Food aid programs for low-income Americans are out of balance as Senate results are so close, mortgage refinancing demand plunges to lowest level since 2000

Aarti Swaminathan

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Food aid programs for low-income Americans are out of balance because Senate results are too close

The Farm Bill determines everything from agricultural subsidies to nutritional assistance programs.read more

White House anti-hunger plan enlists gig companies like DoorDash and Instacart – employees starve themselves from time to time

What role should businesses play in solving social problems such as hunger? Businesses have pledged billions of dollars to end hunger in the United States by 2030.read more

‘Dog Whisperer’ C├ęsar Millan says you can’t blame dogs for their behavior because ‘dogs don’t rationalize’

Millan spoke to MarketWatch about his new show, Better Human Better Dog, and why people love dogs.read more

‘Housing Market Shrinks in 2023’: Redfin Lays Off 13% of Staff

The real estate broker said in a company-wide memo on Wednesday that market conditions were tough and it was laying off more than 800 employees.

Mortgage refinancing demand falls to lowest level since 2000

Mortgage applications fell 0.1% in the most recent week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage is 7.14% Read More

Americans are buying more luxury cars than ever before

One of the factors driving car prices to all-time highs is that Americans are opting for more expensive cars.read more

7 little-known ways to get the most out of your credit card

If you’re not focused on debt and trying to get the most out of your card, consider these tips for freeing up money for other purposes.

Fewer people are leasing cars, and that’s impact on the used car market

Lease-off trends have short- and long-term implications for both new and used car buyers Read more

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