With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.
The data dive is rich, with several major economic reports and quarterly earnings results from companies such as Facebook, Garmin, AMC Entertainment and YRC Worldwide. Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting Tuesday.
Many employees have seen their companies face the possibility of layoffs over the past several years, and for those whose jobs are eliminated, the parting offer of severance pay may help ease the transition.
If you’re planning on throwing a party or hosting a holiday gathering at your house, don’t let the stress of not knowing what to cook get you down and out. Plan ahead and pick out those recipes now that work within your budget.
After thousands of complaints filed in recent years, suits brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau led to the temporary closure of two payday loan networks. Defense attorneys plan to contest the government’s allegations.
Two phone companies — TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. — unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies.
The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition.
Two health care-related initiatives on the November ballot have generated more than $100 million in spending, with insurers and doctors leading the fight to defeat both, according to campaign finance reports filed late Thursday.
The federal government and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law, federal investigators said Thursday.