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  • New online calculator makes fees in mortgage offers transparent

    New online calculator makes fees in mortgage offers transparent
    When you need a mortgage — whether to buy a house or refinance — what do you do? More than likely you jump online and check out competing quotes on sites that let you compare multiple offers, including interest rates, annual percentage rates...
  • Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised

    Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised
    Stocks closed mostly higher on a quiet Monday following two reports that showed the manufacturing industries of the world's two largest economies expanded last month. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index were able to...
  • These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of May. 14. If you typically

    pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards listed below feature special introductory or "teaser" rates for a specified time before regular rates apply. Additional...
  • Letters: Exactly where in Africa?

    Regarding the May 11 "Your Scene" shot: Titling it "Peaceable Kingdom in Africa" is like running a photo of Descanso Gardens and identifying it as "Lovely Garden in North America." M. Ludmer Westwood   Regarding "ATMs Can Be Your BFF When Abroad,"...
  • Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks

    Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks
    Stock prices are near all-time highs, but the real place to be this year is the bond market. To the surprise of many on Wall Street, the long-underestimated fixed-income market is quietly outperforming its equity counterpart. Many investors expected...
  • Over time, unpaid accounts fall off credit reports

    Dear Liz: My credit reports don't show any of my old unpaid collection accounts. I also have one judgment that is not showing from 2005. My wife (who has perfect credit) and I are looking to apply for a mortgage. What will the lender find? I recently...
  • Don't liquidate retirements savings to buy house

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We are 66 years old and retired and are looking at buying or building a new home. We currently own our home, which we have lived in for 35 years. Which would be the best bet, financing or paying cash for the next...
  • In China, corruption cases keep cropping up

    In China, corruption cases keep cropping up
    Reports of corrupt Chinese officials seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and it’s easy for readers to get blas√© about such news. So this week, the Beijing Youth Daily provided its audience with a helpful info-graphic to highlight the case of Wei...
  • Fischer is confirmed to Fed board

    Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel head picked by President Obama for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, won Senate confirmation Wednesday to become a member of the Fed's board of governors. The 68-27 vote in favor of Fischer means he will...
  • It's good to be a seller in most real estate markets

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I need help finding a good real estate agent. I need to sell my home. I am now indigent and have a back fracture. I lost my job due to the injury. The government will not provide any help to me and I have nowhere to...
  • HARP refi available for rental property, under certain conditions

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Is a HARP 2.0 loan available for a condominium that is currently rented? The condominium was my personal residence over three years ago, but I've been renting it since then. The condominium's fair market value is...