Mortgage rates drove even higher last week after the Federal Reserve signaled it would continue its aggressive action to cool inflation. That, and rising uncertainty in the overall housing market, caused mortgage application volume to drop 3.7% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. After a
Lego Star Wars toys sit on display inside a Toys “R” Us Inc. store in Paramus, New Jersey, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Bloomberg | Getty Images Lego sales are building on pandemic-era growth, boosted by popular sets from Lego Star Wars and Lego Harry Potter. On Wednesday, the privately held Danish toymaker said
Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller believes the Federal Reserve’s aggressive tightening measures will tip the U.S. economy into a recession. “Our central case is a hard landing by the end of ’23,” Druckenmiller said at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha Investor Summit in New York City Wednesday. “I will be stunned if we don’t have recession in ’23. I don’t
“What if I were to die tomorrow, what would you do for the rest of your life?” That’s what Malaysian Samantha Khoo asked her Singaporean husband Rene Sullivan in 2017, when he came home late from a long day of work. “It was really sudden and it took me some time before I answered her,”
Source: Getty Images Retirement is a major goal many workers keep their eye on throughout their career. However, once people actually reach retirement age, they are often in store for some financial surprises — despite decades of preparation. For today’s retirees, that is compounded by new uncertainties brought by on by historically high inflation and
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Overall, 935 mortgage products were pulled from the market on Tuesday, according to data from money comparison site Moneyfacts. Photo by Richard Baker | In Pictures | Getty Images LONDON – Hundreds of residential mortgage deal offers in the U.K. have been pulled after market chaos sparked concerns about base rates rising as high as
In this article GM Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks to reporters while she waits for the arrival of President Joe Biden at media day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, September 14, 2022. Rebecca Cook | Reuters DETROIT – General Motors is conducting damage
A young Beijing company’s game called “Sheep a Sheep” went viral in China in September 2022. Evelyn Cheng | CNBC BEIJING — A new game that’s gone viral in China hit people’s screens with surprising speed at a time when gaming giants such as NetEase have waited months for approval to launch games. That’s because
Most millennials have invested heavily in stocks or cryptocurrency — and that hasn’t turned out so well. The S&P 500 Index is down more than 20% so far this year. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, is hovering around $19,000 after starting out the year above $45,000. As many younger investors bail out of those investments, bonds
The British bond and currency markets have been in turmoil since Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced his “mini-budget” on Friday. Oli Scarff | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON – U.K. lenders Virgin Money, Halifax and Skipton Building Society pulled some of their mortgage deals to customers after the tumult in British bond markets.
In this article CMCSA DIS Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World. Roberto Machado Noa | Lightrocket | Getty Images As Hurricane Ian nears the west coast of Florida, the Walt Disney Company and Comcast‘s Universal Studios are preparing to close their Orlando-based theme parks for at least two days.