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Most read stories for the weekinclude a proposal to merge Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and an effort to reformthe Affordable Care Act's risk adjustment program.

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A groupof housing reform experts proposed merging FannieMae and Freddie Macinto a single government corporation as a way to help the government-sponsored enterprisesexit conservatorship and streamline the secondary market for mortgage loans.

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A loosecoalition of small health insurers and state regulators is stepping up efforts toreform the Affordable Care Act's risk adjustment program, warning that without changesit could force a slew of companies off of state exchanges or perhaps even out ofbusiness.

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equityanalyst Joel Jeffrey joined the investor relations team at Keefe Bruyette &Woods parent company Stifel FinancialCorp., a representative for the company told S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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The combinationof conservative investment philosophies and the low-for-long interest rate environmenthas helped render the stated range for property and casualty company investmentyields in the NAIC's Insurance Regulatory Information System, or IRIS, manual increasinglychallenging to reach.

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initiallyoffered to acquireFidelity & Guaranty Lifefor $28.00 per share but reduced the aggregate purchase price by about $70 millionto reflect the final outcome of its due diligence review, a regulatory filing revealed.