US long-term mortgage rates change little; 30-year at 2.87%

U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week, continuing to hover at historically low levels By The Associated Press September 17, 2020, 5:40 PM • 1 min read WASHINGTON — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week as they hover at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday […]

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Bears GM Ryan Pace’s mistakes catch up to him amid Allen Robinson stalemate

The Bears have finished, on average, 24th in scoring during Ryan Pace’s six years as general manager. | Dylan Buell/Getty Images The Bears will have a legitimate problem fitting a splashy new contract extension for Robinson into their tight financial situation. But whose fault is that? Given how tight-lipped he likes to be about, well, […]

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Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot gets a little help to reach record 10 assists per game

The Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot is the first WNBA player to average 10 assists per game. | Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP She led the league in assists the past four seasons and owned the previous record of 9.1 per game in a season, set last year. Sky point guard Courtney Vandersloot got a little help to record […]

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US long-term mortgage rates little changed; 30-year at 2.93%

U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week, remaining at historically low levels that has sparked demand for homes By The Associated Press September 3, 2020, 3:59 PM • 1 min read WASHINGTON — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week, remaining at historically low levels that has sparked demand […]

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Dow Jones closes above 29,000 for the first time since February

The Dow Jones industrial average once again topped the 29,000 mark on Wednesday, bringing it within striking distance of an all-time high just months after sinking below 19,000. The blue-chip index has been making a steady recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic sent it plummeting 10,000 points in March. Wednesday saw it close up 1.6 percent, […]

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LAUSD enrollment down, mostly in kindergarten

Average daily attendance and overall enrollment in Los Angeles Unified School District were down slightly in the first week of distance-learning compared to years past, the district reported Monday, Aug. 31. Some of the decline was expected, but was worsened by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Austin Beutner said during his weekly briefing. The percentage […]

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Mollie Hemingway reflects on first night of RNC as being for ‘average Americans … not celebrities’

The first night of the Republican National Convention provided a platform for “average Americans” to share “the philosophy that leads them to support the Republican Party,” Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway told “The Ingraham Angle” Monday. ” I thought last week that a lot of the problems that Democrats had for the convention was related to how it was a virtual convention and the Republicans would […]

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Average US gas price remains steady at $2.25 per gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline held steady over the past two weeks at $2.25 per gallon By The Associated Press August 23, 2020, 7:08 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline held steady over the past two weeks at […]

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The TV Divide: Convention Ratings Surge on MSNBC as Fox News Dips

This week’s Democratic National Convention attracted an average nightly television audience of 21.6 million viewers, down roughly 18 percent from 2016 but still a respectable number given how many Americans have turned away from traditional TV sets in favor of online video and streams. An examination of TV viewing patterns reveals a nation that remains […]

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Meet the couple who went on wild dating show ‘Singletown’ to see other people

Natasha “Tash” Finn and Luke Louza are an average twentysomething couple who met on Tinder and have been together for almost three years. So they solidified their relationship by breaking up and dating other people on television. It’s part of “Singletown,” an HBO Max series premiering Thursday that originally aired on the UK’s ITV2. The […]

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American CEOs got a 14 percent pay raise last year, study finds

America’s leading CEOs got paid 14 percent more on average in 2019 — and their paychecks could grow again this year even amid the coronavirus pandemic, researchers say. The chief executives at the top 350 US companies by sales raked in an average of $21.3 million last year, up from about $18.7 million in 2018, […]

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Dodgers and Angels remain stark contrasts in young, reliable pitching depth

The Dodgers led the major leagues in earned-run average last season. They shed three of their starting pitchers in the winter. Of their projected five starters this season, one opted out because of coronavirus concerns, and two others have been injured. So, of course, the Dodgers lead the majors in earned-run average this season. The […]

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US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 2.88%

U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week, pushing the key 30-year loan to a record low for the eighth time this year By The Associated Press August 6, 2020, 3:52 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week, pushing […]

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Average US gas price up a penny over 2 weeks to $2.25/gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline inched up less than penny over the past two weeks to $2.25 per gallon By The Associated Press July 26, 2020, 6:15 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline inched up less than penny […]

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Can White Sox’ Tim Anderson — or someone else — make a run at a .400 batting average?

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson led the major leagues with a .335 batting average last season. | David Banks/AP In an abbreviated season, hot and cold streaks can have an exaggerated effect on batting average. When we last saw regular-season baseball, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was finishing up a breakout season in which he […]

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Lighter moments aside, Sky are serious about WNBA title in 2020

Diamond DeShields, who led the Sky in scoring with an average of 16.2 points last season, will play an integral part in the team’s success this season. | Getty “The Chicago Sky is not here on vacation,” DeShields said. “We came here to play basketball. We came here to compete for a championship.” Since WNBA […]

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Average US gas price up 2 cents over 2 weeks to $2.24/gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline increased by 2 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.24 per gallon By The Associated Press July 12, 2020, 5:11 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline increased by 2 cents over the […]

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Can Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger repeat last year’s scorching 60-game start in 2020?

Cody Bellinger’s first 60 games last season were near-historic: a .370 batting average, 20 home runs, 54 RBIs and a 1.177 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. All of which made his final 60 games somewhat head-scratching: a .257 batting average, 13 home runs, 38 RBIs and an .890 OPS. The 24-year-old outfielder still won the National League’s MVP […]

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A DNA Mix-Up Involving a Washing Machine Kept a Man in Jail for 3 Years

As washing machines go, the one that contributed to Roy Verret’s capital murder charge was pretty average. White, Whirlpool, reliable. When detectives investigating a murder in Jeanerette, La., swabbed a dark spot on the lid in January 2017, he thought they were wasting their time. “I wasn’t stressing,” Mr. Verret said in an interview. “I […]

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Dorsey quarterback Josh Coleman is showing leadership on and off the field

Josh Coleman is a junior quarterback with 4.0 grade point average who transferred from St. Bernard to Dorsey in February and got to spend a month on campus before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down classes. Now the fall football season could be delayed, and he doesn’t know when he’s going to be able to work […]

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This was the deadliest tornado in the history of the world

The United States may see the most tornadoes on average every year, but the deadliest twister in recorded history was on the other side of the globe. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the single deadliest tornado was on April 26, 1989, and struck the Manikganj district of Bangladesh. The WMO is an arm of […]

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Coronavirus: Cases in California hit new peak, deaths nearing new high

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in California climbed to a new high Thursday as the state reported more than 2,000 positive tests for the fourth time this week. The state’s total case count rose 2.8% on Thursday to 88,323 — 18% higher than last Thursday vs. 20% growth the week before that, according […]

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