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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%...
  • Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks

    Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks
    Stock prices are near all-time highs, but the real place to be this year is the bond market. To the surprise of many on Wall Street, the long-underestimated fixed-income market is quietly outperforming its equity counterpart. Many investors expected...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates at six-month low; 30-year averaging 4.2%

    Mortgage rates edged down a hair this week, hovering at the lowest level in six months, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.2% compared to 4.21% a week earlier. The average rate for a 15-year...
  • Obama's myRA: A good start, but not enough for retirement security

    Obama's myRA: A good start, but not enough for retirement security
    Retirement experts nationwide are buzzing about one element of President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. That's his proposal for the "myRA," a retirement account aimed chiefly at lower-income workers whose employers don't offer...
  • Burr Ridge trustees approve $17.4 million budget

    Burr Ridge trustees approve $17.4 million budget
    Burr Ridge trustees recently signed off on a $17.4 million spending plan for 2014-15 that is slightly higher than the prior year's budget of $17.3 million, according to documents. Trustees also have directed staff to make several changes in an effort to...
  • What Tim Geithner doesn't know about Social Security is ... shocking

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's memoir, "Stress Test," is being picked apart fairly intensively by the Washington and Wall Street press gangs, who are busily retailing the book's snarks and slights. We're more interested in a nugget in...
  • Mayo: $800 million Broward school bonds a tough sell

    After a recent past that can only be described as rocky, the Broward School Board wants voters to approve an $800 million bond referendum this November. I'm going to withhold final judgment for now, but let me clue in superintendent Robert Runcie and...
  • What could happen if the U.S. defaults?

    What could happen if the U.S. defaults?
    NEW YORK – The prospect of a U.S. debt default has unnerved investors, corporate executives and foreign leaders. What's so troubling about Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by Thursday? Here are basic facts about the debt...
  • What you need to know about the debt ceiling

    What you need to know about the debt ceiling
    Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...
  • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake dips into reserves to pay debt

    Hyatt Regency Chesapeake dips into reserves to pay debt
    The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money. The state withdrew $2 million from the reserve June 1, cutting the fund's...