Articles From: Fannie, Freddie's regulator won't cut loan limits to UPDATE: U.K. stocks lead Europe higher on quiet May Day


2014/5/13
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't be directed to lower the limits for mortgages that they back, the head of their federal regulator said Tuesday.
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2014/5/13
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't be directed to lower the limits for home loans that they back, the head of their federal regulator said Tuesday in a move aimed to avoid derailing the housing market's recovery.
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2014/5/22
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- She chose her words carefully, but in her own way Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen recently rang an alarm about the housing market.
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2014/5/16
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch Low mortgage rates have cut the cost of borrowing, driving down the interest that Americans pay on home loans to the slowest pace in almost 14 years.
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2014/5/23
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- She chose her words carefully, but in her own way Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen recently rang an alarm about the housing market.
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2014/5/22
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- She chose her words carefully, but in her own way Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen recently rang an alarm about the housing market.
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2014/5/15
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Home builders are the most pessimistic they've been in a year, with makers of new single-family homes reporting fewer sales.
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2014/5/19
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch Low mortgage rates have cut the cost of borrowing, driving down the interest that Americans pay on home loans to the slowest pace in almost 14 years.
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By Ryan Knutson Big communications companies are again starting to pair up, putting pressure on the ones that don't have a partner.
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2014/7/15
By Saabira Chaudhuri Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said second-quarter net income rose 5.5% on strength of its investment banking and investing and lending arms.
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2014/5/13
By Saabira Chaudhuri Morgan Stanley shareholders approved the investment bank's 2013 executive compensation plan by a wide margin in a meeting that ended without a single question from the audience.
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2014/5/9
By Sam Schechner PARIS --
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2014/5/2
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Friday, as investors traded with caution ahead of the closely watched nonfarm-payrolls and unemployment data.
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2014/5/2
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Friday, as investors traded with caution ahead of the closely watched nonfarm-payrolls and unemployment data.
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2014/5/2
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Friday, as investors traded with caution ahead of the closely watched nonfarm-payrolls and unemployment data.
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2014/5/2
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures rose and pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday after a sharp rise in job gains surprised investors.
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2014/4/29
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to an upbeat open on Wall Street on Tuesday, as the earnings season continued at full speed with updates to come from Sprint, Twitter and Merck, among others.
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2014/5/1
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed higher on Thursday, as investors waited for earnings from prominent companies such as Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips.
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2014/5/1
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The U.K.'s FTSE 100 index advanced on Thursday after solid manufacturing and housing data, while well-received earnings reports from Lloyds Banking Group and BSkyB also helped spur an upbeat trading mood.
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2014/5/12
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Monday, as investors largely ignored jitters in Ukraine and instead took inspiration from upbeat trading days in Europe and Asia and continued merger activity.
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2014/4/28
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a strong open on Wall Street on Monday, with a report on pending home sales as well as earnings from Charter Communications and Franklin Resources in focus.
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2014/5/1
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- With most markets closed for May Day, Europe's benchmark stock index inched higher Thursday, supported by well-received earnings reports from U.K. majors Lloyds Banking Group and BSkyB.
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2014/5/8
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets climbed on Thursday, tracking an upbeat session in Asia where better-than-expected trade data from China lifted the mood.
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2014/5/1
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The U.K.'s FTSE 100 index advanced on Thursday after solid manufacturing and housing data, while well-received earnings reports from Lloyds Banking Group and BSkyB also helped an upbeat trading mood.
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2014/5/12
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Monday, as investors largely ignored jitters in Ukraine and instead took inspiration from upbeat trading days in Europe and Asia and continued merger activity.
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2014/5/8
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch)--European stock markets staged broad-based gains on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the Governing Council was "comfortable" with easing at the next policy meeting.
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2014/5/8
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets turned higher in afternoon action on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi opened the door for more easing at the next policy meeting.
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2014/4/28
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Rebounding from sharp losses on Friday, U.S. stock futures pointed to a strong open on Wall Street on Monday, ahead of pending-home-sales figures, and earnings from Charter Communications and Franklin Resources.
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2014/5/8
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets trimmed gains on Thursday after the European Central Bank kept interest rates on hold, as widely expected.
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2014/5/1
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- With most markets closed for May Day, Europe's benchmark stock index inched higher Thursday, supported by well-received earnings reports from U.K. majors Lloyds Banking Group and BSkyB.
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