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A sign announces that a Los Angeles house is for sale in November.
January 13, 2015 For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.
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August 1, 2013 New claims for unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 in the week ending July 27 — the lowest level for initial jobless claims in more than five years, according to the Labor Department. Employment data for the month of July is due to be released Friday.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a news conference in June. Financial markets reacted to comments he made then by selling off bonds and stocks.
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July 10, 2013 The minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting will be released a 2 p.m. That's the meeting chairman Bernanke said the Fed could begin to think about reducing the amount of money it pumps into the economy.
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If you can get a mortgage, the rates are lower than ever.
October 6, 2011 But though rates are at new lows, many who would like to take advantage of them can't because of too little equity or tight lending standards.
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