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Top 1% control a third of China's wealth - report

The top one percent of households in Communist‑ruled China control more than one third of the country's wealth, while the bottom 25 percent...

US jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly...

Effort to force vote to repeal Seattle minimum wage increase fails

A Seattle business group said it has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to force a...

Child tax credit: Who gets it?

The House passed a bill Friday that would gradually increase the child tax credit and make it available to higher income parents. However, the bill lets expire a provision that makes the credit available to...

Alternative funds are drawing dollars, questions

They're hot, yet many investors have no idea what they do. These mutual funds go by a few names, and it doesn't help that some are inscrutable...

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that...

House votes to simplify education tax breaks

The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students....

US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.13 percent

Average U. S. rates on long‑term fixed mortgages were stable to slightly higher this week. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable...

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 pct.

Average U. S. long‑term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie...