TEXAS | AG Paxton Leads 10-State Brief Supporting Legislative Immunity in Arkansas Supreme Court Case

Austin, TX Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a 10-state friend-of-the-court brief supporting Arkansas in its legal fight to preserve the venerable principle of legislative immunity that first appeared in the English Bill of Rights of 1689 and was incorporated into our Constitution at the founding to ensure that legislators can do their jobs without … Continue reading TEXAS | AG Paxton Leads 10-State Brief Supporting Legislative Immunity in Arkansas Supreme Court Case

WASHINGTON | Trump taps VA chief of staff to run agency on acting basis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump named the chief of staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs to lead the agency on an acting basis on Wednesday while the president’s nominee awaits Senate confirmation. The White House said Trump had designated Peter O’Rourke to serve as acting VA secretary, effective Tuesday. Trump tapped acting VA … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump taps VA chief of staff to run agency on acting basis

TRELORA Report: Seattle Metro Homeowners Paid $2.26 Billion in 2017 Real Estate Commissions

SEATTLE/ May 30, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — TRELORA, a technology-powered real estate company pioneering how people buy and sell residential real estate, today released its 2018 Commissions Report, which highlights the top 10 real estate markets overpaying in commissions across the nation. The city of Seattle ranks second in the nation, with $468 million wasted on … Continue reading TRELORA Report: Seattle Metro Homeowners Paid $2.26 Billion in 2017 Real Estate Commissions

LISBON, Portugal | Germany’s Merkel arrives in Portugal with EU on agenda

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Portugal for a 24-hour official visit during which she will discuss the European Union’s future with local officials. Merkel flew Wednesday to the northern Portuguese city of Porto, where she was met by Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa. She was due to inaugurate a … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Germany’s Merkel arrives in Portugal with EU on agenda

NEW YORK | Banks help US stocks higher as Italian worries ease

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday morning, recovering some of the ground they lost the day before, as investors hope Italy might be able to avoid a new round of elections. Banks are rising along with bond yields after outsize losses a day ago. Big dividend payers are lagging the market, also … Continue reading NEW YORK | Banks help US stocks higher as Italian worries ease

PHILADELPHIA | Meek Mill back in court fighting for new trial and new judge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill is back in a Philadelphia courtroom, hoping to get his appeal moved to a different judge and get a new trial. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Mill’s release from prison last month where he was serving a two- to four-year sentence on a probation violation related to a decade-old … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Meek Mill back in court fighting for new trial and new judge

Housing Prices Hit New Highs, but Show Signs of Deceleration, Realtor.com® May Housing Data Indicates

SANTA CLARA, Calif./ May 30, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — U.S. home prices hit an all-time high of $297,000 and sold faster than ever before in May – in a mere 55 days – but the market also showed hints of slowed momentum, according to the realtor.com® May 2018 monthly housing trend report. Realtor.com® data showed inventory … Continue reading Housing Prices Hit New Highs, but Show Signs of Deceleration, Realtor.com® May Housing Data Indicates