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Representative Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina and U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), during a Senate Banking Committee nominations hearing in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2013.

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Representative Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina and U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), during a Senate Banking Committee nominations hearing in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2013.

Watt’s Housing Fate Rests with Obama: Republican Burr Says

The fate of any renewed effort to confirm North Carolina Democratic House member Mel Watt to lead the federal agency that oversees Fannie May and Freddie Mac rests with the White House, Watt’s home-state Republican senator says. “That’s up to...

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A commencement at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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A commencement at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 81

That’s how many senators voted yesterday for a compromise student loans bill. The revised bill incorporates a bipartisan amendment by West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr to peg annual student loan rates to...

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