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  • Mississippi Republican seeks 7th Senate term, courts GOP battle

    Mississippi Republican seeks 7th Senate term, courts GOP battle
    WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate’s longest-serving Republicans said Friday that he would seek reelection in 2014, setting up another intraparty test between the party’s old guard and tea party forces. Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s...
  • Senate confirms D.C. Circuit nominee, first under new Senate rules

    Senate confirms D.C. Circuit nominee, first under new Senate rules
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 56-38 Tuesday to seat Patricia Millett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the first confirmation under new Senate filibuster rules and one that gives the influential panel a majority of...
  • 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....
  • Mortgage refinancing projected to plunge in 2014 as rates rise

    Mortgage refinancing projected to plunge in 2014 as rates rise
    Is this the end of bargain mortgage rates? Home lending will fall by a third next year as interest rates rise, a mortgage industry group says in a new forecast. The Mortgage Bankers Assn. said Tuesday that it expects to see $1.19 trillion in new...
  • The JPMorgan exception

    The JPMorgan exception
    JPMorgan Chase is trying to reach a multibillion-dollar deal with the federal government to settle allegations of securities fraud — based largely on claims against two failing banks it rescued during the crisis at Washington's behest. The...
  • JPMorgan settles with regulator of Fannie, Freddie

    JPMorgan settles with regulator of Fannie, Freddie
    NEW YORK — The widely expected $13-billion settlement between JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the federal government started to take shape with details in a key deal unveiled Friday. The New York bank agreed to pay $5.1 billion to the regulator...
  • Mortgage rates ease slightly, Freddie Mac says; 30-year at 4.1%

    Mortgage rates ease slightly, Freddie Mac says; 30-year at 4.1%
    Mortgage rates slipped lower this week, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering the 30-year fixed-rate home loan at an average 4.1%, compared with 4.13% last week. The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.2%, down from last week’s...
  • Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator

    Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to be the regulator for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed a key procedural vote Thursday because of strong Republican opposition. President Obama nominated Watt, a veteran Democrat...
  • Senate Republicans block nominee for housing agency

    Senate Republicans block nominee for housing agency
    WASHINGTON — In blocking the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head a top housing agency, Senate Republicans showed they preferred to keep oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the hands of a career bureaucrat who opposes providing more aggressive...
  • Fannie, Freddie may cut loan limits, pushing borrowers to jumbos

    Fannie, Freddie may cut loan limits, pushing borrowers to jumbos
    WASHINGTON — Should you be concerned that the maximum loan amount you'll be able to obtain through the biggest players in the mortgage industry — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — might be cut sometime next spring? Maybe you should. That'...
  • Senate Republicans block Obama nominees

    Senate Republicans block Obama nominees
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...