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  • Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%

    Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%
    Worries about economic troubles in Europe and Asia have sent mortgage rates plunging to a 20-month low, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for a 30-year conventional loan fell to 3.73% early this week from 3.87% a week earlier. The average rate...
  • Falling oil prices: How long will it last?

    Falling oil prices: How long will it last?
    Filling up at the gas station has been a much more pleasant experience for Americans since last fall. Regular gas is now less than $2 a gallon in many states, down from around $3.30 just a year ago. But how long will that last? It’s just one of...
  • Storm Continues For CL&P, Unions

    Storm Continues For CL&P, Unions
    The snowstorm passed smoothly for Connecticut Light & Power Co., but the maelstrom that hit this week is not abating. The union maelstrom, that is. This isn't about a contract, it's about staffing, outsourcing and work centers around the state. It looks...
  • Some La Grange trustees favor dropping food and beverage tax

    Some La Grange trustees favor dropping food and beverage tax
    Some La Grange trustees are leaning toward a plan to eliminate the 1 percent food and beverage tax as part of a funding package to finance flood relief efforts. Village Board members weighed in on an array of options presented Monday to finance up to...
  • Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014

     Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014
    Homes sales appear to rebounding across the state and in Hampton Roads. Realtors sold 22,968 homes during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a recent report released by the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). That's a 2.3 percent increase over...
  • Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance

    Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida's top financial officer said Tuesday that creating and publicizing a “stress test” will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida's property insurance...
  • Hispanics confident about economy, FAU poll finds

    Hispanics confident about economy, FAU poll finds
    A majority of Hispanics surveyed now feel the economy will continue to improve in the next five years, with consumer sentiment reaching a new high in December, according to a new poll by Florida Atlantic University. For the first time since FAU's...
  • Analysis: Republicans' biggest challenge in 2016 is a rosier economy

    For years, President Obama had a singular problem: convincing Americans who were not feeling the economic recovery that it was real and a cause for optimism, not to mention for electing fellow Democrats. Now Republicans seeking to capture the White...
  • Finding balance in L.A.'s minimum wage discussion

    Finding balance in L.A.'s minimum wage discussion
    Rob Lohman took a huge risk five years ago when he started a company in downtown Los Angeles that makes eco-chic clothing out of organic cotton and hemp. One day last year he was surprised to get a call from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "He wanted...
  • Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds

     Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds
    Many workers in Chicago and elsewhere might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years. Nearly 2 in 5 small and midsize U.S. businesses, or 38 percent, said they plan to increase salaries in the...
  • The GOP's conundrum

    The GOP's conundrum
    Republicans seem confused as to whether they should stick to the theme that the economy is still weak — which they've been claiming since President Barack Obama took office, even though the Great Recession was created on their watch — or...