Economy

A worker carries lumber as he builds a new home in Petaluma, California. Getty Images Rising interest rates will result in a sharp drop in refinance demand in 2022, meaning a lot less business for mortgage bankers, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s just-released annual forecast. It predicts total origination volume will drop 33% to
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Federal Reserve officials could begin reducing the extraordinary help they’ve been providing to the economy by as soon as mid-November, according to minutes from the central bank’s September meeting released Wednesday. The meeting summary indicated members feel the Fed has come close to reaching its economic goals and soon could begin normalizing policy by reducing
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