Stock futures rose Wednesday as investors shrugged off a U.S. report that showed the economy grew at a slower pace than was initially thought during the first quarter. A bipartisan group of senators ... more 
Stock futures rose Wednesday as investors shrugged off a U.S. report that showed the economy grew at a slower pace than was initially thought during the first quarter. A bipartisan group of senators proposed an overhaul to the housing finance system that would gradually eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored mortgage guarantee giants, and shift more mortgage and credit risk to the private sector. Eight lawmakers from the Senate Banking Committee ? four Democrats and four Republicans ? said their legislation would protect taxpayers from bearing the costs of housing market downturns, as occurred in the 2008 financial crisis when Fannie and Freddie were nationalized and bailed out with $187 billion in taxpayer-funded loans. Is Miley Cyrus a stoner?It's long been rumored the erstwhile Hannah Montana star likes lighting up but swinging by Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night to promote her big hit, "We Can't Stop," Miley gave a revealing answer on the subject. When asked by Jimmy Kimmel what she's been doing hanging out with Snoop Lion, she said the two artists shared a passion for pot?that is, if you take her at her word. less 
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