The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending June 29. Mortgage loan rate movements were mixed last week.
The U.S. economy is expected to strengthen next year, in part because of the government stimulus proposed at by President-elect Donald Trump, but job growth is likely to slow as the recovery approaches its eighth anniversary, according to a recent survey of economists.
The economy is projected to grow at a 2.3% annual rate in 2017, up from an estimated 1.6% this year, according to the average....More>>>
Widows and orphans have had a tough few months. Long-term U.S. Treasury bonds – often cited as the safest investment on the planet and suitable for the most cautious investors – lost more than seven years' worth of income in just the past four months. Lending money to the U.S. government for 30 years in exchange for a 2% yield turned out not to be such a good idea.....More>>>
As the U.S. wireless telecom backbone has evolved since its infancy of the late 1990s, the game, save for a few minor players, has been dominated by two companies: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).
Combined, the two own about 65% of the U.S. market. With 142.7 million subscribers, Verizon holds the top spot over AT&T’s 131.8 million customers.
Full House Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:FLL) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. Full House Resorts Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, develops, manages, and/or invests in casinos and related hospitality and entertainment facilities. The Company manages its casinos based on geographic regions within United States. Full House Resorts Inc has a market....More>>>
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In this article I will point out some of the things that should bother Ford Shareholders. I’ll make some recommendations. I will also compare Ford (NYSE:F) to General Motors (NYSE:GM), and their treatment towards Shareholders.
Ford is one of the world’s largest automobile manufactures. Annually, over the last four years they’ve averaged $148 billion....More>>>
&l;p&g;There are two vastly different groups of people in the retirement world: those who have a thorough plan and those who do not. The first group of investors has a well-thought-out strategy defined in writing &a;mdash; a written financial plan. The second group of investors might think they have a strategy but ultimately don&a;rsquo;t, since they lack a written plan.
Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD), a company that has been around for more than 130 years, was at one time the largest mail-order retailer to rural America. In 1931 it accounted for more than 53.4% of total mail-order sales. It survived through not only one but two world wars and the Great Depression.
In its early years, Sears transformed the middle class by giving it access to products....More>>>
SOFIA, Bulgaria The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to stop threating it with tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Thursday it is prepared to discuss trade but not at gun-point.
In March, Trump slapped tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on impo
Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...
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If you're not familiar with how Social Security works, you might assume that there's a single age at which eligible recipients have to file for benefits. Not so. You actually get an eight-year window to claim benefits that begins at age 62 and carries through until age 70. (Technically, you're no
The biopharma and drug supply chain sectors outperformed the market last week, even as Trump administration officials pressed the president's blueprint to lower drug prices, with tough rhetoric for drugmakers and public shaming of pharmaceutical firms for supposedly blocking competition.