Sweetens Deal For Short Sales

Details about incentives to servicers and troubled homeowners to accept short sales are expected soon. Read more

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Obama Attempts to End the Foreclosure Cycle

Plan would allow ‘responsible homeowners’ to refinance underwater home loans and offer support and incentives to homeowners, lenders, and servicers to keep people in their homes. Read more

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Latest Bailout Plan Will Include Foreclosure Relief

Treasury Secretary emphasizes “financial stability” and “responsibility” for programs that could exceed $2.5 trillion in additional public and private spending. Read more

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Builders Wonder Whether Government Will Buy Troubled Construction Loans

Treasury has authority to do so, thanks to $700 billion bailout. Read more

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Government Officials Use GSE Takeover to Bolster Divergent Agendas

Politicians and policymakers put the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in larger, and sometimes different, contexts. Read more

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Government Bolsters Freddie, Fannie

Treasury, Federal Reserve tell investors they will stand behind GSEs. Read more

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