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US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 4.29 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased this week after last week’s surge, declines that could prompt homebuyers to act quickly before rates rise further. Freddie Mac says the average on the […]

07/03/2013

California unemployment

Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent. The state Employment Development Department reported […]

06/21/2013

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US home repossessions fell in April

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — New data show that fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by lenders last month. The figures released Thursday by foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac are the latest […]

05/09/2013

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Govt: firearm-related homicides down 39 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says firearm-related homicides have fallen 39 percent since the mid-1990s, from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. The study also says that in 2011, about 70 percent of all […]

05/07/2013

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US poll finds widespread support for Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been a rough offseason for the Washington Redskins, and not just because of the knee injury to star quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team’s nickname has faced a new barrage of […]

05/02/2013

New study: American workers are more stressed than ever before

The economy is supposed to be in recovery mode, but you wouldn’t know it by the grunts and groans coming from the next cubicle. Listen to this interview about a new survey of Americans’ stress levels.

04/09/2013

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Report: Jobs picture for veterans improved in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs picture for the nation’s veterans improved significantly last year, particularly for those who have served since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

03/20/2013

California unemployment

California jobless rate stalled at 9.8 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s jobless rate stalled at 9.8 percent this winter, with only a few new jobs created in January.

03/20/2013

US home prices

US home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season.

03/05/2013

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Poll: Californians still gloomy on economy, jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows that most Californians are downright gloomy about the state’s economy and very few voters think the job market will improve this year.

03/01/2013

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