- Correction: Economic Agency story Updated: Aug-01-15 11:58 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - In a story July 31 about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation board, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one unsecured loan the board gave out was worth $50,000. The unsecured loan was worth $500,000.
- Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 percent Updated: Jul-30-15 11:12 am
WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent.
- Manager at credit union admits embezzling $1.9M from vault Updated: Jul-30-15 2:28 am
NORTON SHORES, Michigan - Court documents say a manager at a Muskegon County credit union has admitted to embezzling $1.9 million from its cash vault between 2001 and this year.
- Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal Updated: Jul-29-15 3:57 pm
DETROIT - When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get.
- Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May Updated: Jul-28-15 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.
- Can US housing industry's comeback endure? The outlook dims Updated: Jul-24-15 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year.
- Woman pleads guilty to her role in Hawaii real estate scheme Updated: Jul-22-15 6:29 pm
HONOLULU - A Honolulu woman who became a fugitive for several days while out on bond awaiting trial in a complex real estate scheme pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges.
- US home sales surged in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years Updated: Jul-22-15 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market.
- Apartment construction drives US homebuilding surge in June Updated: Jul-17-15 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. builders broke ground on apartment complexes last month at the fastest pace in nearly 28 years, as developers anticipate that recent jobs gains will launch a wave of renters
- Clinton proposes tax breaks for corporate profit-sharing Updated: Jul-16-15 2:22 pm
DOVER, New Hampshire - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed new incentives Thursday to encourage corporations to share profits with workers.
- The Fed teases interest rates hikes; What's your move? Updated: Jul-15-15 3:29 pm
It's no longer a matter of if, but when. The interest rate on everything from credit cards to adjustable-rate mortgages could soon be headed higher.
- FTC announces settlement in payday lending scheme Updated: Jul-08-15 5:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Operators of a Kansas City-area based payday lending scheme would be banned from offering loans under a settlement that also would wipe away outstanding consumer debts.
- US consumer borrowing hits record high in May Updated: Jul-08-15 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer borrowing climbed to a record high in May, propelled by a surge in auto and student loans.
- California urged to return $331 million meant for homeowners Updated: Jul-06-15 8:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to repay more than $331 million in funds intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures that the state siphoned off to help deal with its budget crisis.