Mortgage Rates are at Historical Lows

According to the latest MBA weekly survey, average interest rates on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falling to just 3.19 percent – another record low in the history of MBA’s survey. The average interest rate for a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to just 2.70 percent.

The Dogs That Sniff Out 5,000-Year-Old Bones

“Some of the police cases Andrea has worked on are 30 years old,” explains Glavaš. “We both wondered how far back in time her dogs could smell.” What they did not expect was that the dogs would lead them to remains that had been buried in the eighth century B.C.

Rewinding the Charts: In 1990, Mariah Carey Had a ‘Vision of Love,’ & Her First Hot 100 No. 1

In the May 26 issue, Billboard had reviewed the song in a “New and Noteworthy” spotlight, foreshadowing the historic success that she’s since achieved: “Retro-flavored pop/R&B ballad has all the elements necessary to propel newcomer to diva status: infectious melodies, lush instrumentation and a vocal performance brimming with unbridled power and confidence.”

Spaniards took out 18.4% fewer residential mortgages in April

The average amount of capital loaned out per mortgage also fell 18.5% compared with March, when Spain entered confinement. The average mortgage value fell 9.5% by the same measure, suggesting lenders were risk-averse and borrowers less solvent or ambitious. (nL8N2D84J4)

Fontaines D.C. Push Taylor Swift From Midweek U.K. Albums Chart Summit

Coming in at No. 2 on the chart blast is Southampton punk outfit Creeper with Sex, Death & the Infinite Void (Roadrunner), their second album. It’s the followup to 2017’s Eternity In Your Arms, which went no higher than No. 18 on the U.K. survey.

Five Women Have Topped Country Airplay in 2020. What’s the Yearly Average Over the Chart’s History?

Meanwhile, the haul of Country Airplay No. 1s for women so far in 2020 follows a notable recent high on the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart: On the tallies dated April 18 and 25, the top three was populated by female acts (Morris, Barrett and Stefani) for two consecutive weeks for the […]

On the Charts: Adele Brushes Off Grammy Sound Issues to Take Number One

Justin Bieber also experienced a sales boost after a triumphant Grammy night – one that saw the singer win his first ever Grammy – as his Purpose jumped from Number Five to Number Two thanks to another 84,000 copies sold, a 15 percent increase. Rihanna, a last-minute no-show at the Grammys, remained at Number Three for a […]

Banks sanction Rs 1.36 lakh cr under ECLGS: CARE Ratings

Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) till July 29, a CARE Ratings report said on Monday.The total sanctioned amount works out to be 46 per cent of the target of Rs 3 lakh crore set up by the government while announcing the relief package for industry, especially the MSME sector, which was hit hard by […]

ICICI Bank slashes lending rates by 10 bps across tenors

ICICI Bank has reduced the marginal cost of funds-based lending rates (MCLR) by 10 basis points across all tenors. The revised rates of the bank became effective from August 1, 2020.The present MCLR for the private lender is 7.20%-7.45% as against 7.30%-7.55% earlier. Its overnight and one-year rates were slashed to 7.20% and 7.45% whereas […]

Even a small increase in the rate of positive COVID-19 tests is a ‘good predictor’ of coming surge and that states should ‘pause’ reopening, Fauci warns

When Dr Bauchner questioned him on the possibility of aerosol transmission of coronavirus – meaning the possibility that one could catch coronavirus not from a nearby coughing person, but simply by inhaling viral particles hanging in the air – Dr Fauci admitted he simply isn’t sure.