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With home prices and mortgage rates as low as there are, it's an attractive time for young people to buy their first home. But many are unsure whether they can qualify for a mortgage.
To be sure, the current generation is less enthusiastic about home
ROME (AP) - Italy is finding it easier to raise money on the world's debt markets thanks to the European Central Bank's decision to help lower the borrowing costs of heavily indebted countries.
On Tuesday, the government raised €5.5 billion in a series of auctions for two-, four and 10-year
By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - The head of the European Central Bank sought Tuesday to win a skeptical German audience over to his plans to buy potentially unlimited amounts of government bonds to help the continent's most indebted states survive the financial crisis.
By MICHAEL HILLAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's congressional elections are testing the staying power of Republicans who rode a tea party wave to a House majority two years ago - as well as the resilience of Democrats striving to regain control.
Democrats are targeting
By The Associated Press
Facebook's stock has been down on 50 trading days, up on 38 and unchanged on two since its initial public offering.
Facebook began trading publicly in mid-May following one of the most anticipated stock offerings in history. The IPO priced at $38, at the top of a
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Most commodity prices dropped Monday as worries about global economic growth bubble back to the surface.
Gold, industrial metals and energy products all fell after a closely watched survey showed business confidence fell for a fifth straight month in Germany.
MIAMI (AP) - In a story Aug. 2, The Associated Press reported that three private prison companies in the U.S. have spent at least $45 million on campaign donations and lobbyists in the last decade, and that the number of illegal immigrants detained rose sharply during that period. The story said
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
TEL RIFAAT, Syria (AP) - The days are still warm across the fertile plains of northern Syria around Aleppo, but night brings a chill - an ominous harbinger of winter's approach and the deepening of the already severe humanitarian crisis gripping a country
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An undercover FBI agent has been accused in court documents of spending U.S. taxpayer dollars on prostitutes in the Philippines for himself and others during an international weapons trafficking probe last year.
Deputy Federal Public Defender
By CHARLES WILSONAssociated Press
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Eight thousand miles separate southeast Asia from the American Midwest, but when Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits an Indiana city on Tuesday, it will be a kind of homecoming.
Fort Wayne, home to one of the United States