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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray

New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans

- Associated Press

Banks will get a break in easier rules for packaging and selling mortgage securities and fewer borrowers will have to make hefty down payments under actions taken by federal regulators.

FILE - This July 10, 2014 file photo shows a home for sale in Quincy, Mass. Freddie Mac reports on average U.S. mortgage rates for the week on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 percent

Associated Press

Average U.S. mortgage rates tumbled this week. The 30-year loan hit its lowest level since June 2013 as Treasury bond yields marked new lows amid concern over global economic weakness.

U.S.Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen read her notes at the International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting during the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Ailing global economy could lead Fed to delay hike

- Associated Press

Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that's spooked investors across the world.

Wells Fargo settles inquiry into bias against moms

Associated Press

The federal government said Thursday that it reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve allegations it discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers and women on maternity leave.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for an open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Fed officials link rate increase to economic data

- Associated Press

Federal Reserve officials agreed last month that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy's health and inflation signaled the time was right.

Recent Stories in Home & Living

Some design solutions may involve moving walls, as was done for this family kitchen. (Photograph courtesy of Case Design/Remodeling)

Bigger not always better in remodeling, DIY

- Deseret News

Smart redesign that stays within the footprint of your house can be less expensive than a large, big box addition and can have a big impact on your lifestyle.

Cover story: Streetcar fans see development following tracks

Back in your great-grandfather's day, streetcars cranked their way around Greater Washington with fairly predictable regularity. In the early 20th century, family weekends might include "riding the lines" out to amusement parks in Glen Echo, Bethesda or far Northeast, lines locals used daily to get to work, school or shopping.

Photo provided by Andersen Windows

A Craftsman-style home typically has special feature windows, such as a picture window.

Cover story: Right details on additions fit existing home style

The Washington area may be home to Democrats, Republicans, independents and Libertarians, but no matter what their political persuasion, local residents more than likely live in a conservative home.