Canada Goose reports secondquarter profit up raises outlook for full year

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:GOOS) TORONTO — Canada Goose Holdings Inc. beat expectations as it reported a second-quarter profit of $49.9 million and raised its outlook for growth for the year.The luxury parka maker says the profit amounted to 45 cents per diluted share for quarter ended Sept. 30 compared with a profit of $37.1 million or 33 cents per diluted share a year ago.Revenue in what was the company’s second quarter totalled $230.3 million, up from $172.3 million in the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, Canada Goose says it earned 46 cents per diluted share in the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of 29 cents per diluted share a year ago. Analysts had expected a profit of 26 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.In its outlook, Canada Goose says it now expects annual revenue growth of at least 30 per cent compared with its earlier forecast for at least 20 per cent.The company also expects annual growth in its adjusted net income per diluted share to be at least 40 per cent compared with its earlier guidance of at least 25 per cent. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Verizon 2Q Earnings Snapshot

NEW YORK (AP) _ Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $3.94 billion.On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had net income of 95 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.23 per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share.The largest U.S. cellphone carrier posted revenue of $32.07 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Eighteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $32.4 billion.Verizon shares have declined almost 2% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 19%. The stock has risen almost 7% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on VZ at https://www.zacks.com/ap/VZae???The Associated Press read more

Badgers face No 1 Ravens in semifinal showdown

The two highest scoring basketball teams in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) clash Wednesday night in Ottawa as the Brock Badgers face off against the No. 1-ranked Carleton Ravens in the OUA semifinals.The Ravens (91.3 points per game), host the Badgers (87.3 ppg) at 8 p.m. in a game being stream lived on OUA.tvABOUT THE BADGERS (16-8):The Badgers placed second in the OUA West and won back-to-back playoff games over Lakehead (87-83) and Western (89-88) and have come a long way since losing 86-46 at Carleton on Nov. 23.“Carleton is a very disciplined team defensively, and they capitalize on their opponents’ mistakes,” said Badgers guard Tyler Brown, who scored the game-winner against Western Saturday afternoon. “What we have to do is stick to our game plan. We have to play at our pace, not let them speed us up and we have to execute on both ends of the floor.”Brock is led by a strong core of senior players consisting of shooting guard Johneil Simpson (20.5 ppg, fourth in OUA), forward Cassidy Ryan (18.3 ppg, 5.8 rebounds per game) and Brown (third in OUA with 5.2 assists per game). Third-year centre Daniel Cayer is fifth in the league with 8.8 rebounds per game.ABOUT THE RAVENS (22-1):The Carleton Ravens are currently ranked No. 1 in the country and have dropped only one game this season, a 78-74 home loss to Ryerson, on Jan. 26. Carleton averages 95.3 points per game, however the Ravens are not taking the Badgers for granted.“We have to prepare for their intensity that they’re going to come out with,” Ravens guard Isiah Osborne told goravens.ca. “They have a lot of fifth years, and this could be their last game if they lose, so we have to be ready for that.”Carleton’s top scorer, third-year forward Eddie Ekiyor, led the OUA in shooting (63.8 per cent). The Ravens defeated the Queen’s Golden Gaels 80-63 in the quarter-finals on Feb. 23. read more

NFL draft Noah Brown selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh

OSU sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown (80) makes a leaping grab during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Northwestern on Oct. 29. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisThe Dallas Cowboys selected former Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown in the seventh round with the 239th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.Brown is the seventh former OSU player selected in this year’s draft. He is the third former Buckeye on the offensive side of the ball to be selected. The big-bodied 6-foot-2, 222-pound wideout was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection his final season for the Buckeyes.In 2016, his redshirt sophomore season and final year as a Buckeye, Brown caught 30 passes, the second-most on the team, for 402 yards, a 12.6-yard average. He caught seven touchdowns.Brown excited OSU fans and impressed NFL teams when he caught five passes for 72 yards, scoring four times against Oklahoma in the third game of the 2016 season. But Brown caught just two touchdowns in the remaining 10 games.Before the 2016 season, Brown played in 13 games, all during his freshman season, but caught just a single pass. In fall camp, prior to his second season in Columbus, Brown suffering a broken left leg that would keep him out the entire season, allowing OSU to use a redshirt.Brown’s 19 reps on the bench press at the NFL combine tied him for the second-most among wide receivers in this draft class.This marks the third year in a row a Buckeyes receiver was drafted. In 2015, Devin Smith and Evan Spencer were taken by the New York Jets and Washington Redskins, respectively. Michael Thomas and Braxton Miller were drafted by the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans, respectively, in 2016.Brown joins former Buckeyes running backs Ezekiel Elliot and Rod Smith in Dallas.Brown will begin his NFL career in Dallas on September 10 when the Cowboys take on the New York Giants. read more

