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Fannie Mae will pay the Treasury Department $7.2 billion after posting an eighth straight quarterly profit, pushing total dividend payments above the $116.1 billion of aid it received after the financial crisis.That brought earnings for 2013 to $84 billion, the highest ever for the 80-year-old firm.After its latest dividend payment, Fannie Mae will have sent the Treasury a total of $121.1 billion.The payments to Treasury, which include all of the company's quarterly profits, count as a return on the U.S. investment and not as a repayment of the taxpayer aid.
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