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MORTGAGE RATES HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS LOW

MORTGAGE RATES HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS LOW

Mortgage rates fell to another record low last week, for the 13th time this year. The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.72%, according to Freddie Mac. That’s the lowest level in the nearly 50 years of the mortgage giant’s survey. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.28%. “Weaker consumer spending data, […]

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TRUMP HELD UNANNOUNCED MEETING WITH INDONESIAN MINISTER IN OVAL OFFICE

TRUMP HELD UNANNOUNCED MEETING WITH INDONESIAN MINISTER IN OVAL OFFICE

United States President Donald Trump met with Indonesia’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment at the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that was not on the President’s public schedule and one for which the White House has not provided a readout. A readout provided by the Indonesian government said that Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan […]

WHO RECOMMENDS AGAINST USING REMDESIVIR TO TREAT COVID-19

WHO RECOMMENDS AGAINST USING REMDESIVIR TO TREAT COVID-19

The World Health Organization has updated its ongoing guidance on Covid-19 medications to advise against using the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized patients, no matter how severe their illness may be. According to the update, published in the medical journal the BMJ on Thursday, current evidence does not suggest remdesivir affects the risk of dying from […]

WEATHER DELAY MOVES SPACEX-NASA ASTRONAUT LAUNCH TO SUNDAY

WEATHER DELAY MOVES SPACEX-NASA ASTRONAUT LAUNCH TO SUNDAY

Four astronauts are slated to ride into orbit aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule this weekend, kicking off what NASA hopes will be years of SpaceX conducting routine trips to keep the International Space Station fully staffed. Liftoff was originally slated for Saturday night, but NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Friday afternoon that rough winds […]

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US TOPS 125,000 DAILY CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS — A RECORD HIGH

US TOPS 125,000 DAILY CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS — A RECORD HIGH

The United States set a new record on Friday when it surpassed 125,000 daily coronavirus infections, while Covid-19 hospitalizations continued to climb, prompting health experts to issue dire predictions. Friday saw at least 125,596 new coronavirus cases — the highest single day reporting since the pandemic began. It also marked the third straight day the […]

HERE’S WHY THE VOTE COUNT IS STILL GOING IN KEY STATES

HERE’S WHY THE VOTE COUNT IS STILL GOING IN KEY STATES

The presidential race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden remains on a razor’s edge as election workers in key states continue to plow through ballots. Here’s what’s happening in each state:   Arizona   Arizona had about 285,000 outstanding ballots left to count as of 9:30 p.m. ET, according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s […]

Mnuchin Says He Was Personally Involved In Securing Nearly $4 Million For 9/11 First Responders Health Program

Mnuchin Says He Was Personally Involved In Securing Nearly $4 Million For 9/11 First Responders Health Program

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he was “personally engaged” in the move to refund nearly $4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders who suffer lasting health effects from the attack and ensuing cleanup efforts. The reimbursement, which the Uniformed Firefighters Association announced Monday, appears to resolve an ongoing back-and-forth […]