Low Interest Rates Drive Up Mortgage Applications

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Undated) -- Mortgage applications are up two-point-eight percent this week. Falling interest rates are driving the increase. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is down to four-point-28-percent. Thirty-year FHA mortgages are down to three-point-98-percent. Refinance activity now accounts for 56-percent of all mortgage applications. That's the highest since March.

Report: September 9th Launch For Apple iPhone 6

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Undated) -- Reports say Apple will launch its new iPhone 6 less than two weeks from today. The French website Nowhere Else reports the tech giant's newest smartphone will be introduced on Tuesday, September 9th. The iPhone 6 reportedly will come with either a 4.7-inch screen or a 5.5-inch screen. It's also been reported that…

College Counseling App Admitted.ly Lands $1.2-Million

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Undated) -- The college counseling app Admitted.ly now has more than a million dollars to help students, parents and college counselors get young people into the right schools. The firm announced the funding on Tuesday. Admitted.ly has different sorts of accounts for students, parents, and counselors so all three groups can work together on prep…

Politicians’ Food Tab Takes $14.5M Bite From Donations

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- House members and candidates are taking a huge bite out of your well-meaning campaign donations. "USA Today" says they've run up a food tab of more than 14-million dollars since the beginning of 2011. Politicians and their aides log the meals in federal records as anything from big fundraising lunches to grabbing…

‘Consumer Reports’ Names Ram Diesel Best Pickup

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- A combination of toughness and fuel efficiency is what makes Chrysler's Ram 1500 the best full-size pickup truck on the market according to "Consumer Reports." The Ram with the V-6 EcoDiesel engine outscored Ford and Chevrolet in the magazines' annual ratings. It not only saved more fuel than similar pickups, averaging 20 miles-per-gallon,…