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Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.95 pct, 2017 low


The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.19%, down from 3.27%. And not only did rates drop, but they now sit at their lowest mark of the year. The 7 year ARMs have been published at 3.500% with an April of 3.799%. ARMs in the 3 year category are listed at 2.875% with an April of 3.715%. "The long-term trend toward higher interest rates will reassert itself", Lewis said. Read More »

Bracewell hit for 100 hours community work


The legal limit is 250 micrograms. Black Cap Doug Bracewell with his lawyer Ron Mansfield outside Hastings District Court after the cricketer was sentenced to 100 hours community work for drink-driving. He was over thrice the legal limit of New Zealand when he was pulled over by the police last month and this particular episode was the 26-year-old's third drink-driving offence in the past decade. Read More »

Greeks disappointed at no eurozone bailout deal


That would open up discussion on debt sustainability, which was already explored in depth on Monday by euro area finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund . One of the major stumbling blocks has centred on a divergence of opinion between the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund, which is not involved financially in Greece's current three-year bailout programme. Read More »

Graco recalls over 25000 child vehicle seats


According to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, auto seat recalls are not uncommon, so it is important for parents to register their seats so they are notified in the case of a recall. Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109. Those who are not sure whether the My Ride 65 child vehicle seat they purchased is affected by this recall can head over to Graco's dedicated webpage and enter the auto seat number, webbing tag code and date of manufacturing to check. Read More »

Venezuela says OPEC's task is stabilise oil market and force inventory-draw

Crude oil tumbled on Thursday even after OPEC and its allies extended their agreement to lower production by nine months. But the hoped-for benefits could be short-lived. Oil was little changed as industry data showed United States crude stockpiles declined before Opec meets Thursday to decide on extending supply curbs. Read More »

John Terry: Chelsea captain 'could not care less' over substitution controversy

The English Football Association (FA) has contacted a number of bookmakers to seek observations regarding the time-specific substitution of Chelsea player John Terry during his last game for the Premier League football club. Welbeck missed the FA Cup final in 2015 through injury as Arsenal won the competition for the second time in as many years but the England worldwide is looking ahead to Saturday's showdown against the newly crowned Premier League champions. Read More »

North Korea could be behind ransomware attack


This method, which allows quick and massive infections of computers with security weaknesses, has been found in previously known North Korean cyberattacks, including the Sony hack in 2014 blamed on North Korea . "It would represent an entirely new type of cyberattack by the DPRK". A senior researcher from South Korea's Hauri Labs, Simon Choi , said on Tuesday the reclusive state had been developing and testing ransomware programs only since August. Read More »

The American Health Care Act


States could also gain permission for insurers to charge older customers far higher premiums . "The reality is that if states strip out the [essential health benefits], that could very well take out the very services needed to address that pre-existing condition", said Molly Smith, senior associate director for policy development at the American Hospital Association. Read More »

Christian Zionists Urge Trump to Keep Promise to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

It is tempting to believe that a new mediator with a fresh perspective, unwearied by previous foreign-policy experience, might succeed where previous USA presidents have failed. President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past", as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday. Read More »

First Majestic Silver Corp

The Firm is focused on silver production in Mexico and it is pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets. Several research analysts recently weighed in on AG shares. and for the current quarter 4 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.03/share. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 6.3% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 7.3 percent. Read More »

Sears Holdings rallies after earnings


Revenue fell 20.3 per cent to $4.30-billion. Sears Holdings Corp reported its first quarterly profit in nearly two years, as the retailer undertakes a $1.25-billion cost-cutting plan amid concerns about its ability to continue as a going concern. Read More »

OPEC moves towards 9-month output cut extension


OPEC is discussing in Vienna whether to prolong an accord reached in December in which it and 11 non-members agreed to cut oil output by about 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of 2017. that will impact the market and prices". Constitutional changes in 2013 have slowly begun to attract capital to the second-largest Latin American economy, but low oil prices have hindered Mexico City's efforts. Read More »

Melania publicly snubs Donald Trump again


Check out the footage of the cool move below. What's also garnered much attention is Stefano Gabbana's own praise for the first lady. Donald Trump , aside from being a shitty president, is not a good person. In his anti-Trump tweet, writer Andy Ostroy joked: "Seems the only #Wall @ realDonaldTrump's built is the one between him and @FLOTUS #Melania #trump". Read More »

Were Analysts Bullish Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) This Week?


Therefore 63% are positive. Kroger has $48 highest and $29 lowest target. The company now has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 71.60 ($0.93). Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an "outperform" rating and set a GBX 890 ($11.58) target price on shares of Inmarsat Plc in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Read More »

Terrorism won't stop Nicki Minaj from touring in Manchester

Asked by a reporter whether police had found the "bomb factory", Hopkins replied that police are "carrying out extensive searches against properties across Manchester for bomb making". British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Abedi "likely" had accomplices and she criticized the USA government for leaking information about his identity. Read More »

United Kingdom investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers


Police arrested three men in south Manchester on Wednesday in connection with the attack. The Associated Press reports the brothers' father, Ramadan Abedi , was also arrested in Libya but did not say why. Sayed, who worked for the United Nations on opposing radical Islam and now works for the University of Manchester, went on to describe Abedi's academic difficulties and added "he had difficulties adjusting to European lifestyle". Read More »

Indian forces targeted UNMOGIP vehicle at LoC

The sources said the blast, as shown in the video, happened from below the structure, and appeared to be an Improvised Explosive Device blast and not artillery fire. Reports also indicated that Pakistan has put its forward airbases facing Indian on heightened alert with some jets flying close to Siachen and PAF Chief has warned that his forces will respond to any "aggression by the enemy in a manner that their future generations will also remember it". Read More »

US Fed: New rate hike likely appropriate 'soon'


The Canadian dollar was trading at C$1.3414 to the greenback, or 74.39 USA cents, up 0.5 percent. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.66 per cent and emerging market stocks rose 0.05 per cent. Energy shares slipped 0.4%. The dollar index against a basket of major currencies .DXY . was down 0.3 percent at 96.983. "Our US economists expect the minutes to come down on the hawkish side and continue to expect the Fed to hike in June and September and announce balance sheet reduction in December", Citi ... Read More »

What the CBO does and how it gets its numbers


The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze US legislation, said the bill would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, we know the Republicans were trying to do a number of things with this legislation to make it more palatable to more people to win not only approval in the House, but to win approval in the Senate. Read More »

The Technical Chart For DSW Inc. (DSW) Is Speaking Volumes

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Inc. increased its position in DSW by 4.5% in the third quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 0.38 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. Read More »

OPEC meets to extend oil cuts for up to one year


The group could also send a message to the market that it will seek to curtail its oil exports, which have not declined as steeply as its production. That already puts American production up there with Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation and cuts further into OPEC's past ability to play a role in setting prices and supplies. Read More »

General Motors counts initial job losses from SA exit


Some 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors in South Africa will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the American giant to sell its local operations, South Africa's top manufacturing union said. "Due to a combination of factors including plummeting sales as a result of the crisis, GM has faced impending bankruptcy". The company said the number of employees (an estimated 589) to be affected is not yet final. Read More »

Delhi ministers, officers to meet public without appointment: Manish Sisodia


The public meets are a part of an outreach programme that seeks to bridge the gap between the people and AAP , which faced defeats in recent state assembly elections and a rout in the Delhi civic polls held last month. The senior officer, in turn, is expected to keep the concerned ministry informed. This is not the first time that the AAP government has tried to put in place a formal system to meet the public. Read More »