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Christine Layton is an editor and freelance writer in Nevada with a passion for American finance. She covers mortgage and business news for US Finance Post.

Jobless Claims Rise to 287,000, But Remain at Historical Low

Jobless Claims Rise to 287,000, But Remain at Historical Low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits increased slightly last week, although the level remains at a historical low that may be a sign of an improving job market. Weekly jobless applications rose 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, according to the Labor Department. The four-week average, which is less volatile and considered a better measure of market trends, fell ... Read More »

Wednesday’s Best Mortgage Rates at Bank of America, Sun Trust and Wells Fargo (October 29, 2014)

Mortgage Home Loan Rates at Chase Bank December 6 2013

  Mortgage rates have been edging up this week as the Federal Reserve announces the end of its stimulus program. Borrowers can expect mortgage interest rates to begin rising steadily in the weeks ahead. Bank of America Mortgage Rates After a week of no movement at Bank of America, mortgage interest rates are starting to move up. The standard 30-year ... Read More »

CFPB Probe Finds Illegal Practices in Mortgages and Student Loans

CFPB Probe Finds Illegal Practices in Mortgages and Student Loans

Companies that service mortgages and student loans have tricked customers into paying higher fees while engaging in other actions that violate consumer laws, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a new report. Financial institutions hire servicers to collect and process loan payments, modify customers’ loans, answer questions, maintain records and, in certain cases, assist struggling borrowers. The CFPB found ... Read More »

Female Kurdish Fighter Rehana Reported Killed by ISIS

Photo: www.dailymail.co.uk

A female Kurdish fighter who became a poster girl for the Kobane movement after a photo of her making a peace sign became an Internet sensation has reportedly been beheaded by ISIS. The woman, who is known by the pseudonym Rehana, was viewed as a symbol for hope for the Syrian border town after a journalist tweeted a picture of ... Read More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Will Be Marvel’s Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch Will Be Marvel's Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness is now reportedly in final negotiations to play Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios. Deadline broke the news, which comes soon after Doctor Strange was said to be in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Stephen Strange is a superficial neurosurgeon who recovered from injuries sustained in a car accident to ... Read More »

Monday Oct 27 Mortgage Rates for Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Sun Trust

Monday Oct 27 Mortgage Rates for Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Sun Trust

  Mortgage interest rates have shown some movement on Monday, October 27 at major lenders. Rates for many popular loan products have moved up, although many lenders quote very little movement. Wells Fargo Mortgage Rates Mortgage interest rates at Wells Fargo remain largely unchanged on Monday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is quoted today at 4.125% with an APR of 4.209%. ... Read More »

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