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Regulators relax capital requirements for Fannie, Freddie

Move gives GSEs leeway to buy up additional $200 billion in loans
Published on Mar 19, 2008

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Federal regulators say they're giving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac additional leeway to buy up to $200 billion in mortgages and mortgage-backed securities by relaxing stringent capital requirements put in place in 2004 in the wake of management and accounting scandals.

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