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Finance

Mortgage refinance demand plunges 13% as interest rates climb toward two-year high

A home for sale in Susanville, CA. Gary Coronado | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Rising interest rates are causing big headaches for mortgage lenders, especially those who depend most on refinance business. Demand is simply drying up. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($ 647,200 or […]

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Gaming

Call of Duty: Warzone’s CoD Ghosts Cosmetics Should Be The First Step Toward A Sequel – GameRant

Call of Duty: Warzone’s CoD Ghosts Cosmetics Should Be The First Step Toward A Sequel  GameRant Read more here “call of duty” – Google News

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Finance

The Federal Reserve is expected to take a very big step toward its first rate hike

The Federal Reserve is expected to announce a dramatic policy shift Wednesday that will clear the way for a first interest rate hike next year. Read more here US Top News and Analysis

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Finance

House takes key step toward raising the debt ceiling as deadline draws closer

The House passed a bill that would allow the Senate to raise the debt ceiling with a simple majority vote. Read more here US Top News and Analysis

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US

Volcanic ash from 1912 being blown toward Alaska island

It’s 109 years old, but this volcanic ash is still causing problems. Read more here New York Daily News

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UK

The UN’s George Floyd Resolution is a Vital Step Toward International Accountability

More than one year after the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, it is clear that international accountability is critical to complement and bolster domestic efforts to dismantle systemic racism in law enforcement in the United States. Last month, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released a […]

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US

Millions of people face life-threatening storm surge and heavy winds and rains as Tropical Storm Elsa moves north off the coast toward Florida’s Big Bend area

Elsa is churning off the western coast of Florida with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph as it moves north on a collision course with the Big Bend region, where it is expected to make landfall late Wednesday morning or early in the afternoon. The storm was about 50 miles southwest of Cedar Key Wednesday […]

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US

Hurricane Elsa races toward Haiti, could hit Florida; storm threatens to unleash landslides

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hurricane Elsa raced toward Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday, where it threatened to unleash flooding and landslides before taking aim at Cuba and Florida. The Category 1 storm was located about 110 miles (175 kilometers) east-southeast of Isla Beata, Dominican Republic and was moving west-northwest at 31 mph (50 kph). […]

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Sports

MLS looks into alleged racial abuse toward Timbers player

Coach Giovanni Savarese said after the team’s game Friday an opposing player directed a “discriminatory word” at Timbers midfielder Diego Chara. PORTLAND, Ore. — Editors Note: The video in the player above is from a story that aired in April 2021. Major League Soccer is investigating allegations of racial abuse directed at Portland Timbers midfielder Diego […]

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Business

The Pentagon Inches Toward Letting AI Control Weapons

Last August, several dozen military drones and tank-like robots took to the skies and roads 40 miles south of Seattle. Their mission: Find terrorists suspected of hiding among several buildings. So many robots were involved in the operation that no human operator could keep a close eye on all of them. So they were given […]