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30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.89 percent
Mortgage rates remain well below their levels of a year ago, when the 30-year loan rate was 4.10 percent and the 15-year rate was 3.24 percent.
Sep 3, 2015 | 1:03 PM
Microsoft buys employee-monitoring software company VoloMetrix
VoloMetrix software presents analytics about how workers spend their day and the ways they collaborate with people inside and outside the company.
Sep 3, 2015 | 1:03 PM
Net orders for Boeing’s 747 jumbo drop to zero
Boeing said Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. scrapped orders for four 747 freighters worth $1.5 billion.
Sep 3, 2015 | 12:03 PM
Labor Day flying: Behind the scenes at very busy airport
DALLAS  — More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry’s trade and lobbying group. The unofficial...
Sep 3, 2015 | 12:03 PM
Obama’s fish tale: salmon spawning on his shoes
DILLINGHAM, Alaska — This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes. “You see that?” Obama declared Wednesday as he gripped a fish with two hands...
Sep 3, 2015 | 10:03 AM
Q&A: What are the signs of a 'bear market' for stocks
The stock market's sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major U.S. stock indexes into what is known as a "correction." [...] when does a market correction effectively end a bull market and usher in a full-blown bear market? HOW IS A...
Sep 3, 2015 | 10:03 AM
Judge to move forward with suit over NSA's bulk collection
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said he has no intention of allowing the Obama administration to use legal maneuvering to "run out the clock" on a lawsuit challenging the USA Patriot Act. Leon ruled in 2013 that the mass collection of phone...
Sep 3, 2015 | 10:03 AM
Global stocks gain; Europe’s central bank promises support
NEW YORK  — Stocks are moving steadily higher in the U.S. and Europe as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average increased 68 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,425 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Thursday....
Sep 3, 2015 | 9:03 AM
US bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in April-June quarter
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings jumped 7.3 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier as revenues increased and the volume of soured loans banks had to write off fell to the lowest level since before the financial crisis. The data...
Sep 3, 2015 | 9:03 AM
Judge grants restraining order in contentious Longview mill strike
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order in hopes of keeping the peace along picket lines outside a Longview box plant.
Sep 3, 2015 | 8:03 AM

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