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US Long-Term Mortgage Rates Fall; 30-Year Loan at 3.64%

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in 13 weeks, as financial markets roiled by U.S.-Iran conflict pushed investors toward the safety of Treasury bonds. The average rate on a 15-year mortgage declined to 3.07% fro...
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Stocks Head for Another Set of Records as Rally Continues

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher Monday as investors extended a rally that puts the major indexes on track for another record-setting day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was on pace to beat its record high close set in July. The S&P 500 is ...
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US Stocks Move Higher as China Eases Trade Tensions

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors welcomed China's move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs. Technology, health care and communication services stocks powered much of the gains for the ben...
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US Hiring Slows Amid Trade Tensions, Weaker Global Economy

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring stumbled in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of weaker global growth and widening trade conflicts. Last month's modest job gain followed a much healthier increase ...