Statement on Revised PMI Eligibility Standards by Freddie Mac's Dave Lowman Apr 17, 2015 04:18PM

The following statement was released today by Dave Lowman, executive vice president of single family business at Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC):

"Freddie Mac continually explores ways to broaden access to mortgage credit while reducing risk to taxpayers and building towards a sound and stable housing finance system for future borrowers. Private mortgage insurance is an important component of the housing finance system, one that helps to make homeownership possible for those... (continue reading...)

UPDATE: Stocks Hit Session Lows Apr 17, 2015 02:11PM (Updated - April 17, 2015 2:11 PM EDT)

Equities weaken Friday afternoon with major indexes hitting session lows, while VIX spiked. Today's slump was tied to Greek jitters, technical glitches on Bloomberg terminals overnight, China's new short selling rules, and lackluster US earnings.

Rumors mid-afternoon that suggested the DOJ was leaning against a Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) merger did little to lift investors' spirits, and markets pushed lower.

Disney (DIS) Releases Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Apr 16, 2015 03:00PM

Disney (NYSE: DIS) released a 2 minute teaser for its upcoming movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Japan surpasses China as top foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries Apr 15, 2015 04:00PM

Japan surpasses China as top foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries.

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder Apr 15, 2015 10:25AM

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder

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