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Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Ryan Carson, right, cooks dinner with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, left, in the kitchen while their daughter Clara, 3, has a snack in their home, in Seattle. The Carsons are one of many would-be home sellers across the country who have mortgage rates so low, i…

July 11, 2014 8:39 am
Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

WASHINGTON | Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.

July 11, 2014 8:39 am Photos

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Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Ryan Carson, right, poses for a photo with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, and their daughter Clara, 3, by the front door of their home in Seattle. The Carsons are one of many would-be home sellers across the country who have mortgage rates so low, it doesn't mak…

July 11, 2014 8:39 am
Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Ryan Carson, right, poses for a photo with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, and their daughter Clara, 3, in the entry to their home in Seattle. The Carsons are one of many would-be home sellers across the country who have mortgage rates so low, it doesn't make fin…

July 11, 2014 8:39 am
Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

Ryan Carson, right, cooks dinner with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, left, and their daughter Clara, 3, at their home in Seattle. The Carsons are one of many would-be home sellers across the country who have mortgage rates so low, it doesn't make financial sense to sell their homes, even i…

July 11, 2014 8:39 am
Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

WASHINGTON | Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.

July 10, 2014 11:25 am Photos

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Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, right, seated next to as Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate, left, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, center, testifies on Capitol Hil…

July 10, 2014 11:12 am
Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks about President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, during a news conference. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

July 10, 2014 11:12 am
Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

May 16, 2014 12:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Finances often a drag on graduation rates

GUEST COMMENTARY: Finances often a drag on graduation rates

Purdue University Calumet will present its 50,000th degree this spring. Each year, the university awards more than 1,100 bachelor's and master's degrees to students who go on to successful careers or further their educations in graduate school.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

April 21, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 28, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 17, 2014 12:30 pm

Centier to offer a free financial planning seminar

Centier Bank is offering a free financial planning seminar that will provide residents with tips on how to start or restart a personal financial plan.

January 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Insurers extend premium deadline under Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON | Consumers worried that tight deadlines around the holidays and lingering computer problems could thwart their efforts to secure coverage under President Barack Obama's health overhaul will get extra time to pay, the health insurance industry said Wednesday.

December 18, 2013 12:50 pm
TWITTER IPO

TWITTER IPO

Twitter signage is draped on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday in New York.

November 07, 2013 2:40 pm

Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen

October 29, 2013 11:40 am

EDITORIAL: Student loans shouldn't be school of hard knocks

The high load of student debt — almost 1 in 5 adults in the United States owes money on student loans — should concern everyone.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am
Review: Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage

Review: Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't worry, Pinterest fans: Your sprawling virtual pegboards of wedding dresses, handmade jewelry, craft projects and food porn haven't changed dramatically. They're just easier to manage.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

$20 in my pocket: Celebs also hit the thrift shops

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis aren't the only ones poppin' tags at thrift shops.

March 12, 2013 12:00 am
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