Geek deals save 40 on 120GB Intel 320 series SSD

first_imgThe SSD market has moved pretty fast over the last couple years. One of the catalysts for this acceleration was the entrance of a silicon giant into the industry: Intel. With a huge manufacturing capacity, Intel’s step into the SSD market really kicked off the competitive race to cheaper, better SSDs. They are no longer as dominant as they were with the first generation of SSDs, like the X-25M, but but they are still very much a force to be reckoned with and they have a few fine offerings available.While Intel’s SSDs are indeed some of the more popular and desired drives, this is not necessarily because they are the 100% best performing drives on the market. Rather, Intel’s goal with their consumer-level SSDs has been to improve the cost-per-GB of storage and they’ve been aggressively chipping away at that goal.Now on their third generation of mainstream SSDs, Intel’s 320 Series brings even smaller transistors, more bytes for your buck, and of course better performance to boot. This deal on the 120GB 320 Series model SSDSA2CW120G3K5 includes a $25 mail-in rebate and $15 instant savings to produce a $169 price tag that is more than $40 cheaper than other reputable retailers. It’s not quite at the $1-per-GB threshold that everyone so desperately wants to see, but it’s getting there, and $1.40-per-GB really isn’t too bad considering the performance you are getting and the fact that this drive has been out under a year.Being a retail box kit, this unit includes a mounting kit for those wanting to pop this into a desktop. It also includes a stellar five year warranty, should anything happen to your pricey SSD. The mail-in rebate expires TOMORROW, so be sure jump on this deal if you’ve been itching for a new Intel SSD.Visit Logic Buy for Intel’s 320 series SSD.last_img read more

Learn the Key to Saving a Field from Unnecessary Insect Damage in

first_imgWhat’s the key to saving a field from unnecessary insect damage? Find out from the experts in the latest ASA Educational Podcast, sponsored by Syngenta.Brown marmorated stink bugs have the capacity to significantly harm soybeans by feeding on a plant’s reproductive tissues. The insect is becoming more widespread throughout the U.S. (Image from David R. Lance, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org)”Depending on environmental conditions, insect pressure in soybean fields varies each year,” said Syngenta Agronomic Service Representative Troy Griess. “Since heavy insect presence can put both soybean health and yield in jeopardy, it’s important for growers to actively prepare and scout for pests to minimize damage and preserve yield potential. When insect populations reach economic thresholds, insecticide applications may be necessary.”Listen to the podcast now.last_img read more

Hundreds of gallons of gas spill behind Miami business

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Crews are working to clean up a major gasoline spill in Miami.According to City of Miami Fire Rescue, hundreds of gallons of gas spilled from a tanker truck that was parked behind Jet Ski of Miami, located along Northwest 39th Street and 29th Avenue.Hazmat crews were called to the scene just after 10:30 p.m., Thursday.There were no injuries reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Penton Buys UKBased Highline

first_imgPenton announced today that it has acquired Highline LP, a company based outside of London that provides data and sales information for the business and commercial aviation markets. The two companies have been partners for about sixteen years, with Highline providing its data for Penton’s AC-U-KWIK brand, a directory of airports, fixed-base operators (FBOs) and the various suppliers that support the aviation market—fuel suppliers, maintenance, catering and so on. Highline, which employs about five people, also runs airportdata.aero, an information and data product that more specifically serves the commercial and cargo markets, and the deal will tie this product more closely to Penton’s two commercial/cargo brands Air Transport World and SpeedNews. This aspect was also a key driver to make the acquisition. The data that’s developed by airportdata.aero can be packaged and sold to the Aviation group’s advertisers and readers. Plus, with all of the support operations serving airports, there’s likely other verticals within Penton that may be able to leverage that data in other, more tangential markets.   The terms of the deal were not released, but observers estimate the sale price below $5 million.last_img read more

