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Take a Load Off Fannie (Mae)

Posted by: Ben Steverman on September 03, 2008

On July 14, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson sought authority to pump unlimited amounts of capital into Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) in an emergency. Since then, Fannie Mae’s stock has dropped 23%. Oh well. Gory details below.



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