Today's mortgage rates: Most rates remain unchanged, 20-year fixed rises | June 8, 2021

Check out the mortgage rates for June 8, 2021, which are trending up from yesterday. (iStock) Based on data compiled by Credible, mortgage rates have risen since yesterday. 30-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.750%, Unchanging 20-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.750%, Up from 2.625%, +0.125 15-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.000%, Unchanging 10-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.000%, Unchanging […]

Need to lower your car insurance? Here’s how to do it

You don’t have to take car insurance rate hikes lying down. (iStock) If you’ve ever had sticker shock when opening your car insurance bill, you’re not alone. Car insurance payments can creep up for a variety of reasons — a low credit score, hits to your driving record like accidents or moving violations, or even […]

El Salvador will be first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender

More On: bitcoin Jack Dorsey tweets Square’s eyeing creation of bitcoin hardware wallet Bitcoin tumbles following Elon Musk’s cryptic tweets Cops looking for pot farm instead uncover suspected electricity-stealing bitcoin mine Cryptocurrency crackdown is coming, Fed official says President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador announced over the weekend that he plans to introduce legislation that […]

Unchartered territory: What the post-pandemic economy will look like is a mystery

Markets and economists are debating the implications of another surge in US inflation to levels last seen a quarter of a century ago but the dilemma confronting investors and policymakers is whether that has any relevance within economic settings that are unprecedented in the post-war period. When the US CPI is released on Thursday it […]

Biden's tax hikes would ding the economy in the long run, study shows

Small businesses are actively opposing Biden’s tax increase proposal NFIB President and CEO Brad Close slams Biden tax plan: It will ‘grind to a halt the very fragile small business recovery’ President Biden is billing his sprawling $1.8 trillion spending proposal as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bolster the U.S. economy, but a new analysis published this week shows that […]

Finance Minister to meet heads of insurers on June 5

Discussions are also likely to be held on simplifying the procedures and documentations needed to settle claims under the schemes in a seamless and time-bound manner. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a meeting with heads of public and private sector insurers on Saturday for faster settlement of claims under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti […]

U.S. Private Sector Job Growth Far Exceeds Estimates In May

A report released by payroll processor ADP on Thursday showed private sector employment in the U.S. spiked by much more than expected in the month of May. ADP said private sector employment soared by 978,000 jobs in May after surging by a downwardly revised 654,000 jobs in April. Economists had expected private sector employment to […]

India’s services exports rise by 6.4% in May

Commerce secretary Anup Wadhawan says exports recovery ‘comprehensive’ India’s Services exports grew by 6.44% in May 2021 to $17.85 billion, while Services imports grew just 0.3% to $10 billion, as per initial estimates, Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan said on Thursday. “There is a comprehensive recovery in India’s exports with May’s numbers building on the performance […]

Buying a home that's for sale by owner? 5 tips to keep in mind

Buying a home that’s for sale by owner (FSBO) doesn’t necessarily change the process for you as the buyer, but there are a few things to keep in mind throughout the process. (iStock) Most often, homebuyers and sellers enlist the help of real estate agents to guide them through the purchase process. But some sellers […]