Breakfast offered in Sitka School District for all students

first_imgIt’s often called the most important meal of the day but sometimes kids don’t get the chance to eat breakfast before heading to class. Sitka School District wanted to change that this year and started offering breakfast for all students.Students and staff walk through the hallway at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School in Sitka. (Photo by Ed Ronco/KCAW) It’s parfait day at Sitka High School and dozens of students have showed up early to grab a bite to eat before the first bell.One is junior Niki Jeter.“It’s really good—yogurt berries, granola, yeah,” Jeter says.She says it’s nice to be able to have the option to get breakfast at school, and to have a quick meal in case she’s in a rush and doesn’t get to eat at home.“Instead of going to my class hungry and like waiting for lunch to come, and just thinking about when is lunch coming up, it’s nice.”And that’s the idea. This is the first year the high school has offered breakfast and that Sitka School District has offered it to students at all five of its schools.Cassee Olin is the district’s business manager. She says in the past few years the district office received requests from principals to provide breakfasts for kids.“There’s actually a saying in the Alaska School Nutrition Association,” Olin says. “It’s not nutrition unless they eat it and they need to have brain food at the beginning in order to do what they need to do. We try to make sure they’re fed in the mornings and at lunch and  get a good balanced meal so they can perform to what they need to be good successful students.”With the precarious state of Alaska’s budget, food service is one line item Olin is not worried about. Both breakfast and lunch are funded by federal programs, which cover and subsidize food for low-income students. Olin says the district breaks even on the meals, which cost about half-a-million dollars.The programs at Baranof and Keet Gooshi Heen elementary schools are also funded by small grants from the White Elephant Thrift Shop, which pays for both the students who receive reduced-cost breakfasts, and also covers some expenses for all other other students.Over at Baranof, a gaggle of little girls and guys eat yogurt, cereal, and fruit cups in the school’s “breakfast club” classroom.“Okay, everybody here? One last bite. Good one. Chew that really good and you are ready for learning.”At Baranof, breakfast has been a long-running program, originally started by counselor Jeanine Brooks and teacher Jessica Christensen, then an AmeriCorps volunteer.“It was obvious because our school starts so early and some families don’t have the ability to pull off a whole breakfast and catch the bus that we needed to figure out something,” says Brooks.She says her breakfast club students are less cranky and more ready for school.Although it’s hectic fitting a meal in between bus drop off and the start of school, Brooks says, “Anecdotally there’s such a clear correlation between having breakfast and having a better day behaviorally, and social-emotionally and academically the kids who come to breakfast do so much better because they get nurturing and community and wake up time and then they have food in their stomachs. It’s the best thing that we do here because it has these nice direct results.”Back at Sitka High, Chef Jo Michalski is cleaning up from breakfast, which also included egg, cheese, and bacon breakfast burritos, cereal, muffins and fruit – all for $1.50 each. The new addition has been a hit, she says, with 30 to 50 kids eating before school each day. Parfait day is the most popular, though. The high school now allows students to bring their breakfasts to first-period classes.“They love it, grab a spoon and go.” says Michalski. “Everything’s there for you–you’ve got your grain, you’ve got your fruit, you’ve got your dairy all in a cup.”And with her parfait in hand and a chocolate muffin for later, Nicki Jeter heads to her American government class.“I like to have food with me while I’m learning,” says Jeter.About 100 students eat breakfast at the schools each day. The meal is open to everyone.last_img read more

