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Mortgage rates rise: 30-year hits 4.04 percent

Long-term mortgage rates rose this week, reflecting expectations for higher inflation. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate hit an eight-month high 4.04 percent. This week Last week Year ago 30-year fixed 4.04 3.99 4.09 15-year fixed 3.49 3.44 3.34 5-year adjustable 3.46 3.46 3.21

January 18, 2018

US stock indexes edge lower in morning trade; oil slides

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, pulling back slightly from the market's latest record highs. Losses in health care, industrial and other sectors were outweighing gains by phone and technology companies. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices declined. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,797 as of 11:32 a.m. Eastern Time. The...

January 18, 2018

The Latest: Europe storm: Amsterdam airport suspends flights

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a storm affecting parts of Europe (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has suspended all flights and the Dutch national rail service halted all trains as a powerful storm lashes the Netherlands, toppling trees and blowing over tractor trailers, and causing traffic chaos. Schiphol tweeted shortly after 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) that it was halting all takeoffs and...

January 18, 2018

Long-term mortgage rates rise: 30-year hits 4.04 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on long-term home loans rose this week to the highest level in months. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.04 percent this week, highest since May and up from 3.99 percent last week. The rate on 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, popular with homeowners who are refinancing, rose to 3.49 percent, highest since last March and up from 3.44 percent last week. "Inflation is firming ... This means upward pressure on long-term rates, like the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, is building," Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac's deputy chief economist, says in a statement. He cites a Federal Reserve report out Wednesday showing that...

January 18, 2018

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Strong storm blasts northern Europe causing transport chaos

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Scores of flights and trains were canceled in the Netherlands and drivers were warned to stay off the roads Thursday as the country took a powerful hit from a storm that was set to lash large parts of Europe. Dutch airline KLM canceled more than 200 flights before the storm and Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport reported many other delays and cancelations as the national weather service said it recorded wind gusts of up to 140 kph (87 mph) in the southern port of Hook of Holland. Water authorities in the low-lying Netherlands also were closely monitoring the storm and preparing to close locks and storm barriers if necessary because of high-water levels. Trains were also...

January 18, 2018
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Trades for September 6, 2017.

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Morgan Stanley's profits fall 59 percent due to tax bill

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley's earnings fell 59 percent in the fourth quarter, the company said Thursday, as the investment bank had to book $990 million in charges related to the new tax law. Morgan Stanley earned $686 million, or 29 cents a share, down from $1.67 billion, or 81 cents a share, from a year earlier. Excluding the tax charges, the earnings rose to 84 cents a share, beating analysts' forecasts,...

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Romney mentor, Bain & Co. founder, William Bain Jr. dies

BOSTON (AP) — The founder of global consulting and private equity...

January 18, 2018
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Asian shares mixed, reverse early gains echoing Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, with some indexes erasing...

January 18, 2018
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NTSB: High speed, low rotor speed led to helicopter crash

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January 18, 2018