Government Regulation

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that it is once again seeking comments on recapitalizing and perhaps conducting a public offering of stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Paul Ausick
When the economy went into panic mode and the insta-recession was becoming unavoidable, many major companies and small companies alike began taking immediate action to either maintain strong...
Jon C. Ogg
Fannie Mae is about to begin a bidding process to select a financial advisor to assist in developing and implementing a plan for recapitalizing and responsibly ending its conservatorship.
Paul Ausick
Regulators could come up with a number of creative ways to break up Google. The most direct one, however, is to spin out YouTube.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Investors see this San Francisco-based ride-hailing firm as a good stock to own as the U.S. economy begins to reopen from the lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Will AB5 change that?
Paul Ausick
24/7 Wall St. has tracked one analyst report from Wall Street calling for price targets that imply well over 100% long-term upside in Fannie Mae and in Freddie Mac.
Jon C. Ogg
A new survey from the World Economic Forum highlights the global risks that pose the greatest threats to economic recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Paul Ausick
The often-asked question is whether Amazon.com should be broken into pieces. Here's why investors might want to see the Amazon Web Services (AWS) business spun out, with or without the government’s...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Facebook created a new, independent oversight board last week and issued a quarterly report on how it has been removing unacceptable content. Will that make any difference?
Paul Ausick
The U.S. Department of Transportation has allowed certain smaller airline carriers to suspend services to some cities.
Jon C. Ogg
Even beyond the woes of the 737 Max, The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and other plane-makers have seen all of their customers go from healthy to questionable in just one quarter. Boeing announced over...
Jon C. Ogg
Ten U.S. airlines have agreed to terms with the Treasury Department to accept assistance from the $25 billion fund designated to keep airline employees working through the end of September.
Paul Ausick
What was missing in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was some protection for lenders and guarantors like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac against massive demands for cash.
Paul Ausick
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit alleging that Altria Group's $12.8 billion investment in e-cigarette maker Juul violated various U.S. antitrust laws.
Paul Ausick
Everything was looking perfect for the banks at the start of 2020. Interest rates were expected to remain stable for the year, business was booming and regulators seemed to be easing up. Then the...
Jon C. Ogg