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HUD Secretary Makes Case for Mortgage Write-Downs

The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have a ?legal responsibility? to approve loan modifications for certain homeowners now that the U.S. Treasury has offered to share in the cost of mortgage write-downs.
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