With the Fed printing more and more money, when will the federal debt problem become too big to handle?
Fixed mortgage rates for 30-year loan now average 4.18 percent. But record low fixed mortgage rates are not perking up the housing market or causing a surge of refinancing.
As Iowans caucus and other states vote for a Republican nominee, one issue is the role of federal government. Iowans may be surprised to learn that they get back more in individual federal assistance than they pay in federal taxes. And it's similar elsewhere.
Mortgage rates fall to new low for the year, but loan volume for home buyers and refinancers also drops. Historically low mortgage rates are not enough to boost demand, says Mortgage Bankers Association.
The cost of the Iraq war was high, in lives and treasure. Families who lost loved ones can take heart that Saddam Hussein, one of the worst dictators since Hitler, is gone. But the final answer to whether this US effort was worth it still awaits history.