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Investors fear bailout of Fannie, Freddie

Regulators say companies are adequately capitalized
Published on Jul 10, 2008

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Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hit 17-year lows today as investors’ fears about the companies’ ability to raise additional capital fueled speculation of the possibility of a government bailout. The government-chartered companies — which purchase mortgages and securitize ...