It’s refreshing, typically less intoxicating than red wine and a bright pink glass makes any table prettier.
WASHINGTON — U.S. bank earnings rose in the first three months of the year to the highest level in nearly five years and the number of troubled banks fell for the fourth straight quarter. The mostly positive first-quarter earnings released Thursday illustrate how far the banking industry has come since the 2008 financial crisis. Still, […]
Snow shrouded the Norway pines along the highway on Keyser’s Ridge near Deep Creek Lake, while the fields at 2,800 feet elevation were deep swirls. Snow-capped mountains met brilliant blue as far as the eye could see — serene, majestic, and white-cold. This was Tuesday. April 24. With spring snowstorms, it’s all about the elevation. […]
WASHINGTON — Builders began work on more office buildings, hotels and factories in March, lifting U.S. construction spending after three straight monthly declines. Construction spending rose 1.4 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Monday. It was the biggest advance since last April and was helped by a rise in spending on home-improvement projects. The […]
NEW YORK — The number of people applying for a mortgage rose last week as lower rates lured more borrowers to refinance. The Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday its overall mortgage application index increased 2.2 percent from the previous week. The refinance index rose 4.9 percent, while the purchase index slipped 3.7 percent last week. […]