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Mortgage Refinances Soar as Interest Rates Fall

Homeowners looking to decrease their monthly mortgage payments by refinancing at a lower interest rate may be in luck. However it seems the secret is already out. As CNN Business reports the number of homeowners refinancing their mortgages has boomed as the average mortgage rate reaches multi-year lows. According to...

Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates, First Time Since 2008

This week the Federal Reserve voted to lower its key short-term interest rate by a quarter-point. The widely expected move marked the first time the Fed has cut rates in more than a decade, moving the new target to 2%-2.25%. As USA Today reports, the decision comes even as most...

U.S. Economy Grows 2.1% in Q2 2019

With the United States economy currently enjoying its longest-ever expansion period, it would seem that each quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) report comes with enhanced emphasis. Thus this morning's release showing 2.1% growth for Q2 has been met with mixed reactions and analyses. For example, while the second quarter's 2.1%...

U.S. Job Growth Rebounds in June

Following a disappointing May jobs report (that just so happened to be released the same day President Trump canceled planned tariffs on Mexico), it seems that the United States jobs market bounced back in June. This morning the Labor Department released its latest report showing that the economy added a...

S&P 500 Enjoying its Best June Since 1955

June 2019 may not have been the smoothest for the stock market but it is at least on track to end things on a high note. As CNN Business notes, the S&P 500 is likely to see its best June in more than six decades. This comes after weeks of...

20% of Americans Believe the Next Recession Has Already Begun

Looking to when the next recession will hit, 55% of experts said it would arrive in one to two years while 44% estimated it would take two years or more. However, although the top response among everyday Americans was “two or more years” with 26%

Survey Finds Majority of Americans Want a Fed Rate Cut

When the Federal Reserve meets this week, for the first time in months the big question will not be whether or not they'll raise interest rates but whether they might cut them. According to the personal finance site WalletHub, there's a 23% chance they do so during their next session,...

Trump Cancels Mexico Tariffs While Threatening China on Trade

Today was going to be the day that a new 5% tariffs on all imported goods from Mexico was supposed to go into effect (before climbing another five points monthly until it reached 25%). However President Trump announced on Friday that he was canceling that plan after our southern neighbors...