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US 30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.13 percent

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:05:22 GMT2016-12-08T16:05:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the sixth straight week in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, marking new highs for the year....

The Latest: Reid bids farewell to Senate

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:35:03 GMT2016-12-08T15:35:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times EST):...

Trump's new tone on immigrant kids divides GOP

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:44:58 GMT2016-12-08T14:44:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's promise to "work something out" for immigrants brought here illegally as kids is dividing fellow Republicans, underscoring how difficult it will be for Congress to take any action on immigration, whether it's building a wall or dealing with immigrant youths....

Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:30:36 GMT2016-12-08T14:30:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?...

Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:27:15 GMT2016-12-08T14:27:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs....

Claims for US unemployment aid slide again

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:57:56 GMT2016-12-08T13:57:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer Americans signed up for unemployment benefits last week, another sign the U.S. job market remains healthy....

Claims for US unemployment benefits fall by 10,000 to 258,000

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:31:18 GMT2016-12-08T13:31:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Claims for US unemployment benefits fall by 10,000 to 258,000....

Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:21:26 GMT2016-12-08T13:21:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is naming former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration....

Trump settles on Oklahoma's attorney general to lead EPA

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:14:02 GMT2016-12-08T12:14:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for pursuing an "activist agenda."...

House to clear stopgap spending, water projects measures

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:30:17 GMT2016-12-08T09:30:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House is advancing hard-fought legislation to help Flint, Michigan, fix its lead-tainted water system and speed next year's confirmation for retired Gen. James Mattis as President-elect Donald Trump's defense secretary....