President Barack Obama, taking his message on the economy to Phoenix, will call for a greater role for private capital in the nation's mortgage markets, ultimately replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie ... more 
President Barack Obama, taking his message on the economy to Phoenix, will call for a greater role for private capital in the nation's mortgage markets, ultimately replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Rising tax receipts are shrinking the federal deficit, and that will shape the budget debate when Congress returns from vacation next month. The big question for lawmakers: Should they renew, end or modify the tens of billions of dollars in "sequester" cuts in government spending that took effect earlier this year? Former President George W. Bush successfully underwent a heart procedure in Dallas after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery during his annual physical. less 
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