By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP - AP - 1 hr 53 mins ago
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. (full story)
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There's good news and bad news for New Hampshire's low unemployment rate: It's the second-lowest in the country, but it's creating a problem for some companies that want to hire and can't find the skilled workers they need. (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors. (full story)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The most expensive lunch in the world will go on sale again next month when Warren Buffett auctions off a private meal. (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.