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Fannie, Freddie Regulator Holds Firm Against Mortgage Write-Downs

A federal regulator is blocking the government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reducing the principal that homeowners owe on their mortgages in order to avoid foreclosures.

Microsoft Gives Hotmail A Facelift, Says It Will Transition It To Outlook

If users are wedded to the @hotmail address, they will not be forced to shift.

Online Poker Companies Strike Deal With Justice, Will Reimburse U.S. Customers

Many players were left hanging when the FBI shutdown three online poker sites last year. Now, a deal means they'll get their money back.

Did Twitter Go Too Far? It Suspended Critic Of NBC's Olympics Coverage

Guy Adams of The Independent was among many contributing to the #NBCFail trending topic. Twitter suspended his account after he posted an NBC executive's email address. Adams says he didn't post private information, just something that was already public.

Senate Panel Gives For-Profit Colleges An 'F'

Renee Montagne talks with Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa about what can be done to regulate for-profit colleges' alleged abusive recruitment policies and high dropout rates. Harkin heads the committee that conducted a two-year investigation into the colleges — and issued a scathing report Monday.

Olympics TV Delay Criticized, But Ratings Are Up

There has been much grousing on social media about NBC tape-delaying marquee Olympic events until its prime-time broadcast. Twitter users say it's a "stone-age" model, but NBC says it needs to protect its $1.8 billion investment. So far, ratings are up.

Critic Of Olympics Telecast Says Twitter Blocked Him

Guy Adams, a reporter at the British daily The Independent, says his Twitter account was shut down after he urged followers to contact an NBC executive with their gripes about the delayed broadcast. He included the name of the network's Olympics president and his e-mail address. NBC filed a complaint with Twitter, arguing the tweet violated the service's privacy rules because it included personal information.

Profits Slide For UBS, Deutsche Bank

Swiss bank UBS reported a 58 percent decline in profit for its second quarter. Some of the losses are tied to Europe's debt crisis, as well as the botched Facebook IPO. Also Tuesday, Germany's Deutsche Bank said its second-quarter earnings slid 63 percent.