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  • US homebuilder sentiment slips in March

    U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects, but their overall sales outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 53 this month,...
  • From volcanoes to snorkeling, a snapshot of Vanuatu

    The tiny South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, reeling from a monstrous cyclone that tore through its islands, is no stranger to powerful storms. The remote archipelago is often affected by cyclones that rip across the region during the southern hemisphere's...
  • Another scam? Off to Bankaholics Anonymous!

    I need to apologize to that growing class of big bankers who have admitted -- time and time and time again -- to fleecing their own clients and the entire global financial system through wholesale, systematic fraud and abuse. In the past I've called you...
  • Sandoval's tax plan headlining Nevada Legislature Week 7

    Two months after announcing a plan to raise business license fees, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is preparing to make the case on his tax proposal on Wednesday in front of a joint legislative committee. Sandoval's testimony is headlining the Nevada...
  • Bethlehem residents: Don't make it easier to convert historic homes into businesses

    Bethlehem residents: Don't make it easier to convert historic homes into businesses
    Residents in Bethlehem's Historic District turned out at a city Planning Commission meeting to voice their objections to a proposed zoning change that would make it easier to convert large homes into offices. Several homeowners who live along Market...
  • Help For Underwater Homeowners In 2015

    Although most real estate markets have rebounded from their recession lows, this harsh fact remains: About 7 million homeowners continue to be stuck in the tar pit of serious negative equity, with mortgage debt at least 25 percent higher than the value of...
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of March 15-21. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....
  • 'Lefty' Kreh recounts nearly 70 years of fishing for dorado, tarpon and one pterodactyl

    'Lefty' Kreh recounts nearly 70 years of fishing for dorado, tarpon and one pterodactyl
    There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined...
  • Bankers Healthcare loads new HQ with employee perks

    Bankers Healthcare loads new HQ with employee perks
    Employees at Bankers Healthcare Group get a personal trainer. They can go to the gym, the cafe or "chill-out" rooms to relax. And soon they'll have their own kitchen staff — and healthy breakfasts and lunches offered at a discount. The financial...
  • Northern Trust, Discover hike dividends, announce stock buybacks

     Northern Trust, Discover hike dividends, announce stock buybacks
    Two major financial services companies in the Chicago area said Wednesday they were hiking their dividends and initiating stock buybacks after passing "stress tests" given by the Federal Reserve. Discover Financial Services of Riverwoods will buy back...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.86 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historic lows reached in May 2013. Long-term rates resumed their upward trend of recent weeks after declining last week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national...