Fannie Mae, which is still trying to get its financial books in order, says it earned $6.35 billion in 2005, a 28% increase from the profits recorded in the prior year.The congressionally chartered mortgage giant said it expects to release results for 2006 later this year. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission May 2, Fannie revealed that its strongest profit growth came in the capital markets area, where it had net income of $2.99 billion, up 42% from that of 2004. Its two other main business segments -- the single-family credit business, and housing and community development -- earned $2.88 billion (up 15%), and $462 million (up 37%), respectively. Fannie Mae can be found on the Web at http://www.fanniemae.com.

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