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  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to pay U.S. $10.2 billion more in dividends

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to pay U.S. $10.2 billion more in dividends
    Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will pay the federal government $10.2 billion more in dividends for their 2008 rescue after both firms reported first-quarter profits Thursday. With the payments, the companies will have sent $213.1...
  • Neel Kashkari's stint running TARP inspired admiration, criticism

    Neel Kashkari's stint running TARP inspired admiration, criticism
    In 2008, when Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson needed someone to run the controversial bailout of the nation's banks, he turned to a trusted and unflappable aide who had followed him from Goldman Sachs to Washington — Neel Kashkari. "We had...
  • As memoir is released, Geithner defends his new private-equity job

    As memoir is released, Geithner defends his new private-equity job
    As Timothy F. Geithner began making the publicity rounds on Monday to push his newly released memoir, the former Treasury secretary defended his decision to join a top private-equity firm after leaving office last year. Critics have charged that...
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac won't reduce loan limits, regulator says

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac won't reduce loan limits, regulator says
    The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Tuesday he would not force the mortgage finance giants to reduce the limits on loans they guarantee, because of concern about the slowing housing market. Mel Watt, who took over as director of the...
  • Chris Christie, dogged by bridge closure, booed at Super Bowl event

    Chris Christie, dogged by bridge closure, booed at Super Bowl event
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was greeted with audible boos and a few loud cheers during a Super Bowl-related appearance in New York City on Saturday, a day after a former appointee said the popular Republican knew about politically motivated lane...
  • California leaders propose drought relief funding plan

    California leaders propose drought relief funding plan
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders unveiled a proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin because of the state's prolonged dry spell. The proposal...
  • Kashkari, challenging Brown, seeks silver lining in TARP program

     Kashkari, challenging Brown, seeks silver lining in TARP program
    A Republican who wants to be California's governor is staking his bid on having run the $700-billion federal bank bailout — even as GOP candidates across the nation distance themselves from the highly unpopular program. As he courts voters, former...
  • Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction

    Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction
    WASHINGTON — Russia's military action in Crimea has strengthened support for economic aid to beleaguered Ukraine, yet the multibillion-dollar package under discussion in world capitals still must navigate a treacherous course. With Russian...
  • Robert B. Reich: The 'you're paid what you're worth' myth

    It's often assumed that people are paid what they're worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren't worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they'd earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more...
  • Senate confirms Rep. Mel Watt as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator

    Senate confirms Rep. Mel Watt as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 57-41 on Tuesday to confirm Rep. Mel Watt to head the agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ending a long battle by President Obama to install a regulator open to more aggressive action to help struggling homeowners....
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac delaying billions in write-offs: watchdog

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac delaying billions in write-offs: watchdog
    WASHINGTON -- Resurgent bailout recipients Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been avoiding billions of dollars in potential long-term losses by delaying the use of new accounting measures that would require them to write off more delinquent mortgages, a...