Many questions remain about what to do with Fannie and Freddie

07/22/2010 | Economist (free content), The

The financial-regulatory overhaul signed into law this week by President Barack Obama fails to address mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which remain critical to the economy, according to The Economist. The troubled quasi-government companies were placed into conservatorship in 2008, and a range of questions surrounds their future. Probably the most important question, however, is whether the mortgage market would survive without government support, The Economist notes.

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