WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates eased back this week after shooting up nearly three-quarters of a point in recent weeks. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate fell to 5.70% this week from 5.81% last week. One year ago, however, the average 30-year rate was 2.98%. The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, popular among those refinancing their homes, fell to 4.83% from 4.92% last week. A year ago, the rate was 2.26%. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate this month by three-quarters of a point, the biggest single hike since 1994. The Fed’s unusually large rate hike came after government data showed U.S. inflation rose in May to a four-decade high of 8.6%. The Fed’s benchmark short-term rate, which affects many consumer and business loans, will now be pegged to a range of 1.5% to 1.75% — and Fed policymakers forecast a doubling of that range by year’s end. Higher borrowing rates have pumped the brakes on … [Read more...] about Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates ease to 5.7%
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 30 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Fugitive Texas murder suspect Kaitlin Armstrong has been captured in Costa Rica, more than six weeks after Austin police obtained a murder warrant in the death of pro cyclist Anna Moriah "Mo" Wilson. U.S. Marshals announced the bust Thursday morning, 43 days into the manhunt, and said she had been captured Wednesday. Costa Rican authorities assisted U.S. law enforcement in tracking Armstrong to a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Proincia de Puntarenas, the Marshals announced. Authorities said she used a "fraudulent passport" to fly from Newark, New Jersey, to San Jose, Costa Rica, on May 18. "The Marshals Service elevated the Kaitlin Armstrong investigation to major case status early in this investigation, which likely played a key role in her capture … [Read more...] about Kaitlin Armstrong manhunt: Texas love triangle murder suspect captured on Costa Rica beach, Marshals announce
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 LOS ANGELES - The day she found out that her group Eurythmics had its first No. 1 single in America, Annie Lennox was at a hotel in San Francisco. The hotel was Japanese-inspired, and its windows appeared to have a rice-paper-like translucency. Lennox was already beginning to struggle with the early onset of fame-related anxiety, and this didn't help. "It felt like I had nowhere to hide," Lennox says now. "I was so conscious of earthquakes, because I had never really been to San Francisco before. Maybe once. And I was just thinking, 'Oh my God, I feel so vulnerable. Now we've got rice-paper windows and earthquakes happening.' It was like being naked in front of the world." The single that kick-started the duo's pathbreaking, almost decade-long run up the pop charts - the galvanic synth-pop classic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" - will turn 40 next year. In the run-up … [Read more...] about Annie Lennox beguiled us in the MTV age. Now she calms us down online.
0 Pets Looking to adopt a fuzzy friend? Check out this week's list of pets waiting at animal shelters in and around Chestnut Hill-Mt. Airy. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Do you want to add a shaggy ball of four-legged love and affection to your family and have a positive impact on the Chestnut Hill-Mt. Airy community at the same time? Perhaps it's time to adopt a pet! Many shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions. Millions of pets and other companion animals are taken in each year by animal shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Chestnut Hill-Mt. Airy area — are still waiting for their forever homes. Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up a list each week of … [Read more...] about New Guinea Pigs, Cats, Pets Up For Adoption At Chestnut Hill-Mt. Airy Area Shelters
0 Pets These local animals are searching for their forever homes. Meet Purrcilla and more. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply If you've been wanting to add a four-legged ball of love and affection to your life, look no further than these shelters in and around Abington for a pet to take home. Millions of pets are surrendered or taken in each year by rescue organizations nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals in search of a permanent home as well, including pigs, birds and even horses. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Abington area — are still waiting for their forever homes. With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has … [Read more...] about Abington Area Pet Adoption: Cats & More
0 Pets These local animals are searching for their forever homes. Meet Ginny, Birch, River and more. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Looking to add a shaggy ball of four-legged love and affection to your family? Look no further than these Plymouth-Whitemarsh animal shelters for a pet available for adoption. Shelters in and around Plymouth-Whitemarsh have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting for someone to take them home. Over 6 million pets and other companion animals are given to adoption facilities each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh area — are still waiting for their forever homes. With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has amassed this week’s list of … [Read more...] about New Pets Up For Adoption In The Plymouth-Whitemarsh Area