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Homeowners brace for another foreclosure wave

Jul 2, 2014
Interest rates cut in the housing crisis will start to rise again this year.
Posted In: foreclosures, home ownership, interest rates

Yellen's big speech number two

Apr 18, 2014
Kai talks with Felix Salmon from Reuters and Catherine Rampell of the Washinton Post about the week's biggest economic news.
Posted In: Yellen, interest rates

How your mortgage is related to the debt ceiling

Feb 12, 2014
...not to mention the Federal Reserve and treasury yields.
Posted In: Treasury bill, mortgage, Mortgages, loans, interest rates, Banks, lending, emerging markets

A Fed explainer: What's Reverse Repo?

Jan 14, 2014
The Fed is testing out new tools to fight inflation that may be coming down the road.
Posted In: Fed, Yellen, Reverse Repo, interest rates

Why we can't let go of the fixed-rate mortgage

Nov 26, 2013
There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

Who thought 30-year mortgages were a good thing?

Nov 25, 2013
Lending money for 30 years at a fixed interest rate isn't attractive to banks. So how did 30-year fixed-rate mortgages come to be the standard?
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

Tapering our own economic expectations

Oct 30, 2013
The Federal Reserve reaffirmed, to no one's surprise, that its stimulus will continue.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, taper, interest rates, dual mandate

Student loan interest rate capped at 8.25%

Jul 26, 2013
The compromise approved by the Senate puts a ceiling on the interest rates for undergraduate student loans.
Posted In: student loans, interest rates, higher education, student debt

Rising interest rates impacts banks

Jul 12, 2013
As Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase kick off bank earnings season, it's a chance to see the effect rising interest rates are having on our nation's banks.
Posted In: Banks, interest rates, Earnings, Federal Reserve

Which would you rather have: More jobs or lower interest rates?

Jul 8, 2013
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note -- the benchmark for U.S. interest rates -- was up this morning following Friday's somewhat positive jobs report.
Posted In: interest rates, China, jobs numbers

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