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  • Trump agenda won't move economy this year

    Mar 24, 2017  17:25 ET
    The failure of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday to pass a health care bill to replace Obamacare underscored the difficulty of getting legislation passed in Washington. Doug Duncan, chief economist at Fannie Mae, spoke with Scotsman Guide News about why he doesn't believe federal policy changes will affect the economy's growth much this year. >>

      1. Groups renew pitch for GSE buffers

        Two small-lender trade groups and a half dozen other special-interest groups have once again urged the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to allow the government-sponsored enterprises to rebuild their capital buf... >>

      2. New-home sales jump up in February

        Sales of new homes hit a seven-month high in February. New-home sales were estimated at an annual pace 592,000, 6.1 percent above the January rate and 12.8 percent higher than February 2016, the U.S. Census... >>

      1. Staples, RadioShack add to retail-closing wave

        Staples, RadioShack and two other major chains announced hundreds of store closings this month, continuing the bleeding at regional malls and exposing still more loans that underpin commercial mortgage-backed securities ... >>

      2. DOJ lines up against CFPB

        The U.S. Department of Justice has changed sides and now partially supports the mortgage lender PHH Corp. in a closely watched case that is challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (C... >>

    1. More Headlines

      Trump agenda won't move economy this year
      The failure of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday to pass a health care bill to replac... >>


      Mortgage rates plunge
      Key mortgage rates fell steeply in the week after rising solidly over the two preceding weeks, Freddie Mac re... >>


      Tax-credit bills to benefit affordable housing
      President Donald Trump’s pledge to overhaul the federal tax code has worried low-income housing advocates, but... >>


      Home prices cool off in January
      Prices of U.S. homes bought with conventional loans were flat in January, but remain significantly higher tha... >>

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    2. Q&A

      Foreclosure crisis likely won't repeat itself

      CoreLogic recently did a retrospective study of the foreclosure crisis to mark the 10-year anniversary of the start of the last downturn in the housing market. CoreLogic ... >>

      Gen Xers have come back to the housing market

      The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the results of its annual Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Survey, which looks at buying and selling... >>

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