U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected last week

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but not enough to change views of a sustained strength in the labor market….(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Source:

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Caution Rules in Best Bond Year Since '02: Credit Markets – Bloomberg

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Caution Rules in Best Bond Year Since '02: Credit Markets Bloomberg In the best year for the global bond market in more than a decade, investors were rewarded more for being cautious than for taking big risks. Fixed-income assets of all types generated an average total return of 7.6 percent, led by gains in government ……(read

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Millions of homeowners could refinance and save big

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Millions of homeowners could save big money — and possibly their homes — by refinancing to today’s historically low rates. But most don’t even apply….(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Source: Mortgage News Daily

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Tips to Get the Best Jumbo Rates

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2014 was a good year for jumbo borrowers looking for low rates. This year, however, is less certain. Mortgage experts offer tips on getting the best deal….(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Source: Mortgage News Daily

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Zillow: Case-Shiller House Price Index year-over-year change expected to slow further in November

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Wednesday: • At 8:30 AM ET, the initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for claims to increase to 286 thousand from 280 thousand. • At 9:45 AM ET, Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for December. The consensus is for a reading of 59.0, down from 60.8 in November. • At 10:00

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