NEW YORK (AP) — Energy company ConocoPhillips says it is cutting around 1,810 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in years. (full story)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018. (full story)
SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer for the International Franchise Association is arguing before a federal appeals panel that Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law unfairly treats one class of small employer differently from others. (full story)
By PAPITCHAYA BOONNGOK - AP - Tue Sep 01, 8:56AM CDT
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand's navy over an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar. (full story)
(1) Treasury Yields - The interest rate that the U.S. Treasury pays to borrow money.
(2) Bank Rates - The federal funds rate is the rate that banks pay to borrow reserves from each other in the interbank market. The prime rate is the rate that banks charge for loans to their best customers.
(3) The interest rate swap rate represents the fixed rate paid on a rate swap to receive payments based on a floating rate. Our Dollar Interest Rate Swaps page shows 1-, 5-, 10-, and 30-year rate swap charts, as well as historical rate swap data tables.
(4) Mortgage Rates - Mortgage rates are the rates that banks charge for loans to homeowners with the home used as collateral for the loan. Fixed-rate mortgage rates are fixed over the term of the loan whereas adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) vary over the term of the loan.