All posts tagged "interest rates"
U.S. average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.46%
The 15-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 2.77% from 2.74%
- Posted September 1, 2016
Yellen Suggests Rate Hike Is Coming but Offers No Timetable
WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped...
- Posted August 26, 2016
US stocks take biggest losses in nearly a month
NEW YORK – U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in almost a month on Tuesday as investors worried about the health of the U.S. economy and sold shares in retailers and car companies. Machinery companies also fell...
- Posted August 2, 2016
US stocks slip as falling oil prices punish energy companies
NEW YORK – U.S. stocks wobbled and finished mostly lower Monday as the price of oil continued to nosedive thanks to the strong dollar. Energy companies took the biggest losses as U.S. crude hovered around $40 a...
- Posted August 1, 2016
Stocks close mostly higher, helped by technology, oil
NEW YORK – Stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, helped by better-than-expected quarterly results from Google’s parent Alphabet and retailer Amazon and a modest recovery in oil prices. However, the gains were held back by disappointing results...
- Posted July 29, 2016
Stocks close flat as investors monitor company earnings
NEW YORK – Stocks had a muddled session on Tuesday, as investors worked through a large batch of corporate earnings from a range of companies including Gilead Sciences, McDonald’s and Texas Instruments. McDonald’s shares had their biggest...
- Posted July 26, 2016
Stocks pull back after 4 weeks of gains
- Posted July 25, 2016
Bank of America Profits Fall 20 Percent
Hurt by low rates
- Posted July 18, 2016
US Economy Looks Resilient as Retailers, Industry Surge
On Friday, July 15, 2016, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for June.
- Posted July 16, 2016
A Bull Market Record that Doesn’t Feel Like It
Second-longest bull market in history showing its age
- Posted July 12, 2016