Milwaukee ends contracts with company after racist displays

Milwaukee officials are terminating two contracts with a construction company whose employees were photographed displaying a Ku Klux Klan sticker and openly brandishing firearms in a majority black neighborhood.

Mortgage rates rise: 30-year hits 4.04 percent

January 18

Long-term mortgage rates rise: 30-year hits 4.04 percent

January 18
Interest rates on long-term home loans rose this week to the highest level in months.
Housing
January 18

US home construction tumbled 8.2 percent in December

Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses.
Housing
January 17

US homebuilder sentiment slips; outlook remains positive

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable ahead of the spring homebuying season.The National…
Home & Garden
January 16

Energizer spends $2 billion to add Rayovac brand

Energizer will spend $2 billion in cash to acquire the battery and lighting assets of Spectrum, adding the Rayovac brand to its battery and lighting division.
Housing
January 15

This Week: UnitedHealth, industrial production, housing data

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:HEALTHY RUNWall Street expects the nation's largest health insurer capped 2017…
Home & Garden
January 13

Doctor, elderly couple, 6-year-old among mudslide victims

A doctor and his daughter who died in the arms of her brother were among the 18 people killed in devastating mudslides that brought tragedy and sorrow to the idyllic coastal community of Montecito, California.
Nation
January 12

Wall Street's Goldman Sachs to offer home improvement loans

Wall Street's best known investment bank is looking to help you renovate your bathroom.Goldman Sachs will start offering home improvement loans to borrowers this month,…
Nation
January 12

Wall Street's Goldman Sachs to offer home improvement loans

Wall Street's best known investment bank is looking to help you renovate your bathroom.
National
January 11

Trump-branded condo tower sues for right to erase his name

There was a time when brassy letters spelling "Trump" had money-making allure. But now the board of a 376-unit luxury condominium tower on Manhattan's West Side is asking a court to declare that it has the right to yank President Donald Trump's name off the building if enough residents decide they don't like his politics.
National
January 11

Lawmakers kill effort to expand California rent control

An effort to expand rent control in California died Thursday in a legislative committee after four hours of testimony as hundreds of landlords and renters raucously chanted from the hallway outside.
Housing
January 11

Average 30-year mortgage rates rise to 3.99 percent

The cost of borrowing money to buy a home rose slightly this week, but remains historically low.