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  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate rises above 4%

    Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate rises above 4%
    Moving higher for a second week, the 30-year mortgage rate broke back above 4%. Freddie Mac calculated that lenders were offering the most popular home loan at an average of 4.02%. Rates rose for other loan types as well. Freddie Mac said 15-year...
  • U.S. Postal Service to deliver 7 days a week in some areas during holiday season

    U.S. Postal Service to deliver 7 days a week in some areas during holiday season
    The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it would begin delivering packages seven days a week in some areas, specifically major cities and "high volume" delivery areas, from Nov. 17 until Dec. 24. “The Postal Service will be out making...
  • Cash sales dominate South Florida's housing market

    Cash sales dominate South Florida's housing market
    Cash continues to dominate home sales in South Florida, a new report shows. Roughly six of 10 Palm Beach County buyers paid cash in the third quarter, down slightly from a year ago but still well above the national average of 33.9 percent, according...
  • Buying home with 5 percent down is hard, but options exist

    Q: I am purchasing a home and want the cheapest payment. I have only 5 percent to put down on the property and can comfortably afford a monthly payment of $1,400 to $1,500, tops. Actually, I'm hoping it will be closer to $1,400. Should I go for a...
  • Investors are 'confused and harmed'

    Pity the poor consumer of financial services. According to The Financial Planning Coalition, a collaboration of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards ("CFP Board"), the Financial Planning Association® ("FPA"), and the National Association of...
  • Bank overdraft fees range from $5 to $45, survey says

     Bank overdraft fees range from $5 to $45, survey says
    Overdraft fees charged by banks have come under scrutiny by federal regulators in recent years, but the charges vary widely, a new study shows. The range of prices banks and credit unions charge customers who withdraw more money than they have in their...
  • La Grange-area schools seek to sever ties to treasurer's office

    La Grange-area schools seek to sever ties to treasurer's office
    Two La Grange-area elementary school districts are joining the local high school district in pursuit of legislation that would allow them to separate from the scandal-tainted township school treasurer's office and manage finances in-house. In late...
  • Underwater mortgages could play role in how people vote

    Underwater mortgages could play role in how people vote
    If over-mortgaged homeowners go to the polls bearing a grudge against incumbents, Central Florida's Democratic members of Congress are most likely to suffer the consequences, a new study shows. In Metro Orlando's Democratic congressional districts,...
  • New IRA would target small businesses without employer-sponsored retirement plans

    New IRA would target small businesses without employer-sponsored retirement plans
    Legg Mason Inc. and two partners will begin offering a new retirement product aimed at small businesses and their employees. The EZ-IRA is designed to overcome hurdles that limited small-business access to such retirement investment vehicles, leaving...
  • UBS Re-Ups In State Incentive Package Tied to 2,000 Jobs

    Swiss banking giant UBS, which is exploring whether it will exit its large Stamford skyscraper at the end of its lease in 2017, will keep jobs in the state through 2021, as part of an agreement announced by the governor Friday. "This extended agreement...
  • Prominent Financial Firm Shuts Downtown Offices; Managers 'Operating Virtually From Their Homes'

    HARTFORD — Smith Whiley & Co., a Connecticut financial services firm that once handled tens of millions of dollars in state pension fund investments, got a $350,000 state economic development deal in 2012 on the condition that it add jobs to its...