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Today's best mortgage and refinance rates: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Today's best mortgage and refinance rates: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

22 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Mortgage rates have fluctuated since last Wednesday - fixed rates are down, while adjustable rates are up. Refinance rates for 10, 15, and 30-year fixed...
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A Biden win and a 'blue wave' outcome could mean the Fed hikes rates sooner than expected, a Morgan Stanley portfolio manager says

A Biden win and a 'blue wave' outcome could mean the Fed hikes rates sooner than expected, a Morgan Stanley portfolio manager says

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement A Joe Biden win and a 'blue wave' in the upcoming US election could spur a hike in Federal Reserve rates earlier than anticipated, a Morgan Stanley...
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All eyes are on Tesla to see if it can keep its profit streak alive - here's what to expect from its earnings today

All eyes are on Tesla to see if it can keep its profit streak alive - here's what to expect from its earnings today

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Tesla is set to disclose its third-quarter financials on Wednesday afternoon, in what Wall Street analysts expect could be the electric automaker's most...
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Chicago Poised for Painful Choices to Close Record Budget Gap

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   3 articles

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday will lay out how she plans to close the largest budget gap in Chicago's history as Covid-19's resurgence threatens to hobble the junk-rated...
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Can the Supreme Court Be Fixed?

2 hours ago   |   The New Republic

With the likely confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett this week to the Supreme Court, conservatives will secure a majority they can use to strike down liberal legislation for years...
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Pandemic-Era Unknowns Stir Polarization

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

*Stay tuned for special Election Night editions of Balance of Power*The rancor stoked by politicians and on social media has been building across the world for some time. But...
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Covid Plus Decades of Pollution Are a Nasty Combo for Detroit

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Have acres of industrial buildup around a Motor City neighborhood left residents especially vulnerable?
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Pelosi, Mnuchin Make Another Run at Stimulus McConnell Opposes

3 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will try Wednesday to bridge remaining gaps in their talks over comprehensive coronavirus relief, blowing past...
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North Carolina scrambles to inform voters of absentee errors

5 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

Time was dwindling for thousands of North Carolina voters to fix absentee voting errors as elections officials hustled out an updated process for handling mail-in ballot...
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Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. Korea

8 hours ago   |   Star Tribune   |   2 articles

When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get easily distracted...
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Tesla is reporting earnings this week - here's why analysts predict the automaker will close in on its first-ever annual profit

Summary List Placement Here's a year-over-year doozy for you: when Tesla reported its third-quarter earnings in 2019 , it was coming off a significant second-quarter loss and... Read more ...

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