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Trump administration rushes to auction off rights to oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A GOP-controlled Congress in 2017 authorized drilling in the refuge, a vast wilderness that is home to tens of thousands of migrating caribou and waterfowl, along with polar bears and Arctic foxes.

”Receiving input from industry on which tracts to make available for leasing is vital in conducting a successful lease sale,” said Chad Badgett, the Bureau of Land Management’s Alaska state director, in a statement. ”This call for nominations brings us one step closer

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How Biden and Trump differ on housing-finance reform

For more than a decade, housing-finance giants Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) have remained in conservatorship after being bailed out amid the Great Recession.



Joe Biden, Donald Trump are posing for a picture: Vice President Joe Biden would likely abandon the Trump administration’s approach to housing-finance reform if elected, experts say.


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Vice President Joe Biden would likely abandon the Trump administration’s approach to housing-finance reform if elected, experts say.

Fannie and Freddie’s shareholders have been kept in limbo throughout those years — they’ve watched as the enterprises’ profits were swept to the Treasury Department

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Biden V. Trump On Housing Finance Policy

With topics like the Supreme Court and COVID-19 dominating the election news cycle, the future of housing finance reform has received relatively little attention outside of the industry. Given its economic importance, though, that situation is likely to change soon.

While there are few details from the Biden camp, the Trump administration has been working to build private capital at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, aiming to end

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Supreme Court sets oral arguments in Trump finance documents case for May 12

The cases were originally set to be heard in late March and early April but were postponed due to health concerns related to the coronavirus. Earlier in the week, the justices announced that instead of holding oral arguments for cases in their august courtroom they would participate remotely by phone and allow the public to listen in real time. The justices have never allowed the release of live audio of their proceedings.

The court has … Read More