topic-04006000 News Coverage on Financial and Business Services - CTNow
RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Financial and Business Services

A collection of news and information related to Financial and Business Services published by this site and its partners.

Top Financial and Business Services Articles

Displaying items 67-77
  • Mortgage rates fall on weak jobs report

    Mortgage rates fall on weak jobs report
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.66 percent from...
  • 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'...
  • The Hartford's Former CEO Received $24.75 Million Last Year

    Liam McGee, former chairman and CEO of The Hartford Financial Services Group, who died earlier this year, received $24.75 million in compensation last year, according to a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2013, he...
  • Former Nevada attorney general to run for Reid's Senate seat

    Former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced Wednesday that she will run for Harry Reid's Senate seat, less than two weeks after the Democratic leader said he won't seek a sixth term. Cortez Masto, a 51-year-old Democrat who has been...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    MICHAEL MAGEE has joined LifeAire Systems as vice president of Sales and Business Development – Life Sciences and Health Care Division. A leader in in vitro fertilization programs and laboratories, Magee will be responsible for expanding...
  • Tegeler named to Masters Council

    Harvey Tegeler, co-owner of Interstate Financial Services, in Westminster, was honored as a member of the Prudential Annuities' Masters Council, an exclusive program recognizing achievements of financial professionals within the area of retirement...
  • US service firms grew at slightly slower pace last month

    U.S. service firms expanded at a slightly slower yet still healthy pace in March, an encouraging sign after multiple reports last week pointed to a slowing economy. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its services index slipped to 56.5...
  • U.S. agency wants brokers held to higher standards

     U.S. agency wants brokers held to higher standards
    In September 2008, as the financial crisis emerged, a retirement account of Al and Karin Betz slumped in value to $130,000 from about $160,000. "I got a cold call saying, 'Would you have some money to invest?'" Al Betz, 66, recalled. "I said, 'If you...
  • Job growth in March slows sharply, reflecting cold weather, cooling economy

    Job growth in March slows sharply, reflecting cold weather, cooling economy
    After months of strong job growth, hiring in March slowed sharply to its weakest level in over a year. Employers added 126,000 net new jobs last month, just half of what economists had forecast and ending a yearlong streak of 200,000-plus job gains a...
  • Florida offers small-business loan programs

    Florida offers small-business loan programs
    Small business alert: Applications are being accepted for two loan programs, according to Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity. Eligibility for the Microfinance Loan and Microfinance Guarantee programs is limited to businesses and...
  • Entrepreneurs: Florida kicks off micro loans for businesses

    Entrepreneurs: Florida kicks off micro loans for businesses
    Florida’s new microfinance program is kicking off this week, with loan administrators accepting applications as of April 2. The loans are generally matching loans under $50,000, meaning the state will match dollars an entrepreneur is sinking...