Archive for May, 2014

Govt attacks on lowest paid just keep on coming – SFWU

Quot;The Government has put the boot into low income workers again," said Service and Food Workers Union cleaning sector spokesperson Jill Ovens today.

Scotiabank lowers its fixed five-year mortgage rate to 2.97 per cent

TORONTO – Scotiabank is the latest lender to create waves in the mortgage market after lowering its special fixed five-year rate to 2.97 per cent, the lowest fixed rate among the big banks.

Abortions rate reaches 11-year low

The rate of abortions in Scotland fell to its lowest level for more than a decade last year.

Homeowners 'fearful' of rates rise

More than one in three homeowners fear that a rise in interest rates will push them into financial difficulties, a report has warned.

Consumer sentiment slumps after federal budget announcement

Consumer confidence has tumbled to its lowest level in nearly three years after the Federal Government's budget.

Unemployment rates below 6 pct. in 25 US states

WASHINGTON Unemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S. states last month, and half the states now have rates below 6 percent. The figures are a sign of widespread, if slow, improvement in the nation's job market.

Drop in rates spurs rise in mortgage refinancing

Mortgage applications edged slightly higher last week, as rates fell to their lowest level since November.

States With the Lowest Corporate Income Tax Rates

The nation's most tax-friendly states for business owners include Nevada, South Dakota and Wyoming.