Mortgage rates edge higher, after five weeks of declines

Mortgage rates edged higher last week, the first increase after five weeks of declines. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91% in the week ending June 15, up from 3.89%, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.18%, up from 3.16%, while the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged […]

An act that Labour must repeal to save higher education

Students and academics demonstrate against tuition fees and cuts in central London in November, 2016. ‘Higher education fees have been catastrophic for social mobility’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo We commend the Labour party for calling for the end of the current £9,000 student tuition fee-and-loans regime for higher and further […]

HSBC shares heading 9% higher after appointment of new chairman: Analyst

Shares of Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, could climb after the company said current AIA chief Mark Tucker will take over as chairman, with its Hong Kong listing potentially hitting 70 Hong Kong dollars per share, one analyst told CNBC. By noon HK/SIN, HSBC shares in Hong Kong were 2.22 percent […]

EA Posts Unexpected Profit on Higher Game Downloads

Video-game publisher Electronic Arts Inc, known for titles such as FIFA and Star Wars Battlefront, reported an unexpected first-quarter profit, helped by higher downloads of its games. The company’s digital business, where players download digital versions of games, generates higher margins than sales of physical discs. EA’s shares initially rose […]

New era may want to help hit upon Gravitational Waves higher

Researchers have advanced a new era that ambitions to make the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) even more touchy to gravitational waves – faint ripples in area-time. The team from Massachusetts Institute of era (MIT) and Australian national university record onenhancements to what’s known as a squeezed vacuum source. […]