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  • These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of Jul. 09. 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 fees...
  • U.S. and China say they 'narrowed differences' in Beijing talks

    U.S. and Chinese officials said Thursday that they had “narrowed differences” during two days of high-level, wide-ranging talks on issues including cyber-security, climate change, foreign exchange rates, economic reforms and bilateral...
  • Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected

    Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected
    The mortgage market, which had been beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. Home lending, which hit a 14-year low in the first quarter of this year, was much stronger than expected during the second...
  • Online calculators can assist with many financial choices

    Ever wonder how much home you can afford, if there's room in your budget for a new car or how big of a nest egg you need to retire? The answers to these questions are rarely exact, but an abundance of online financial calculators promises to help you get...
  • Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
  • Wells Fargo profit increases 3.8% as home lending regains traction

    With solid quarterly results, Wells Fargo & Co. showed why it has become a darling of banking investors, but it also raised a crucial question: How can the San Francisco financial giant continue its hot stock performance at a time when economic growth...
  • State announces $2 million lending settlement

    State announces $2 million lending settlement
    A South Dakota-based payday lender and its California partner are to pay about $2 million under the terms of a settlement designed to address "abusive" lending and collection activities, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Monday....
  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • Credit card interest scams get more interesting

    Audrey Ohl got worried when her caller ID showed Woodlawn Fire Department in South Whitehall Township was ringing her phone. One of her children lives in that area. "I thought, Oh my gosh, what's happening? Did something happen at their house and they'...
  • Fannie, Freddie in search of those still eligible for HARP

    Fannie, Freddie in search of those still eligible for HARP
    Amid flagging interest for the Home Affordable Refinance Program, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking their pitch on the road, with the first stop in Chicago next month. Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is scheduled to meet...
  • Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical

    Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical
    Fed's Lacker says labor market changes structural, not cyclicalLynchburg, Va., June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. labor market data since 2008 reflects structural trends rather cyclical changes, a Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, adding that there seems...