Archive for December, 2007

Existing Home Sales Sneak Up In November

Sales of previously owned homes inched up in November but that didn’t change the overall bleak picture for an ailing housing industry that has been suffering through a painful slump. (3 mins ago)

United Kingdom: Financial Tax Planning A Briefing On Topical Issues All Change We Review The Pre-budget Report And

As well as our view on the Pre-Budget Report, we analyse tax relief on overseas pensions, weigh up asset types, examine protected rights and explore annuity options. There?s also our guides to green investment, grouped pensions and life policy trusts. (60 mins ago)

Home sales hit lowest level in 12 years

WASHINGTON ? The housing market plunged deeper into despair last month, with sales of new homes plummeting to their lowest level in more than 12 years. (1 hour ago)

New-home sales hit lowest level in 12 years

The Commerce Department reported that new-home sales tumbled by 9 percent in November from October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 647,000. It was much weaker than economists were expecting. (2 mins ago)

Dollar Falls Against Euro on Slowing Growth, Bhutto’s Slaying

Dec. 27 — The dollar fell against the euro for a fifth day after government reports showed orders for durable goods excluding transportation unexpectedly declined in November and initial jobless claims rose last week. (14 mins ago)

Technology Replacement Plan Detailed For Lanesville School Board

Reports on school technology took up most of the Dec. 18 Lanesville Community School Corp.’s board of trustees meeting, with updates given by Paul Hancock, technology coordinator, and Scott Benson, maintenance director. (26 mins ago)

Japanese Stocks Rise For Third Day; Mitsubishi Ufj Leads Banks

Dec. 25 — Japanese stocks rose for a third day, led by financial shares, after a decline in interbank borrowing costs signaled a global credit-market slump is easing. (1 hour ago)

Yen Falls Against Dollar, Euro As Investors Seek Higher Yields

Dec. 24 — The yen fell to a six-week low against the dollar and dropped versus the euro as European and Asian stocks advanced, increasing demand for higher-yielding assets funded by loans in Japan. (2 mins ago)

Consumer loan and savings rates

Consumer Loan And Savings Rates A sampling of financial institutions was asked to quote the most recent lowest annual percentage rates they would charge a new loan customer with an annual income from $30,000 to $35,000 and good credit standing. (4 hours ago)

Midland tops list for lowest unemployment rate

Odessa and Midland continue to have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. The statewide unemployment rate edged up to 4.2 percent in November as the growth of non-farm jobs fell by half, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday. (2 hours ago)