Fed extends emergency lending for 3 more months

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, shown testifying on Capitol Hill July 17, said the Federal Reserve has extended emergency lending to the end of the year. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 28 (UPI) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the Federal Reserve approved a three-month extension of emergency lending under the Federal Reserve Act, [...]

2020-07-29T01:00:38+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Hackers attacked 130 Twitter accounts, stole private messages from 8

By Christen McCurdy  (0) Twitter announced late Friday that hackers compromised 130 accounts and downloaded private messages from eight in Wednesday's attack. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo July 18 (UPI) -- Twitter announced that a total of 130 accounts were targeted in this week's hack, and that hackers stole personal data -- including private messages [...]

2020-07-19T01:53:31+00:00July 19th, 2020|

U.S. mortgage rates fall to new record low

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Applications for loan refinancing also increased 12 percent and are 107 percent higher year-to-year, analysts said. File Photo by Alexis C. Glenn/UPI | License Photo July 15 (UPI) -- Mortgage rates have again sunk to a record low -- 3.19 percent, according to new data Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that the [...]

2020-07-16T13:31:15+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Judge halts Trump’s niece from publishing book about her uncle

By Sommer Brokaw  (1) A New York state judge Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order against publication of a book by President Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo June 30 (UPI) -- A New York state judge has halted publication of a book President Donald Trump's niece, Mary, wrote about her uncle. [...]

2020-07-01T16:57:39+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Marshals arrest 2 in Boston for aiding in Carlos Ghosn escape

By Don Jacobson  (0) Former Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn attends the French Film Festival 2018 in Yokohama, Japan on June 21, 2018. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo May 20 (UPI) -- On a Japanese extradition warrant, federal marshals arrested two Massachusetts men Wednesday who they say helped former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn evade justice [...]

2020-05-20T21:26:51+00:00May 20th, 2020|

Japan’s economy slips into recession amid pandemic

Japan's economy has slipped into a recession after posting a second straight contraction on Monday. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo May 18 (UPI) -- Japan has slipped into a recession as its economy sank for a second straight quarter, officials said Monday, making it the strongest economy to see its productivity greatly decline amid the [...]

2020-05-19T00:49:12+00:00May 19th, 2020|

Troubled JC Penney to close 242 stores in…..

By Jean Lotus  (0) JC Penney announced it would close about one-third of its 846 locations in "weaker" U.S. malls as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy strategy. Photo by Tannen Maury/UPI | License Photo May 18 (UPI) -- Big-box retailer JC Penney will close almost one-third of its U.S. store locations as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring [...]

2020-05-18T23:59:49+00:00May 18th, 2020|

Many Americans run into trouble with IRS’ new payment tracker

By Don Jacobson  (0) The phrase "payment status is not available" was trending on Twitter for hours Wednesday after the tool was activated. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo April 16 (UPI) -- A day after the Internal Revenue Service launched its stimulus payment tracking tool, many taxpayers have run into troubles and frustration. The [...]

2020-04-16T15:25:00+00:00April 16th, 2020|

Google launches ‘mobility’ project that traces human activities worldwide

By Clyde Hughes  (0) The marquee at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., is seen on March 26 on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard. The coronavirus emergency has stopped virtually all traffic in one of the busiest cities in the United States. Photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo April 3 [...]

2020-04-03T19:45:47+00:00April 3rd, 2020|

Bank of America the first to take loan applications under $2T relief bill

By Ed Adamczyk  (0) President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for a two trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. on March 27. Pool Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI | License Photo April 3 (UPI) -- Bank of America opened its online small business portal on Friday, [...]

2020-04-03T19:39:32+00:00April 3rd, 2020|