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The $885-million UBS AG settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency is a big win for Edward DeMarco. As head of the U.S. agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, he has become one of the most reviled regulators inside the beltway. The legal victory should earn him some well-deserved respect.

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