Archive for August, 2012

The Fraser Institute: Quebec Labour Market Lags Western Provinces but Outperforms Ontario and Atlantic Canada

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Aug. 30, 2012) – The performance of Quebec's labour market is far behind those found in Western Canada but exceeds that of Ontario and Atlantic Canada, concludes a new report from the Fraser Institute, Canada's l…

Putin Threat Pushes Regions Debt Costs to Records: Russia Credit

Regions such as Yaroslavl, featured on the 1,000 ruble note, are paying record rates to replace shorter-term bank loans as President Vladimir Putin warns of financial mismanagement.

What’s your property worth? Stark values drop again

Property values have once again dropped for most Stark County residents. The decline will affect how much homeowners pay in taxes and how much money governments and schools have to operate over the next three years. The Stark County Auditor’s Office wi…

Average on 30-year mortgage up to 3.66 percent

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages have risen for a fourth straight week, remaining slightly above record lows. Cheap mortgages have helped fuel a modest housing recovery this year.

Pamlico Schools remember Hurricane Irene, look to brighter school year

STONEWALL Just seven days shy of the anniversary of Hurricane Irene, Pamlico County Schools celebrated its rebound from the devastating 2011 storm and looked to a bright new year at the annual Back to School Luncheon Tuesday.

Pamlico Schools remember Hurricane Irene, look to brighter school year

STONEWALL Just seven days shy of the anniversary of Hurricane Irene, Pamlico County Schools celebrated its rebound from the devastating 2011 storm and looked to a bright new year at the annual Back to School Luncheon Tuesday.

30-year mortgages rates rise to 3.62%

Washington — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages ticked up for the third straight week, staying slightly above record lows. Cheap mortgages have helped fuel a modest housing recovery this year.

1MDB muscles into power sector

THE entry of 1Malaysia Development Bhd into the power sector will only intensify the already competitive bidding process for re-negotiations of power purchase agreements .

Gold Demand Falls To Two-year Low; India, China Weigh

The demand for gold fell to its lowest level in two years in the second quarter of 2012, as the price rise along with the economic slowdown has deterred major consumers, India and China, from buying the yellow metal, the World Gold Council said Thursday.

Number of new credit cards issued up 4% in 2nd quarter

Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows.