National
December 7, 2020

Alaska officials say landslide danger remains after storm

The search has been suspended for two people missing after a landslide in a small southeast Alaska community amid continued rain and the likelihood of additional slides, Alaska State Troopers said Monday.
National
December 7, 2020

Millions of hungry Americans turn to food banks for 1st time

The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation's heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work,…
National
December 7, 2020

Amid pandemic, grants keep Army veteran's business afloat

Nicole Walcott's lip started to quiver as she turned her misty gaze away from a reporter's question. "I don't want to cry on camera," the 33-year-old said when asked why she's fought tooth and nail to keep her small business open amid a pandemic that's crushing countless others.
National
December 7, 2020

Nationstar Mortgage to refund $73M to borrowers under order

Nationstar Mortgage, which operates under the brand Mr. Cooper, was ordered to repay $73 million to roughly 40,000 homeowners for repeatedly failing to provide even the most basic operations as a mortgage servicing company over four years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday.
National
December 4, 2020

Search continues for 2 missing after Alaska landslide

The search continued Friday for two people missing after a massive landslide crashed into a town in southeast Alaska, leaving a neighborhood mired in mud and felled trees stretching to the waterfront, the mayor said.
Housing
December 3, 2020

US long-term mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 2.71%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged lower this week, reaching record lows for the 14th time this year against the backdrop of the pandemic-ravaged economy.
National
December 3, 2020

Former US Rep. Barney Frank sues for unfinished work on home

Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and his husband, James Ready, are suing a construction contractor who they said abandoned the building of their home in…
Variety
December 3, 2020

Mastercard SpendingPulse: November holiday sales up 5.1%

Retail sales rose 5.1% in November, as spending on home furnishings and consumer electronics helped offset a drop in sales of clothing and at department stores, a widely watched industry gauge shows.
Home & Garden
December 1, 2020

US construction spending jumps 1.3% in October

U.S. construction spending jumped 1.3% in October, again on the strength of single-family home building.
Home & Garden
November 30, 2020

Fewer Americans sign contracts to buy homes in October

The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell for the second consecutive month as lack of available homes continues to stifle house hunters.