US kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program

In a major break with a longtime ally, the Trump administration on Wednesday said Turkey is being kicked out of an American-led fighter aircraft program because it is buying a Russian air defense system that would aid Russian intelligence.

A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan rises to 3.81%

July 18

US average long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.81%

July 18
U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of holding steady, tipped higher by expectations that the Federal Reserve could reduce interest rates soon.
National
July 17

Fed survey finds widespread concerns over trade

The Federal Reserve's latest nationwide survey released Wednesday reveals that despite growing worries about the impact of President Donald Trump's trade battles, the overall economy remained solid.
Home & Garden
July 17

Real estate agents use digital strategy to get buyers

When the internet replaced newspapers as a primary way to advertise homes and other property for sale, real estate brokers learned they had to be increasingly strategic about marketing online. That has meant adapting evolving digital marketing trends to attract people looking to buy or sell homes.
Home & Garden
July 17

As housing market wavers, brokers strategize to get buyers

The persistently slow housing market has Debra Goodwin creating cooking videos to try to sell a house. Glenn Phillips finds himself explaining to sellers the reasons why they might have to take a loss on their homes.
Housing
July 17

US home construction slips 0.9% to 1.25 million in June

U.S. home construction slipped last month as an uptick in the building of single-family homes was offset by a big drop in apartment construction.
Local
July 14

Researcher: Wisconsin foreclosure rates lowest in 2 decades

Wisconsin foreclosure rates are the lowest the state has seen in nearly two decades, according to a researcher who tracks foreclosures.
Housing
July 11

A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan steady at 3.75%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were little changed this week. The key 30-year, fixed-rate loan held steady at 3.75%.
Housing
July 11

US long-term mortgage rates little changed, 30-year at 3.75%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were mostly unchanged this week amid signals from the Federal Reserve that it is preparing to cut interest rates soon.
Home & Garden
July 10

Lawsuit: White couple evicted tenant over black visitors

A white Georgia couple evicted a white tenant because she invited a black family to the home she was renting, according to a federal lawsuit that says the landlords violated civil rights and fair housing laws.
Movies
July 10

Maine couple buys home that inspired 'The Conjuring'

A Maine couple has bought a Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the horror movie "The Conjuring."
Home & Garden
July 9

Mobile home residents hit with soaring rent after hurricanes

For eight years, James Lesane paid what he could for his mobile home lot rental every month — $150. But in February, five months after Hurricane Florence flooded the Lumberton region and shortly after Florida-based company Time Out Communities bought the park, his monthly lot rent more than tripled to $465.