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  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate up to 4.33 pct

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week as the spring home-buying season has gotten off to a slow start. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan rose to 4.33 percent from 4.27 percent last week. The average...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.33 percent

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week at the start of the spring home-buying season.

  • Marlboro maker Altria 1Q profit falls

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited from lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement. The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris...

  • Colorado woman sues police for false imprisonment

    Updated: 10 min ago

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The Tribune reports a woman jailed for 49 days before forgery charges against her were dismissed is suing the city of Greeley, its police department and a police officer for false arrest and imprisonment. The Tribune, in a story Thursday...

  • Army: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37

    Updated: 10 min ago

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani warplanes attacked insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 37 suspected militants and wounding 18, army officials said Thursday, as authorities hold peace negotiations with the Taliban. The airstrikes pounded two...

  • Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

    Updated: 10 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday cut off Mideast peace talks and threatened to impose new sanctions against the Palestinians in response to a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions, pushing an embattled U.S. peace initiative to the brink of collapse....

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Updated: 10 min ago

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the...

  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    Updated: 12 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. While the proposal being issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration won't immediately mean changes for the popular...

  • Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

    Updated: 12 min ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain. The ranches say they are using...

  • For airlines not named United, it was a great 1Q

    Updated: 13 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring. On Thursday, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines reported record profits for the first quarter, usually...

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