White House may create monument to gay rights: Washington Post May 3, 2016 06:12PM

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is set to declare the first national monument recognizing the contributions of the U.S. gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, the Washington Post said on Tuesday.

The monument would designate a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement, the Post said, without citing a... (continue reading...)


Zillow Mortgages Reports 5 bps Drop in 30-Year Fixed Rate to 3.44% May 3, 2016 02:07PM

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.44 percent, down 5 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage fell early in the week, then hovered around 3.45 percent before dipping to the current rate.

“Mortgage rates fell after last Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee statement, reversing their gains of the previous week,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week all eyes will be on... (continue reading...)


U.S. rule would shield failed banks from hedge funds in future crisis May 3, 2016 01:41PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Big U.S. banks would have greater protection from hedge funds in a future financial crisis under a Federal Reserve proposal released on Tuesday to require that some investors wait 48 hours before cutting ties with failing lenders.

The two-day pause is meant to prevent a chaotic unraveling of investments like what was seen during the 2008 financial crisis and failure of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

At the time,... (continue reading...)


Trump drubs Cruz in Indiana, looks like Republican favorite May 3, 2016 06:05AM

By Ginger Gibson and Alana Wise

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Reuters) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump scored an important victory over rival Ted Cruz in Indiana on Tuesday, a win that moves him close to being unstoppable in his march to the party's presidential nomination.

The New York billionaire was quickly projected to be the winner by television networks shortly after polling places closed in the Midwestern state. Trump was on track to take... (continue reading...)


Apple employee died of self-inflicted gunshot wound: police Apr 28, 2016 07:55PM

By Dan Whitcomb

(Reuters) - The Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) employee found dead at the company's California headquarters committed suicide, dying of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, police said on Thursday.

The victim, who was found on Wednesday deceased in a conference room at Apple's campus in Silicon Valley, was identified as 25-year-old Edward Thomas Mackowiak of Santa Clara, California.

"The Medical Examiner determined... (continue reading...)


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