WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae, the government sponsored enterprise that buys more home loans than any other entity, defied the markets by posting a quarterly loss May 5 of $2.2 billion. The Fannie Mae tempered the bad news with some good: It pledged to raise an additional $6 billion from investors to buy more mortgages from credit unions, banks and other lenders.

Coming off an announcement from the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Fannie Mae’s regulator, that it had lifted restrictions placed on Fannie Mae after an accounting scandal two years ago, the news bolstered confidence in Fannie, and the its stock price climbed.

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