When A High School Football Player Meets A Brain Injury Researcher

first_imgMeredith Nierman/WGBHDr. Lee Goldstein, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,As Alex Rivero biked around town raising money for the Newton North High School football team last fall, the 17-year-old started getting pretty good at guessing which houses were worth the door knock. He’d look for lights on and listen for kids’ voices.When he found a house that looked promising, he would stop.At one place, Dr. Lee Goldstein opened the door. Goldstein cares a great deal about high school football. It’s what he was thinking about when the doorbell rang.“I was writing about these postmortem pathology specimens — brains — from teenagers who had played football,” says Goldstein.Clearly visible in the boys’ brains were tell-tale brown areas, the early signs of the same disease found in the brains of more than 100 former pro football players: CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.“This is the beginning of a dementing process that will destroy a brain,” says Goldstein, who leads the molecular research team at Boston University’s CTE Center. “To see this, a neurodegenerative disease, in a teenage brain, that’s tough. That’s really tough.”Thinking back on that chance encounter, Rivero says, “It could have been any random dad who just came down the stairs and said, ‘Oh football, I used to play football.’ ““No, it was the one dude who probably knows the most about CTE probably out of 99.9 percent of the world.”The research Goldstein was working on would, a few months later, be published in the journal Brain and generate widespread media coverage. It involved evidence not only from teenage football players’ brains but also animal models that offered ground-breaking information: CTE can develop even without a concussion.“We sat down on the porch,” Rivero recalls, “and he starts telling me it’s not just concussions that are the problem.”“It’s about getting hit in the head,” says Goldstein. “And the more hits he gets, the greater the risk for this disease, even if he never has a concussion. Ever.”“I didn’t realize how little you needed, how little damage you needed to suffer from CTE,” says Rivero.Goldstein hoped the conversation would do more than inform Rivero. He wanted to convince him to stop playing football.“That was my hope,” says Goldstein. “He seems like such a lovely kid and I’m thinking ‘Why? Why do this?’ “Rivero says he plays football for many of the same reasons that, during the offseason, he engages in his other favorite sport: boxing. It’s the only sport with a higher risk of CTE than football.“There’s something about it, when you’re boxing, when you’re playing football,” explained Rivero. “It just brings something out of you that you really only know if you play those sports.”That chance meeting made Rivero think long and hard about the risks those sports carry. And when his English teacher assigned a research project, Rivero decided to write his own paper on CTE. His research included a visit to Goldstein’s lab at Boston University.“He told me it was the most important thing he was doing that day and he said, ‘I know I might not stop you, but I feel like education’s the most important thing here.’ “Rivero is still a regular at the boxing gym but says he rarely goes into the ring. He doesn’t want to get hit in the head. So, what about football?“It’s kind of hard to think about but I’m still going to play,” says Rivero. “This is something I love. I dedicate myself to [this]. This makes me healthier physically, mentally. I’m doing what I love, making friends, there’s a lot of great experiences that I’m having from this.”It’s hard to compare that tangible experience with the abstract idea of, decades from now, possibly being addled by brain disease. Although, Rivero says he gets it — playing football puts him at risk for developing CTE.“It’s a thought, it’s definitely a thought. I know it’s entirely possible,” says Rivero, “but right now I’m just trying to enjoy life.”“He loves the game and I get that. I really do,” says Goldstein, “And then I ask the question, not about his wishes, but about the greater society. Why are we not protecting our kids?”Dr. Goldstein says the research on CTE is a lot like the early days of lung cancer research. The link to cigarette smoking was not immediately understood — or accepted. And it’s taken generations to change behaviors and policies around smoking. He thinks it might be the same thing with football.Copyright 2018 WGBH. To see more, visit WGBH. Sharelast_img read more

