New Orleans council votes to halt some short-term rentals

The city council in tourist-friendly New Orleans voted Thursday to halt the proliferation of one type of tourist housing: short-term rentals such as those facilitated by Airbnb and Homeaway.

US average mortgage rates at 7-year highs; 30-year 4.66 pct.

May 24
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season.

A glance at US mortgage rates

May 24
Home & Garden
May 24

US home sales fell 2.5 percent in April

U.S. sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5 percent in April — with the costs of buying a home jumping and would-be buyers facing a persistent shortage of properties on the market.
Home & Garden
May 23

US sales of new homes slipped 1.5 percent in April

Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States.
Housing
May 22

Ask Brianna: I'm 18. Should I worry about my credit yet?

all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com .
National
May 21

Rauners move back to renovated Illinois governor's mansion

It's moving day for Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner, who are returning to the Illinois Governor's Mansion after $15 million in renovations on the historic home.
Home & Garden
May 21

This Week: Fed minutes, home sales, durable goods orders

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:READING BETWEEN THE LINESThe Federal Reserve releases minutes from its most…
National
May 20

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Russia probe, border; Pruitt claims

President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
National
May 19

Federal grant in Wisconsin to help protect abuse victims

A Wisconsin district attorney's office is using a $100,000 federal grant under the Victims of Crime Act to provide protection to those who've suffered domestic abuse.
National
May 19

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the Washington blame game

Deflect blame for the bad things. Take undue credit for the good things.
National
May 17

AP FACT CHECK: EPA's Pruitt and his bargain condo deal

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has falsely claimed that a man who was listed as the landlord of a bargain-priced condo Pruitt rented in Washington last year was not a lobbyist at the time. Steven Hart was in fact a registered lobbyist when Pruitt used the apartment and was working to advance the interests of an energy company with matters before the EPA.
Housing
May 17

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week, marking their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season.