The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the US rose from 4.61% to 4.66% last week, the highest figure in seven years. Higher monthly payments resulting from the increase might be dragging down home sales, although economists say tight supply is the main reason.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose rules authorizing broker-dealers to make public research on exchange-traded funds, mutual funds and closed-end funds. The proposal would implement a law Congress passed last year.
The Federal Reserve is expected to respond to legislation that rolls back aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act by relaxing requirements for regional banks, while keeping power to supervise them through stress tests. Chairman Jerome Powell said he wants to subject regional banks to "meaningful, strong, regular, periodic stress tests."
A federal goal of having people with intellectual and other "targeted" disabilities make up 2% of the government workforce has become more distant. The latest report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission puts the figure at 1% for 2015, slightly under the 2003 mark of 1.05%.
A federal judge has ruled that it's illegal for President Donald Trump to block Twitter users because of their political views. The ruling finds that blocking people for differing viewpoints violates the First Amendment.
A California appeals court on Wednesday rejected state Attorney General Xavier Becerra's appeal of a decision that struck down a state law giving doctors permission to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill people. The lower court ruled the law should not have been passed during a special session focused on health care spending.
We spend too much time trying to motivate different generations based on what we think they value, writes Susan Fowler. "Instead of trying to 'motivate' millennials based on their programmed values, try a different approach: Help individuals develop conscious and meaningful values," she writes.
Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018
Hear from copyright law experts on the front lines as they discuss copyright's evergreen basics along with recent case law reflecting the remarkable developments in this dynamic practice. This PLI program, taking place on June 13 in Chicago, June 28 in New York, and July 9 in San Francisco and via Live Webcast, will feature a new segment that will address digital content streaming, including cross-border streaming, contributory liability, and more.
USPTO Withdraws CAFC Brief, Actively Considering PTAB Practice
Is the Patent Office having second thoughts about inter partes review thanks to new Director Iancu? Our first real evidence of that may be found here on PLI's Patent Law Practice Center.
Spain's Madrid is famous for its top-tier museums such as the Reina Sofia and the Prado, but there are plenty of not-so-famous attractions travelers should visit. Travelers can row a boat on Retiro Park's lake, view the expansive city from the Faro de Moncloa observation tower and feel like a soccer player touring the Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Cayos de Villa Clara, which consists of the islands of Ensenachos, Las Brujas and Santa Maria, is perfect for travelers seeking rest and relaxation in Cuba. Travelers can spot flamingos and other birds at the Buenavista Biosphere Reserve, enjoy the sounds of the Conga La Salsa Band in the town of La Estrella and take a stroll along the beach at the Dhawa hotel.
Men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet, perhaps, as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of.