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ATLANTA | Voters raise concerns about voting machines, poll access

ATLANTA — Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz listed as her choice in Texas’ high-profile U.S. Senate race. McElrath had voted a straight ticket for Democrats, but the machine had switched her vote in the Senate race … Continue reading ATLANTA | Voters raise concerns about voting machines, poll access

WASHINGTON | US pending home sales nudged upward in September

WASHINGTON— Pending home sales rose slightly in September, but contract signings are depressed from a year ago as affordability has become a greater challenge for would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index increased 0.5 percent last month to 104.6. But over the past year, this metric declined 1 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pending home sales nudged upward in September

WASHINGTON | US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales declined 3.4 percent last month, the biggest drop in 2 ½ years, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON | Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is preparing to pull the United States out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move would escalate a trade dispute with China. The decision to pull out of the Universal Post Union was described by two administration officials who spoke … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

WASHINGTON | Push to toughen foreign lobbying law stalls amid opposition

WASHINGTON— A push to give the Justice Department more enforcement authority over the lucrative and at times shadowy world of foreign lobbying is stalled amid opposition from pro-business groups, nonprofits and privacy advocates. Organizations that range from the influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers have raised objections to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Push to toughen foreign lobbying law stalls amid opposition

WASHINGTON | US pending home sales fell in August

WASHINGTON — Pending home sales slipped in August as fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase a house, the fourth decline in the past five months. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index fell 1.8 percent last month to 104.2. This measure of contract signings has tumbled 2.3 percent in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pending home sales fell in August

Capital Bancorp, Inc. Announces Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

ROCKVILLE, MD./ SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 (STL.News) Capital Bancorp, Inc. (“Capital” or the “Company”), the bank holding company for Capital Bank, National Association, today announced the launch of its initial public offering of common stock. Capital intends to offer 1,500,000 shares of its common stock and selling shareholders intend to offer 728,736 shares of common stock. … Continue reading Capital Bancorp, Inc. Announces Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

To make college cost even more, pay by credit card

Sure, your college may allow students to pay for tuition and fees with a credit card. But, like partying the night before a midterm, it’s probably not a good idea. Paying for anything with plastic requires a plan to get rid of your balance fast. That keeps interest charges from piling up. Plus, many schools … Continue reading To make college cost even more, pay by credit card