Into the Breach and the Few Good Roguelikes

first_img In the year and half since I wrote this feature outlining just why I dislike the roguelike genre, I’ve played a lot more roguelikes. That’s because randomly generated, mechanics-heavy, permadeath games are a particularly great fit for indie games that have made a home on Nintendo Switch. This increasing familiarity with the gameplay style hasn’t made me any less annoyed by it. I lamented awesome ideas in games like Tumbleseed, Gonner, Enter the Gungeon, Ironcast, Galak-Z, and Crypt of the Necrodancer undone by roguelike execution.However, I can also admit when I’ve had my mind changed. And recently I’ve now played enough roguelikes I not only tolerate but actually love that they bear mentioning. Basically, the key to making a roguelike I enjoy is having mechanics intrinsically fun enough on their own to make the repetition worth it as well as including systems for real, tangible, permanent progress at a steady clip. Or you can make a brilliant, philosophical commentary about endless reboots like Edge of Tomorrow, or The Good Place.I’ve already written a whole piece on Flinthook but it enthusiastically checks all of these boxes for me. Swinging around levels with your grappling hook blasting enemies is a great time even in mindless levels generated by an algorithm. The bounty system gives you something reasonable to complete in your first few runs as well as permanent rewards for future runs. And a radical retro visual and audio aesthetic makes the world easy to stay immersed in.The same positives applies to the recently released Bad North, a smaller Switch game to play before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I wish there was a way to maintain some benefits even if your Fire Emblem-esque lords die. But you can make a lot of good progress even early on. And the tight real-time tactics gameplay of defending each island is a stimulating intellectual exercise in and of itself every time. Finding the right mix of ranged and close-quarter units, and sending them to defend the right spots on the island at the right time, works regardless of larger fleeting context.Despite it’s annoying titular hero, Immortal Redneck also makes the formula work. Upgrades persist and come frequently since you have to spend all your currency before a run. The first-person gunplay is snappy and dynamic in a perfectly edgy early 90s PC shooter kind of way. And the Egyptian-themed 3D pyramid corridors are just a different type of environment to see procedurally generated than what we’re used to. Bespoke design doesn’t matter quite as much, so you don’t feel the difference between these and hand-crafted levels.But the best recent example of roguelike done right by my standards is Into the Breach, the second game from the creators of FTL. This game already intrigued me when we streamed it on PC earlier this year. However it’s an absolute bite-sized masterpiece now on the go with Nintendo Switch. It’s a turn-based strategy game similar to something like Advance Wars or Chess. But the tactical focus is more on survival and protection against impossible endless odds rather than creating a perfect attack plan.This shift is a brilliant way to mitigate procedural generation’s lack of authored design. And it encourages such incredible improvisation with your three different mechs and their abilities you augment during each run, abilities you become intimately familiar with and can then send back in time to keep a sense of continuity. Clearing single islands or even the whole game is actually plausible early on, at least on easy mode, so I’m choosing to restart, not being forced to. It barely even feels like a roguelike, just a fantastic strategy game.So if every other developer working on a roguelike could just learn the lessons these games have maybe I won’t be so annoyed when every other indie pitch touts itself as “the love child of Spelunky and Binding of Isaac.”For more on games you’ll either love or hate check out our thoughts on Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate in a post Monster Hunter World world as well as how Shenmue paved the way for modern gaming.Buy it now!Super Smash Bros. UltimateNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Stay on targetlast_img read more

