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Fannie-Freddie Soar on FHFA Chief’s Conservatorship Comment (Let Our GSEs Go!)

Joseph Otting is the acting director of FHFA while Mark Calabria is Trump’s nominee to be the new FHFA director and Fannie Mae – Freddie Mac regulator. (Bloomberg) — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares soared Friday amid fresh reports that the Trump Administration is working on proposal that would recommend freeing the mortgage-finance giants from … Continue reading Fannie-Freddie Soar on FHFA Chief’s Conservatorship Comment (Let Our GSEs Go!)

What If They Shutdown The US Federal Government … And No One Noticed

Even amid a partial federal government shutdown, filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week. Jobless claims declined by 3,000 to 213,000 in the week ended Jan. 12, a five-week low, according to a Labor Department report Thursday. Details on claims by federal employees are reported with a lag, and analysts caution that it may take … Continue reading What If They Shutdown The US Federal Government … And No One Noticed (Jobless Claims Fall By 3,000 Amid Partial Shutdown)