Falling Mortgage Rates Bring Some Home Buyers Back to Market

Earlier in the pandemic, when many urbanites were leaving New York to work remotely in far-flung locations, Molly Parker Wade instead moved from the West Coast to Brooklyn to be…

Tech Layoffs Continue as Shares Fall and Interest Rates Rise

“High rates are painful for almost everyone, but they are particularly painful for Silicon Valley,” said Kairong Xiao, an associate professor of finance at Columbia Business School. “I expect more…

Maternal and infant death rates are higher in states that ban or restrict abortion, report says

CNN  —  The rates of mothers and newborn babies dying during pregnancy, at birth or postpartum are much higher in states that currently ban or restrict abortions than in states…

Abortion rates fell slightly in 2020, with most done at or before 9 weeks, says CDC

CNN  —  Both the number and rate of abortions reported in the US fell 2% from 2019 to 2020, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control…

A New Source of Economic Anxiety in Britain: Soaring Mortgage Rates

In June 2021, Monique Foulger reached a major milestone: At 30 years old, she bought her first home, a modest one-bedroom flat in Croydon in South London. Barely a year…

As the Fed Raises Rates, Worries Grow About Corporate Bonds

Another is Bed Bath & Beyond, which has struggled to compete with online retailers and to keep ahead of changing consumer tastes. That retail chain is projected to close about…

Bank of England Raises Rates the Most Since 1989 to Fight Inflation

The Bank of England’s policymakers raised interest rates on Thursday by the largest amount since 1989, intensifying their battle against inflation even as the central bank predicted that the British…

Trump’s company charged Secret Service ‘exorbitant’ hotel rates to protect the first family, House committee report says

CNN  —  The Trump Organization charged the Secret Service “exorbitant rates” – upwards of $1.4 million over four years – to protect the former President and his family at properties…

2021 US firearm homicide and suicide rates were highest since the 1990s, CDC data shows

CNN  —  US firearm homicide and suicide rates each increased by more than 8% from 2020 to 2021, according to data published Thursday in the US Centers for Disease Control…

US suicide rates rose in 2021, reversing two years of decline

Editor’s Note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 800-273-8255 to connect…