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Plans to wind down Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac brew in Congress

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After five years in government hands, the mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are facing major changes in Congress. Lawmakers in both the Senate and House want to wind down the two government-sponsored enterprises that failed in fall 2008, almost dragging the economy down with them before being bailed out with almost $200 billion in taxpayer funds. Any attempted changes to their...