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  • US close higher for second week; GE soars on deal news

    U.S. stocks advanced Friday, capping off a second straight weekly advance for the market. Investors were encouraged by the latest corporate deal news, that General Electric would be selling its long-struggling lending business. Investors are turning...
  • Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?

    Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?
    Whenever we're out and about, people who know us from the paper, or recognize the Champion Realty ball caps we wear to work around the house, always have the same question: "How's the market?" Last weekend, we got that question from a lady at the...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.66 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.66...
  • Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66%, Freddie Mac says
    Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66%, down from last week’s 3.7% The average offering rate for 15-...
  • Fed minutes: Officials split widely on rate hike timing

    Fed officials disagreed widely when they met last month on when they would be ready to lift interest rates from record lows. Minutes of the March 17-18 meeting released Wednesday reveal that several policymakers predicted a rate hike in June, while...
  • Ben Bernanke memoir will be titled 'The Courage to Act'

    The memoir by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be called "The Courage to Act" and is coming out in October. The title and release date were announced Wednesday by publisher W.W. Norton & Co. The deal was originally reported last year, soon...
  • What does Rand Paul presidential campaign mean for nervous Fed?

    MANCHESTER, N.H. Nearly six years ago, flanked by members of the Campaign for Liberty started after his father's presidential campaign, a longshot Kentucky candidate for Senate leaned into a bullhorn and called for the Federal Reserve to be scrapped....
  • The jobs market weakens, but stock investors like that

     The jobs market weakens, but stock investors like that
    The jobs picture has been slipping along with the economy lately, but investors seem to like the weakness. On Friday, investors were shaken temporarily when the government reported that far fewer people had been hired lately than analysts had expected....
  • Why the middle class is doing even worse than you think

    Why the middle class is doing even worse than you think
    One of the great mysteries about the U.S. economy today is the discrepancy between the objective and subjective pictures we have of the middle class. The numbers say that the middle class is doing OK or even improving its lot; middle class families...
  • Asia stocks gain after Fed official signals slow rate rises

    Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Wall Street gained on a jump in crude prices and expectations the Federal Reserve will put off an interest rate hike until late in the year. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.8 percent to 3,933.49 and...
  • Weak job growth in March was probably temporary, Fed's Dudley says

    Weak job growth in March was probably temporary, Fed's Dudley says
    A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that last month's weak job growth probably was temporary, part of a first-quarter economic slowdown triggered by unusually bad winter weather in the Northeast and Midwest. William C. Dudley, president of the...