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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down again; 30-year averaging 4.12%

    Fixed mortgage rates declined for the fifth straight week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year home loans at an average of 4.12%, down from 4.14% a week earlier. The average offering rate for a 15-year fixed loan fell to 3.21%...
  • Investors content to be bystanders

    Investors content to be bystanders
    Love it or leave it ... or play the wallflower. The wallflower role has been the preferred stance in the stock market this year. Investors have been willing to hang around after the thrill of 30 percent gains last year and modest growth in corporate...
  • Despite lackluster performance, don't purge bonds from portfolio

    Common stock investors have certainly been pleased with the overall stock market performance over the last five years. For example the S&P 500 index increased 19.1 percent in that period; Vanguard's total stock market index fund has increased 19.6...
  • More lawsuits are a foregone conclusion for California high-speed rail

    When California voters approved $9 billion in funding for a bullet train in 2008, the ballot measure included the strictest engineering and spending controls ever placed on a major state project. Voters were told that the high-speed trains would hit 220...
  • Help for stashing your cash

    Help for stashing your cash
    Searching for a place to stash cash is frustrating. You could put the money in a savings account and earn virtually nothing. You could put it in a money market fund and suffer the same fate. You could select a short-term bond fund, but you will get...
  • Retirement: where to invest your stock-sale profits

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Wise investing requires selling your stocks at regular intervals to respond to changes in your life and your portfolio. Once you've sold your stocks, you'll need to reinvest the proceeds. We suggest some ideas below that will...
  • Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds

    Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds
    As lawmakers struggle to craft a water bond proposal for voters, there's a huge reservoir of wonderful, non-controversial project ideas. But practically everyone is suffering from tunnel vision. Literally. Not just the politicians, but —...
  • Foreign debt default is unavoidable, Argentine officials say

    Foreign debt default is unavoidable, Argentine officials say
    Although Argentina's apparently imminent default on its foreign debt is unlikely to trigger a rerun of the economic and political crises that nearly tore the country apart a decade ago, it could usher in a new era of hardship, analysts said Friday....
  • In Mosul, Iraq, feared crackdown by militants has not materialized

    For days, the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was flush with rumors of an imminent onslaught by Al Qaeda-inspired militants, prompting the mayor to appeal to "men who love death with honor" to mount a defense even as others fled. When gunmen broke...
  • Don't blame Argentina's woes on bondholders

    To the editor: Referring twice to the minority holders of Argentina's bonds as "vultures" is outrageous. ("Foreign debt default is unavoidable, Argentine officials say," June 20) When Argentina previously faced default and restructured this debt, none...
  • 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...