Mortgage 'reform' still leaves taxpayers footing bill - The Atlantic

Business | interns

Despite a bailout and ‘reforms’, lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are still very vulnerable

A White House August surprise?

Opinion | Chet Nagle

A rumor has gone viral. From journalists to bankers, brokers, and bloggers, the buzz is that the White House is about to spring an August surprise

Mortgage rates are free falling - Bloomberg

Business | interns

U.S. mortgage rates fell to a record low, reducing borrowing costs for homebuyers

Goldman Sachs and their kin

op-ed | Warren Coats

Identifying the points that are particularly important for the broader issue of regulatory reform to deal with the weaknesses that produced the housing price bubble, its collapse, and the near collapse of the over-leveraged financial sector that finance the bubble

Fannie and Freddie are at it again

Opinion | Richard Olivastro

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are dating again. And word has it they’re seeing way too much of each other.

Fixed-rate mortgages dip

Business | AJ

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped below 5% again this week, marking the third week in 2010 that it has been lower than that level, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of conforming mortgage rates

Fed's record profits likely won't last

Business | Aleksandra Kulczuga

The net income the Federal Reserve Bank reported on Tuesday — $52 billion, the highest in all the Fed’s 96 years — is likely to plateau, or even evaporate, next year. The record profits mostly result from interest payments on bonds it purchased as part of a 2009 purchase program scheduled to end on March 31