Personal Finance Daily: Another day, another record-low mortgage rate

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Personal Finance Daily: Another day, another record-low mortgage rate

The interest rate on a 30-year-fixed mortgage loan hit a new record low this week. So why did the pending-home-sales index drop 30% in May? That is, why aren’t people buying homes? (6 hours ago)

Google to Add Pay to Cover a Tax for Gays

Google will raise the salaries of gay and lesbian employees whose partners receive domestic partner benefits, to compensate them for a tax they pay that heterosexual married couples do not. (1 hour ago)

Oil Data: Table Of June 20 – June 26 Japan Paj Inventory Data

OIL DATA: Table Of June 20 – June 26 Japan PAJ Inventory Data (12 mins ago)

Exclusive: Tyra Banks Picks Demand as America’s Next Top Digital Business Model

Well-known modeling icon Tyra Banks has struck a partnership with Demand Media to create a new digital content brand focused on fashion and beauty. The deal between the Santa Monica-based digital content maker and Banks’ beauty and entertainment company Bankable Enterprises will include the development of a Web site, online video offerings and mobile applications. (42 mins ago)

Seven ways to see the world in a new light

If you want to discover new business possibilities, you need to change the way you look at things (1 hour ago)

NewsWatch: G-20 leaders to discuss economy

The U.S., Europe and other G-20 countries are expected to spend Saturday and Sunday sparring over the proper timing for withdrawing fiscal stimulus packages, the need to rebalance global growth and the necessity for banks to hold more capital as a cushion against future economic disasters. (6 hours ago)

Marketwatch Top 10 Stories Of The Week, June 21-25

MarketWatch Top 10 Stories Of The Week, June 21-25 (2 hours ago)

Rim 1q Eps Beat Street; Revenue Disappoints

BlackBerry-maker RIM posted mixed first-quarter results on Thursday sending shares lower in after-hours trading. (2 hours ago)

Vanguard’s free ETF trades a big early hit

Vanguard appears to have a hit on its hands. The index mutual fund pioneer is seeing a strong initial response to its offer of commission-free trades in its exchange-traded funds, a fast-growing business where Vanguard is playing catch-up. (3 hours ago)

H.b. Fuller 2q Profit Slides, Beats Street

H.B. Fuller posted better-than-expected earnings and revenue and boosted its sales growth forecast for the full year. (2 hours ago)