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Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row | CNN Business

Mortgage rates fell again this week, after plunging nearly half a percentage point last week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.58% in the week ending Nov. 23, down from 6.61% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen for most of 2022, boosted …

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Chicken prices are finally starting to come down.  You can thank busy roosters |  CNN Business

Chicken prices are finally starting to come down. You can thank busy roosters | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Over the past year, while some meat prices have fallen, chicken prices have remained stubbornly high. High demand, supply issues and even breeding issues with underperforming roosters kept the pressure on. The supply shortage has even prompted some restaurants, like Wingstop, to experiment with less popular items like thighs. But …

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Everyone from the veterinarian to the hairdresser is raising prices.  And there's no relief in sight |  CNN Business

Everyone from the veterinarian to the hairdresser is raising prices. And there’s no relief in sight | CNN Business

Minneapolis CNN Business — When Teri Byrd opened her 4 Paws veterinary clinic in Vashon, Washington four years ago, her goal was to grow the business. And she succeeded – at first. But Covid has disrupted his business as it has for many others. After the first pandemic closures, his business was helped by federal …

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Home sales in the United States fall for the 9th consecutive month in October |  CNN Business

Home sales in the United States fall for the 9th consecutive month in October | CNN Business

U.S. home sales fell for the ninth straight month in October as soaring mortgage rates and high prices pushed buyers out of the market. Sales of existing homes — which include single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops — were down 28.4% in October from a year ago and 5.9% from September , according to a …

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Mortgage rates plunge, biggest weekly drop since 1981 |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates plunge, biggest weekly drop since 1981 | CNN Business

Editor’s note: Freddie Mac, which has tracked weekly average mortgage rates since 1971 and has periodically made changes to its primary mortgage market survey, changed the source of its data effective November 17, 2022. Instead of surveying lenders, weekly results will be based on applications received from lenders that are submitted to Freddie Mac. Learn …

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Retail sales jumped 1.3% in October as consumers continued to spend despite inflation |  CNN Business

Retail sales jumped 1.3% in October as consumers continued to spend despite inflation | CNN Business

Minneapolis CNN Business — US shoppers spent more in October, showing continued resilience amid still-high inflation and an early start to the holiday shopping season. US retail sales rose 1.3% in October, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. It’s the biggest monthly gain since February and better than 1% economists had expected. consumer spending was flat …

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Britain brings back austerity.  Here's why |  CNN Business

Britain brings back austerity. Here’s why | CNN Business

London CNN Business — The last time a UK finance minister revealed tax and spending plans, the markets went haywire and the country’s prime minister eventually lost her job. The new government is not looking for repeat performance. On Thursday, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is due to unveil a budget that will aim to restore confidence …

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Inflation is cooling and Wall Street is loving it |  CNN Business

Inflation is cooling and Wall Street is loving it | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Inventories were mostly higher on Tuesday after the US government announced that wholesale prices rose at a much less dramatic pace than expected. The news comes just days after another report showed the pace of consumer price increases was also slowing. The Dow was flat midday, having given up much …

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Another Key Economic Report Shows Inflationary Pressures Easing |  CNN Business

Another Key Economic Report Shows Inflationary Pressures Easing | CNN Business

Minneapolis CNN Business — A key measure of inflation, wholesale prices, rose 8% in October from a year earlier, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although still historically high, this is the smallest increase since July last year and significantly better than expected. It’s the second inflation report this month …

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