Trump halts FHA fee cut

Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Trump administration has suspended a cut in fees on FHA-insured mortgages that had been set to take effect this month. A reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s annual mortgage insurance premium had been scheduled to take place Jan. 27. In one of the first acts of the Trump administration, the cut…

Today’s best credit cards in 11 categories

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Fed: Wages and worker shortages are growing

Jennifer Boggs/Amy Paliwoda/Getty Images A report of data prepared for the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting meeting which begins at the end of this month suggests the U.S. economy is on a steady path, with prospects for further improvement. The Fed’s Beige Book shows that economic growth has been expanding at a modest pace across the Fed’s dozen districts. The…

Fiat Chrysler under investigation for Clean Air Act violations

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of many vehicles in violation of the Clean Air Act. Photo courtesy of Jeep The Environmental Protection Agency recently notified Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its U.S. division that it violated the Clean Air Act by installing undisclosed engine management software in several passenger vehicles powered by diesel engines. The…

5 key pieces of a ‘TrumpCare’ plan that could affect your health

The House on Friday voted to join the Senate in approving a budget resolution that puts GOP lawmakers and President-elect Donald Trump on a politically fraught legislative path to eventually repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature 2010 health insurance program that currently insures more than 20 million Americans. The 227 to…

Former New York Sen. Al D’Amato kicked off flight, tries to rally passengers to deplane with him

Former New York Senator Al D’Amato was kicked off a Monday night JetBlue flight after complaining about the pre-take off delay at Fort Lauderdale airport, according to witnesses. D’Amato reportedly became upset, as many other passengers were, after the flight that was initially supposed to depart just after 1:30 p.m. was delayed six separate times…

Best gas credit card: Top picks for 2017

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Student says she is being harassed for trying to bring conservative speaker to campus

SEATTLE (KCPQ) — A University of Washington student says she’s being harassed because of her efforts to bring a controversial speaker to campus. “Universities are supposed to be a place of free discussion and exchange of ideas,” student Jessie Gamble said Friday. Gamble says that freedom is being stifled through intimidation. Someone created an anonymous…

VW exec arrested for role in emissions scandal

VW executive Oliver Schmidt was arrested Saturday for his part in the Volkswagen emissions conspiracy. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen Group of America The Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt on Jan. 7 for his part in the diesel emissions scandal. He is being charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, according…