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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...
  • Many Americans are still struggling financially

     Many Americans are still struggling financially
    ¬†Four in 10 U.S. households are straining financially five years after the Great Recession — many struggling with tight credit, soaring education debt and profound issues related to savings and retirement, according to a new Federal Reserve survey....
  • Rising prices push new-home buyers into Lake, Osceola counties

    Rising prices push new-home buyers into Lake, Osceola counties
    Rising prices, stagnant wages and creeping interest rates are pushing Central Florida's new-home buyers into Lake and Osceola counties, where real estate struggled the most during the downturn. After home prices collapsed starting in 2007, partly...
  • Rising Orlando home prices chip away at affordability

    Rising Orlando home prices chip away at affordability
    Orlando remains one of the nation's more affordable housing markets, but the pinch of rising home prices on incomes is evident in a new study released Thursday. Orlando-area home buyers in May spent 17 to 20 percent of their earnings on house payments,...
  • Bear market seems unlikely as anxieties rattle investors

    Bear market seems unlikely as anxieties rattle investors
    Investors can't shake the jitters. After a brief calm in the stock market Monday in the wake of last week's sharp sell-off, investors turned squeamish about stocks again Tuesday and took cover in Treasury bonds. At one point, selling drove the Dow Jones...
  • South Korea second-quarter GDP seen slowing as government works on stimulus

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy likely posted its weakest growth in more than a year in the June quarter, with a deadly ferry accident hitting consumption and offsetting a modest recovery in exports. The trade-reliant economy had earlier this...
  • July's job growth strong but below expectations

    July's job growth strong but below expectations
    The labor market extended its best streak since the late 1990s, posting solid job growth last month that lured more people back into the workforce. The 209,000 net new jobs were below analyst expectations and a sharp falloff from June's robust 298,000...
  • Impac Mortgage rolls out loans with easier qualifying terms

    An Irvine mortgage company that pulled the plug on its higher-risk loans a year before the Great Recession has launched an array of rule-bending home loans nationwide — a sign of a thaw in tightfisted lending standards in place since the housing...
  • Global markets untroubled by world's chaos

    The world feels especially scary lately. There has been mayhem in the Middle East, Russia seems on the verge of becoming a rogue state, violence in Central America is driving children to make the harrowing trek to the U.S. border, and much of Asia is...
  • Fed's Fisher sees 'significantly' earlier rate hike

    (Reuters) - Stronger U.S. economic data on jobs and inflation have moved the Federal Reserve significantly closer to its first rate hike, making it "very possible" early next year, a top U.S. central bank official said on Friday. "It would seem to me,...
  • Jana Partners, Greenlight Capital report losses for July: sources

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers Barry Rosenstein and David Einhorn, like many other investors, were hurt by last month's late but sharp stock market selloff and are reporting losses for July, investors who saw their performance numbers said....