Trump administration

Facebook's crypto plans are 'a national security issue,' Mnuchin says

07/15/19

The Treasury secretary said the U.S. government has significant concerns about digital currencies, including their potential as tools for money launderers.

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Trump team wary of Fannie-Freddie fix before 2020 election

07/12/19

The Trump administration is growing wary of taking bold steps toward freeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from federal control before the 2020 election, said people familiar with the matter, in part because of the political risk of potentially upending the U.S. mortgage market.

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Trump warns on Libra; Lenders retreat on farm loans

07/12/19

President says Facebook could face “full banking regulation”; big banks’ farm loan portfolios have shrunk more than 17% since 2015

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Trump says Deutsche Bank, now 'maligned,' wanted his business

07/11/19

President Trump defended troubled Deutsche Bank on Thursday and said the German financial institution wanted his business, which is now the subject of investigations by congressional Democrats.

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What to expect when you're expecting a report on GSE reform

07/09/19

Treasury and HUD are close to unveiling administrative and legislative options for ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Will their findings be heavy on detail or leave a lot unanswered?

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Kudlow says Powell's job is safe, no effort to remove him

07/09/19

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s job is safe for now, according to Larry Kudlow, top economic adviser to President Donald Trump.

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Trump tweets Fed nominee names; Deutsche in selling mode

07/03/19

The president says he’ll nominate Judy Shelton, Christopher Waller for Fed; the bank reportedly in talks to sell parts of its “once prized” equities business.

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Senators: Decision to halt FHA lending to DACA recipients is unacceptable

06/26/19

A group of Senate Democrats have called on HUD Secretary Ben Carson to reverse his agency’s opinion that borrowers in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are ineligible for FHA loans.

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Trump forms White House council to ease barriers to affordable housing

06/25/19

The president signed an executive order Tuesday establishing a White House council dedicated to examining regulatory barriers to affordable housing.

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Trump believes he has the authority to replace Powell at Fed

06/20/19

President Trump has told confidants as recently as Wednesday that he believes he has the authority to replace Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, according to people familiar with the matter.

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