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  • Paper Economy Mortgage rates dip to a 16-month low (+video)

    Mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan fell to 4.08 percent since last week, the lowest in nearly a year and a half. In addition to falling mortgage rates, the the purchase application volume decreased 1 percent and the refinance application volume increased 11 percent over the same period.

  • Tesla and BMW: Natural competitors in electric cars, one day

    Both Tesla and BMW have come up with their own models of electric cars and approached the market differently but their paths may eventually converge. As electric cars become more mainstream, both carmakers may compete head to head when they broaden their lineups, creating more opportunities for overlap.

  • Saving Money Seven tips to score a Black Friday doorbuster deal

    Getting hold of a doorbuster deal you've been waiting for so long is an amazing feeling, but maneuvering through stores on Black Friday is no easy task.To better your chances of scoring a  Black Friday doorbuster, do your research, check online, and manage your expectations. 

  • The New Economy Existing home sales for October pick up to an unexpected one-year high

    Existing home sales picked up an unexpected 1.5 percent to a 5.26 million annualized pace in October, according to data released Nov. 20 by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). It was the fastest rate for existing home sales since September of last year. 

  • Tax VOX Bigger, cleaner, and more efficient: a carbon corporate tax swap

    US could reduce its contribution to global climate change by taxing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses and use the resulting revenue to reduce corporate income taxes. This carbon-corporate tax swap would make our economy bigger, cleaner, and more efficient. 

  • Robert Reich Why college is necessary but gets you nowhere

    Since 2000, the incomes of young people who have graduated college have barely risen. The problem is this; while a college education is now a prerequisite for joining the middle class, the middle class is in lousy shape. A college degree no longer guarantees a good job. 

  • The Bite Tired of traditional Thanksgiving? Consider the turkey burger.

    Thanksgiving week is turkey burgers’ equivalent of birthdays: It’s when they get to be the center of attention and appreciated for a few days before they go back to being ignored. Read on for four turkey burgers worth checking out at restaurants around the country.