• US average rate on 30-year home loan falls to 3.69 percent

    Yesterday

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage fell for a second straight week, edging closer to historically low levels at the start of the spring home-buying season.

  • Rosetta Stone President and CEO Swad resigns

    Yesterday

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Rosetta Stone President and CEO Stephen Swad has resigned, effective April 1, and is stepping down from its board. Rosetta Stone Inc. said Thursday that director A. John Hass, 49, will serve as interim president and CEO. Swad will serve as an adviser for an...

  • Jersey shore pier where coaster fell into sea to be rebuilt

    Yesterday

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey shore amusement pier that became an iconic image of Superstorm Sandy when the storm knocked its roller coaster into the ocean will be rebuilt — on dry land and not over the surf. The owners of the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights have...

  • From the venue to the menu, how to save on wedding food

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weddings have a way of getting expensive: any detail of a ceremony or reception or party can be blown out to epic proportions. But the good news is that whatever your price range, there always opportunities to save money. Here are some ways to lower the cost of...

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.69 percent

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, edging closer to historically low levels at the start of the spring home-buying season. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

  • Steelers stadium keeps Heinz Field name despite Kraft merger

    Yesterday

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' football stadium will keep the name Heinz Field despite the company's planned merger with Kraft Foods Group. Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co. says if the merger announced Wednesday is approved, the new company will be Kraft Heinz Co. But...

  • Fred's reports 4Q loss, adjusted earnings match expectations

    Yesterday

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fred's Inc. booked an $8.2 million fourth-quarter loss as a rise in expenses countered a small sales gain, and the discount retailer continued working to improve its performance. The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said Thursday that its loss totaled 22 cents...

  • Scholastic reports wider 3Q loss

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scholastic reported a wider fiscal third-quarter loss than a year ago, even as the popularity of its Minecraft video game guides and other children's books helped lift revenue. Scholastic's children's book unit reported Thursday a 7 percent increase in revenue, thanks...

  • Bleisure: Korean barbecue, karaoke for biz travelers to NYC

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is a 24/7 kind of place. That makes it easy for business travelers to squeeze a little sightseeing in after a day of meetings. Take in a Broadway show and late dinner, or a nighttime view from Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building or Times Square. The...

  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi paid $19.1 million in 2014

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was given a pay package worth $19.1 million in 2014 after the snack-and-beverage maker said it met or beat its own financial targets for the year. The compensation for Nooyi represents a 45 percent jump from the previous year's pay of $13.2...

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