Treasury yields pull back slightly as investors focus on economy

  • January 23, 2018
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U.S. Treasurys saw some cautious buying on Tuesday, pushing yields lower, a day after President Donald Trump signed legislation to temporarily end a multiday, partial shutdown of the government.

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Government shutdown: Who is affected and what’s next?

  • January 21, 2018
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The federal government stopped operating at midnight Friday heading into Saturday, halting all but essential services, after the Senate came 10 votes short of reaching a temporary, last-minute funding deal that would have kept the government open through February 16. The shutdown comes on the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, and with the GOP in

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No deal to avoid federal government shutdown as deadline passes

  • January 20, 2018
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The deadline arrived without a deal. The U.S. government shut down at midnight Friday after Congress failed to overcome a partisan divide over immigration and spending.

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Private-sector job growth sizzles in December, with 250,000 jobs added, ADP says

  • January 4, 2018
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Private-sector hiring was stronger than expected in December, according to payroll processor ADP. Employers added 250,000 jobs, more than the 188,000 jobs forecast by economists. November’s tally was revised down by 5,000, however. Almost all of the December gain was in the service-providing sector, which accounted for 222,000 of the jobs. Within services, the trade/transportation/utilities

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House approves tax overhaul, sending bill to President Trump’s desk

  • December 20, 2017
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The House gave final approval Wednesday to the Republican tax reform package, sending the legislation to President Trump’s desk. It is the biggest rewrite of the tax code since the Reagan administration.

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Treasury yields tick higher on building optimism for tax bill

  • December 18, 2017
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Treasury prices fell, pushing yields higher, on Monday on mounting expectations that Congress will pass tax-cut legislation this week. The 10-year Treasury note yield rose to 2.371%, up from 2.353% on late Friday. The 2-year note yield edged higher to 1.848%, from 1.840%. The 30-year bond yield rose to 2.702%, versus 2.685%. Bond prices move

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New Lending Limits Announced for 2018

  • December 1, 2017
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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018. In most of the U.S., the 2018 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $453,100, an increase from $424,100 in 2017. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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Breach likely affected all US adults, cyber security expert warns

  • September 11, 2017
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As the number of complaints continue to rise after credit reporting agency Equifax’s massive hack last week, the scale and scope of the breach is troubling cyber security experts who warn nearly every adult in the United States could have been affected.

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U.S. wholesale inflation fall 0.1% in July, first decline in almost a year

  • August 10, 2017
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Lack of price pressure in the pipeline saw U.S. wholesale prices declined in July for the first time in almost a year, further evidence of soft inflation that is bedeviling the Federal Reserve. The producer price index fell 0.1 in July, the Labor Department said Thursday, the first drop since last August. The core rate, which

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Your Real Estate Life – Radio Program Saturday at 9:00 AM and Sunday at 7:00 AM.

  • February 20, 2018
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February 24th & 25th weekend Does Your Lender Love You?  You Do Not Need That Kind of Love in YOUR Life.  Join Host Mike Harris and make your appointment to join in this weekend as we Save Our Money together. Thank you for tuning into Your Your Real Estate Life.  Our program provides an education, savings

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