Many experts say reducing mortgage principal can help troubled homeowners stay in their homes. But two of the nation's largest mortgage holders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have not signed on to the idea. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Fannie, Freddie Won't Write Down Mortgage Principal

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Bernanke: Economic Growth Will Be Slow

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Op-Ed: Gas Prices Are Not A Political Issue

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is testifying before a House committee Wednesday about what the Federal Reserve has done to help the economy. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Record Low Interest Rates Raise Inflation Concerns

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Obama Reminds Critics Auto Industry Bailout Worked

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EU Hopes To Build Financial 'Firewall'

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The Hidden Faces Of Modern-Day Slavery

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Where Does The Economic Recovery Stand?

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Dan Grohs (left) with real estate agent Pat Paulson in front of a foreclosed Minneapolis home. Grohs hopes to buy the house with cash. Annie Baxter/NPR hide caption

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Cash Buyers Squeezing Out Traditional Home Seekers

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Affirmative Action: Is It Still Necessary?

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Gas Prices Put The Brakes On Economic Recovery?

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Auto Bailout Is Hot-Button Issue In Michigan

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World Bank Cautions China About Looming Crisis

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