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Freddie Mac: “Mortgage Rates Find New Lows for 2014″

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Freddie Mac: “Mortgage Rates Find New Lows for 2014″

Friday:• At 10:00 AM ET, Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for November 2014 • At 11:00 AM, the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for December. From Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Find New Lows for 2014 Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage...
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Hotels: Occupancy Rate Finishing 2014 Strong, Best Year since 2000

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Hotels: Occupancy Rate Finishing 2014 Strong, Best Year since 2000

From HotelNewsNow.com: US hotel results for week ending 22 November The U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 16-22 November 2014, according to data from STR, Inc. In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy rose 5.5 percent to 60.7 percent. Average daily rate increased 4.1 percent...
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Bank Failure Friday: NBRS Financial, Rising Sun, Maryland,15th Failure of 2014

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Bank Failure Friday: NBRS Financial, Rising Sun, Maryland,15th Failure of 2014

This is the first bank failure since July! From the FDIC: Howard Bank, Ellicott City, Maryland, Assumes All of the Deposits of NBRS Financial, Rising Sun, Maryland As of June 30, 2014, NBRS Financial had approximately 8.2 million in total assets and 3.1 million in total deposits. … The FDIC estimates that the cost...
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Bank Failures #10 & 11 in 2014: Two Valley Banks

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Bank Failures #10 & 11 in 2014: Two Valley Banks

From the FDIC: Great Southern Bank, Reeds Spring, Missouri, Assumes All of the Deposits of Valley Bank, Moline, Illinois As of March 31, 2014, Valley Bank had approximately 6.4 million in total assets and 0.0 million in total deposits. … The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be...
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Bank Failure #9 in 2014: Slavie Federal Savings Bank, Bel Air, Maryland

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Bank Failure #9 in 2014: Slavie Federal Savings Bank, Bel Air, Maryland

From the FDIC: Bay Bank, FSB, Lutherville, Maryland, Assumes All of the Deposits of Slavie Federal Savings Bank, Bel Air, Maryland As of March 31, 2014, Slavie Federal Savings Bank had approximately 0.1 million in total assets and 1.1 million in total deposits. … The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance...
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Update: Looking for Stronger Economic Growth in 2014

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Update: Looking for Stronger Economic Growth in 2014

Six weeks ago I wrote: Comment: Looking for Stronger Economic Growth in 2014. I listed several reasons for a positive outlook, and if anything, I’m a little more optimistic now.  Here are a few reasons: 1) The apparent budget deal takes a key downside risk off the table, and reduces the impact of the...
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Cost of Living Adjustment: 1.5%, Contribution Base for 2014: $117,000

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Cost of Living Adjustment: 1.5%, Contribution Base for 2014: $117,000

With the release of the CPI report this morning, we now know the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), and the contribution base for 2014. Currently CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Here is a discussion from Social Security on the current calculation (1.5% increase) and a list of...
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