The Rise And Fall Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Bailing out the failed mortgage giants has cost taxpayers more than $130 billion. More than two years later, it's still unclear what comes next.
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The Rise And Fall Of Fannie And Freddie

The failed mortgage giants have cost taxpayers more than $130 billion. What's next?

Fannie, Freddie Execs Get Big Bucks Despite Downturn

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What's Next: Life After Fannie And Freddie

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Bailout Of Fannie And Freddie

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'Kill Them, Bury Them': The Rise Of Fannie And Freddie

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