Robot hand wins at rock paper scissors every time w Video

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) — What do you call a robot hand that wins at rock, paper, scissors every time? Some would say a cheater, but others more in the know would call it the Janken robot, built by Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo. They’ve built a robot hand that when combined with a camera and tracking software is able to beat people at their own game every time it plays. But only because it cheats. Explore further Bird-like robot perches on a human hand (w/ Video) When two people resort to using rock, paper, scissors to resolve a conundrum, they first ball their hands into a fist, then pump two times before throwing down their choice: rock (a fist), paper (open flat hand) or scissors (two fingers simulating a pair of scissors). Because there is no one hand formation that can always beat the other two, the game is considered one of chance, though many insist there is a definite psychological twist as both participants attempt to guess which formation the other is going to use, and then make their decisions based on that. More information: www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/fusion/Janken/index-e.html © 2012 Phys.Org Citation: Robot hand wins at rock, paper, scissors every time (w/ Video) (2012, June 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-robot-paper-scissors-video.html With robots though, there’s no trying to psyche someone out; instead it’s, as always, about brute force, or in this case, speed. The Janken (the Japanese name for rock, paper, scissors) robot has a camera attached to it that feeds it information about what is going on with the hand of the opponent. Software running on the attached computer is able to discern which part of the picture is a human hand and then orders the tracking part of the system to follow its movements. Thus, the robot hand closely watches the human hand as it does its fist pumping, and then as it goes for the throwdown. As soon as it recognizes which gesture the hand is forming, its software calculates a winning gesture and orders the hand to throw it down, all so quickly that to us mere humans, it appears as if the robot is able to guess which gesture the human is going to use, every single time.When two people play, if one tries to hold back on their throwdown to figure out what gesture the other is going to play before throwing down their own, anyone watching can see what’s going on and the person is labeled a cheat. When a robot does it though, is it really cheating? Because cheating is a human construct after all, and implies a degree of deception. The robot hand isn’t trying to deceive anyone, it’s just doing what it’s been programmed to do by human beings, which suggests that it’s still people who are doing the cheating after all, albeit in a much more advanced way.Thus a robotics experiment meant to advance the science by mastering a simple game played around the world, has evolved into a philosophical debate regarding not just the nature of man, but how robots might fit into a future where both will likely be expected to coexist in a peaceful and productive way.last_img read more

Correction Hacking Victims story

first_img Comments   Share   LONDON (AP) – In some versions of a July 24 story about alleged victims of phone hacking, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former British Cabinet minister David Blunkett’s resignation in 2004 was forced by the discovery that he had fast-tracked a visa application. Blunkett denied doing so, and a formal inquiry was inconclusive.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Parents, stop beating yourself up Sponsored Stories Top Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img read more

Mortgage Rates Race to New Lows as Job Growth Wavers

first_imgMortgage Rates Race to New Lows as Job Growth Wavers As the employment situation continues to raise concerns, fixed rates fell even lower, slipping yet again to record lows, according to a survey from “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ released Thursday.[IMAGE]The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.67 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending June 7, falling from last week’s average of 3.75 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year fixed was 4.49 percent.The 15-year fixed rate declined even further below 3 percent to 2.94 percent (0.7 point), down from last week’s 2.97 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year was 3.68 percent.[COLUMN_BREAK]””Fixed mortgage rates reached new record lows for the sixth consecutive week as long-term Treasury bond yields declined further following downwardly revised economic growth and job creation data,”” said “”Frank Nothaft””:http://www.freddiemac.com/bios/exec/nothaft.html, VP and chief economist for Freddie Mac.Nothaft cited recent reports showing gross domestic product rose only 1.9 percent in the first quarter as well as the disappointing 69,000 jobs added in May. In addition, the unemployment rate moved to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent the month before in April.The 5-year ARM remained unchanged from last week at 2.84 percent (0.7 point); a year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.28 percent.The 1-year ARM moved up to 2.79 percent (0.4 point), up from last week’s 2.75 percent. Last year, it averaged 2.95 percent.Finance Web site “”Bankrate.com””:http://www.bankrate.com/ also released its survey on mortgage rates and reported record-low averages. The 30-year fixed slipped to 3.92 percent, down from last week when it averaged 3.94 percent. On the other hand, 15-year fixed rose slightly to 3.16 percent from last week’s 3.15 percent.The five-year fell to 2.99 percent from 3.01 percent last week.Bankrate.com’s national survey uses data provided by the top 10 banks and thrifts in the top 10 markets. June 7, 2012 415 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Bankrate First-Time Homebuyers Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2012-06-07 Esther Chocenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

Top Stories

first_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with four oftheir seven2012 draft choices, the team announced Tuesday.Well, the team announced three of the four, as fourth-round pickBobby Massie broke the news on via hispersonalTwitter account.At any rate, the signings of Massie, fifth-round pickSenioKelemete, and sixth-round selections Justin Bethel andRyan Lindleymean the only players yet to sign are first-round pickMichaelFloyd, third-round choice Jamell Fleming and seventh-roundselection Nate Potter. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Read below for more on the newly-signed players:• Bobby Massie• Senio Kelemete• Justin Bethel• Ryan Lindleylast_img read more

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