| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Mortgage trends were mixed this week, Freddie Mac's survey of lenders showed, with the average rate for a 30-year fixed loan edging up to 4.14%, from 4.12% a week ago.
The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage rose from 3.23% to 3.27%, according...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The cost of getting a home loan has slipped back to the lowest level of the year, with Freddie Mac pegging the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage early this week at 4.12% compared to last week's 4.14%.
The average rate for a 15-year fixed-rate...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Be careful in taking out student loans: They will hurt you later when you are starting out and trying to establish savings and investments, warns a Boca Raton certified financial planner in a weekly email.
Mari Adam quotes the Pew Research Center as...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week," airing through Saturday, teaches viewers all about great whites and hammerheads—but that's not the kind of shark that activists plan to protest in Springfield on Wednesday.
"[Payday lenders] feel they...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON At first glance, the loans advertised by Rome Finance looked like a good deal for service members who wanted to buy new video game consoles, laptops or flat-screen TVs but didn't have the cash.
The Concord, Calif., company offered special...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:57 AM
OneWest Bank in Pasadena, born from the ashes of failed high-risk home lender IndyMac Bank, has agreed to be acquired by commercial lender CIT Group for $3.4 billion, a hugely profitable deal for the hedge-fund and private-equity investors that have owned...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The long, strange story of Dr. Erik von Kiel took a sinister turn Tuesday as his cellmate testified about the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's jailhouse talk of intimidating witnesses and assassinating a federal judge.
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:32 PM
The Galaxy slowly but steadily has climbed toward playoff contention in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, even if the club hasn't been winning most of its games lately.
Entering Saturday night's match against Real Salt Lake, the Galaxy was...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Pasadena's OneWest Bank, which rose from the ashes of failed high-risk home lender IndyMac Bank, agreed to be bought by commercial lender CIT Group Inc. in a $3.4-billion deal that would create the biggest bank based in Southern California.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's opponents jumped on the governor's newest campaign commercial on Monday for featuring the Newtown tragedy and using a disputed number to describe the state's debt situation.
Released on Monday morning, the 30-...