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Depressed Treasury yields recently kept mortgage rates below 3%, but positive economic news could indicate larger increases will follow this week’s hike. After three weeks of decline, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 2.98% 2.97% the week before in Freddie Mac’s latest primary mortgage market survey. The 30-year FRM was on average 3.23% this …

T Britain’s economy is recovering from Covid-19 faster than expected, a triple dose of good news showed today. The latest figures show the government borrowed £ 303 billion through March, the highest level since the end of World War II. While the amount borrowed is undeniably high, it is well below the £ 394 billion …

In the United States and Western Europe, many people support large-scale systemic change. In four countries surveyed in November and December last year, about four in ten or more in each country describe their economic or political system as requiring at least major changes, if not comprehensive reform. But what people prioritize – and if …

The harsh economic realities and inequalities in the United States have been laid bare by the uneven impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have made big financial gains, but the losses have been greatest for those who can least afford it, highlighting the impact of racism on federal, state and local policies and economic performance. …

The pound sterling’s exchange rate against the euro fell from what was described as a “13-week high” in late March, to new “six-week lows” in recent days. It comes against a backdrop of growing concerns about the deployment of vaccination in Europe, coupled with “lackluster” economic developments. There is good news for the pound, however, …

As a concerted effort to stoke tensions in the South China Sea, the recent Felipe Reef debacle is in a class of its own. The goal is to create conflict, continue the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), and mitigate Duterte’s legacies. The Whitsun Reef, known in the Philippines as Julian Felipe Reef, is among the disputed …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Jay Powell has no idea what issues he finds himself in. In a “60-minute” interview that aired Sunday night, the mild-mannered Fed chairman dared to suggest that our economy was on the verge of “growing much faster,” and predicted better than expected job creation. future. It didn’t …

Judy Loy, Registered Investment Advisor, ChFC®, RCP® and CEO of Nestlerode & Loy, Inc. By Judy LoyRegistered Investment Advisor, ChFC®, RCP® and CEO of Nestlerode & Loy, Inc. With pandemic lockdowns and quarantines shutting down restaurants, restricting travel and hurting traditional retail, 2020 has been bleak for the economy. (That two-week quarantine seemed like an …

TORONTO – Good economic news south of the border and optimism about the end of the pandemic led the major Canadian stock index to a record close on Monday after Easter, despite falling oil prices. The S & P / TSX Composite Index closed 36.47 points higher at 19,026.79 after setting a new intraday high …

TORONTO — Good economic news from south of the border and optimism that the pandemic is over led Canada’s main stock index to a record close in post-Easter trading on Monday, despite falling prices for the oil. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed up 36.47 points at 19,026.79 after setting a new intraday high of 19,064.88. …