Homebuilders are not getting a bump from lower mortgage rates

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A contractor uses a hammer while working on townhouse under construction at the PulteGroup Metro housing development in Milpitas, California, Oct. 25, 2018. Mortgage applications to purchase a newly built home dropped 11 percent in November, compared with a year ago, according […]

Small business sees uncertainty spike as Trump bump levels off

While Main Street largely remains optimistic, a new report released Tuesday showed uncertainty among small business owners has surged. The National Federation of Independent Business’ Index of Small Business Optimism ticked 0.6 points lower to 104.7 in March, down from a recent high of 105.9 hit in January in the […]