Archive for August, 2010

Home prices rise in 17 cities in June

WASHINGTON Home prices rose in June for a third straight month as now-expired tax credits inspired a burst of home-buying. But prices are expected to fall through the rest of the year now that demand has faded. (13 mins ago)

Report fuels talk of QBE reshuffle

Talk of a replacement being lined up for the top job at QBE Insurance Group has reached fever pitch. (48 mins ago)

Volatility expected on threat of a double dip

MOUNTING fears of a double dip recession in the US could extend local sharemarket volatility, despite reassurances from the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, that it is ready to act if the economy continued to weaken. (41 mins ago)

The high cost of traffic crashes

The cost of motor vehicle crashes averages out to nearly $500 a year for every licensed driver in the United States in medical care and productivity losses, according to a recent study — costs that could be lowered if more states implemented seat-belt, cell-phone and drunk-driving crackdowns. (1 hour ago)

Mortgage rates hit low of 4.36%

NEW YORK – Mortgage rates fell to the lowest level in decades for the ninth time in 10 weeks as concerns grow that the economy is weakening. (15 mins ago)

Casey’s buys 26% of its shares

The repurchase program is an effort to rebuff Canadian firm Alimentation Couche-Tard’s takeover attempts. (5 mins ago)

Housing slump clouds US recovery prospects

WASHINGTON: US home sales are plunging despite rock-bottom mortgage rates as high unemployment prevents people from buying houses and threatens to curtail economy recovery. (37 secs ago)

Home sales plunge 27 pct. to lowest in 15 years

WASHINGTON Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas. (3 mins ago)

New Car Buying Checklist

In the market for a new car? Use this handy new car buying checklist and you’ll be in a better position to make the right choices. (4 mins ago)

TAYLOR: High school implements plan after being named one of state’s worst schools

TAYLOR Truman High School is not going down without a fight. (49 mins ago)