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U.S. Weighs Takeover of Two Mortgage Giants

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posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 09:35 AM
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U.S. Weighs Takeover of Two Mortgage Giants


www.nytimes.com

Alarmed by the growing financial stress at the nation’s two largest mortgage finance companies, senior Bush administration officials are considering a plan to have the government take over one or both of the companies and place them in a conservatorship if their problems worsen, people briefed about the plan said on Thursday.

The companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have been hit hard by the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
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posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 09:35 AM
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When I first read the title I thought this might be a good thing. As I read on I am not so sure. The assets are held by over seas banks and investors, which could top 12 trillion. If there is a government take over dissolving the banks is not to intent. It would be for the tax payers to bail them out.

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