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Waters Asks How Financial Industry Is Softening Shutdown Impact

Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, called on the heads of financial services industry trade associations and credit reporting agencies to describe how they are working to help consumers affected by the shutdown. Here’s more on the letter she wrote.

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Michael R. Bright Nominated to Head Ginnie Mae

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it was nominating Michael R. Bright as President of the Government National Mortgage Association, otherwise known as Ginnie Mae. If confirmed, Bright would be the agency’s first permanent head since Ted Tozer stepped ...

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Housing Industry Experts Weigh in on Import Tariffs

Ginnie Mae MBS

On Thursday afternoon, President Trump instituted import tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Calling the tariffs a push back against foreign competitors’ “assault on our country,” President Trump signed off on a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 ...

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Could Housing Construction Momentum Take a Hit?

Each monthly LegalShield Law Index tracks factors such as housing starts, foreclosure starts, and consumer confidence, compiling indices based on LegalShield’s proprietary data culled from their client base. The Law Index is divided up into sub-indices that track different sectors ...

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How Could Import Tariffs Affect Housing?

President Trump caught many by surprise last week by announcing planned tariffs on steel and aluminum, jostling the markets and prompting analysts to weigh in on the prospects of a trade war. But how would the proposed tariffs affect the ...

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