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  • Hampton Roads banks report record first-quarter profit

     Hampton Roads banks report record first-quarter profit
    Chesapeake-based Monarch Bank plans to open its Peninsula headquarters at Newport News Tech Center early next year, CEO Brad E. Schwartz said. Monarch, which has offices near Williamsburg in New Town, plans to open a full-service banking branch and...
  • Mortgage rates inch up on mixed economic news

    Mortgage rates inch up on mixed economic news
    Mortgage rates rose slightly this week on mixed economic news, with Freddie Mac's weekly survey of lenders showing the average rate for a conventional 30-year fixed loan at 3.68 percent, up from 3.65 percent last week. Lenders were offering 15-year...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.68 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but remain near historic lows with the spring home-buying season underway and showing strong sales. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the national average for a 30-year fixed...
  • Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year at 3.68%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year at 3.68%, Freddie Mac says
    Mortgage rates rose slightly this week on mixed economic news, with Freddie Mac's weekly survey of lenders showing the average rate for a conventional 30-year fixed loan at 3.68%, up from 3.65% last week. Lenders were offering 15-year fixed home loans...
  • Changes offer more protection on reverse mortgages

    Changes offer more protection on reverse mortgages
    I can see why reverse mortgages may sound attractive to cash-poor senior citizens. A bank pays you the value of the equity in your home and you continue to live there without making payments. For seniors struggling to make ends meet in retirement, it'...
  • Will State's Foreclosure Mediation Program Expire Next Year?

    Will State's Foreclosure Mediation Program Expire Next Year?
    HARTFORD — Legislators are considering two bills to extend the state's foreclosure mediation program, which helped more than 3,200 homeowners stay in their houses from July 2013 through the end of last year. The program, which began in 2008 as...
  • Meet Mia Romeo: Finalist in the CCPS Business Challenge

    Meet Mia Romeo: Finalist in the CCPS Business Challenge
    Westminster High School senior Mia Romeo, 18, who has spent her teenage years working in restaurants, has developed a business plan to start an eatery of her own, earning her a spot as a finalist in the second annual Carroll County Public Schools Business...
  • It's still a good time to buy a home

    We tend to make financial plans looking backward, learning the lessons of our most recent costly experiences. That's why individuals don't buy stocks at the market bottom; they're simply too scared. And in a similar scenario, that's probably why people...
  • The Hartford Reports Lower First-Quarter Earnings

    The Hartford Financial Services Group reported first-quarter earnings that were better than analysts expected, though lower than the same three-month period a year earlier. Net income was $467 million for the quarter, or $1.08 per diluted share, compared...
  • East Aurora School Board delays decisions on food services and investment advisor

    The East Aurora School Board has delayed making final decisions on contracts that would have increased the cost of school meals by 3 percent and brought a new investment advisor and manager to the district. The School Board voted unanimously against a...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern FRIDAY, May 1 WASHINGTON —Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m. DETROIT — Automakers release...