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Thanks to Fannie, Freddie, the federal budget deficit looks less frightening

With the Federal government just having added $5.2 trillion in Fannie/Freddie liabilities of which about $600 billion will likely default, the Federal Reserve having now polluted its balance sheet by some $700 billion worth of toxic mortgage bonds with a 41.6% default rate ($291 billion in likely defaults), an $85 billion bailout for AIG, and, now, the Administration asking for some $700 billion more to bail out.

Initial jobless claims rise by 12K to 293K However, continuing claims remain elevated, down just -12k to 3715k, which is consistent for a six figure nfp print. initial estimates h ave a figure south of -250k. Analysts are also forecasting a +0.Did the NSA spy on Middle East banks using the SWIFT network? The SWIFT network does not actually transfer funds, but instead it sends payment orders between institutions’ accounts, using SWIFT codes. SWIFT Code also known as Bank Identifier Code (BIC), are used by the SWIFT Network for those transaction and look like XXXXYYZZ (e.g. BARCGB22 for Barclays Bank in Great Britain).

The Congressional budget office reported that the budget deficit is falling rapidly from its trillion-dollar-plus Rocky Mountain highs during President Obama’s first term. I estimate that the deficit will likely be $400 billion or lower this fiscal year, and that is a near $1 trillion improvement over four years.

The Fannie And Freddie Bailout, In 10 Easy Links. At home, Fannie and Freddie’s problems look like blocks of foreclosed homes in new developments.. but they’re backed up by the federal.

The Federal Reserve is buying $85 billion a month of Treasuries. The budget deficit is shrinking very fast thanks to a combination of a stronger economy, budget cuts, and Fannie Mae and Freddie.

At a minimum, it would sound a lot better than any of the current offers on the table: stimulus from the liberals, austerity from the conservatives, and the president’s less-than. energy savings:.

Senate Budget Vote Unlikely to Derail Tax Bill. The senate budget committee meets at 2:30 today to vote on a measure that would merge a tax bill with legislation supported by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

When the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) laid out its forward looking projections about the US economy over the next decade (2019-2029) it attracted little press. In studying the report, we take note of this statement, "Debt. Because of persistently large deficits, federal debt held by the public is projected to grow steadily, reaching 93 percent [.]

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Fannie and Freddie aren’t just "pigs" but giant budget "hogs" that will scarf every spare dollar in sight. And, can anyone tell me how we are going to reduce our deficit when the debt ceiling was just raised .9 trillion to $14.3 trillion?

MBA: Mortgage applications fall 2.6% Mortgage. applications increased to a record high, led by a rise in the average size of conventional loans. This suggests that move-up and higher-end buyers have so far become a greater share of.

In September 2008, as the global financial crisis intensified, the government placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under federal conservatorship because of their risk of insolvency in the face of the large losses that they were projected to incur on their outstanding mortgage guarantees and investments.