August 23, 2019

Long-term mortgage charges close to historic lows: 30-year 3.55%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates are near historically low levels, with the average on the benchmark 30-year loan falling this week to its lowest level since November 2016.
August 23, 2019

‘The Simpsons’ is teasing a clip depicting Ayanna Pressley of their upcoming season

The Simpsons has been known to feature a few Boston-related cameos from time to time: The Patriots, Elizabeth Warren, candlepin bowling, and — coming this fall — Rep. Ayanna Pressley.
August 23, 2019

AP Analysis: Trump’s ‘disloyal’ jab might increase base, not Jews

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as “disloyal” to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base.
August 23, 2019

Trump revives suggestion he’d finish birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was looking “very seriously” at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil.
August 22, 2019

Trump: Germany, France should take again Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged France, Germany and other countries on Wednesday to take back citizens captured fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Otherwise, he warned, the U.S. “will have no choice but to release them into the countries from which they came.”
August 22, 2019

Report exhibits US deficit to exceed $1 trillion subsequent 12 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday.
August 22, 2019

Fed officers broadly divided on charges at July assembly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were widely divided at their meeting last month when they decided to cut rates for the first time in a decade, with some arguing for a bigger rate cut while others insisted the Fed should not cut rates at all.
August 22, 2019

Powell might sign future price cuts, however would they matter?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy is slowing, the trade war is raging and the president is repeatedly attacking.
August 22, 2019

Trump indicators scholar debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Student loan debt held by disabled veterans will be forgiven under an order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
August 22, 2019

Trump: Any Jewish individuals who vote for a Democrat present ‘both a complete lack of expertise or nice disloyalty’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”