Mortgage rates hit their highest point since last month in a ‘threatening’ move

Mortgage rates, which loosely follow the 10-year Treasury, hit their highest level since the end of March.


Home prices jump on low supply

CNBC’s Diana Olick reports that home prices have jumped on low supply. Mortgages have jumped, as well.

23andMe is asking users to share health conditions and review treatments

23andMe wants users to rate their treatments for some conditions such as depression and asthma in a new feature.

Philip Morris has worst day in a decade as iQOS growth in Japan ‘plateaus’

Philip Morris has touted Japan as a success story for iQOS, its heat-not-burn tobacco product.

Employees jump at genetic testing but experts warn it may not be a good idea

Genetic disease risk screening is becoming a popular employee benefit. But experts say the tests may not be all that beneficial for the general population, the New York Times reports.


How student loans are stopping millennials from buying houses

Student loan debt has become a major barrier to home ownership in America.

Legendary inventor Dean Kamen jumpstarts human organ manufacturing in the US

Legendary inventor Dean Kamen is working on a venture to manufacture human organs with the backing of the Pentagon

How doctors in the US prescribe opioids — four charts

Opioid prescriptions are on the decline, according to a new report. But experts say the number is still too high.


Home prices just took the biggest jump in four years

A critical shortage of houses for sale caused home prices in March to take the biggest leap in four years.


A look at Hong Kong’s housing market

Samuel Chu of Phoenix Property Investors says there is little speculation going on in the current Hong Kong housing market.

Abbott’s quarterly profit, sales beat Street estimates

The diversified healthcare company’s quarterly profit and sales were helped by growth across its businesses and device launches.

Pharma bro Martin Shkreli is denied minimum security camp and sent to federal prison in New Jersey

Shkreli was setenced to seven years in prison for defrauding hedge-fund investors and manipulating company stock.


Spring hits the housing market as weekly mortgage applications rise 4.9%

A rise in the thermometer last week may have been just the remedy for an ailing mortgage market.

Male sexual enhancement supplement recalled for containing actual drugs

Epic Products recalled its Euphoric supplements for male sexual enhancement after the FDA found they contained prescription drugs, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.


Housing starts rebound, but single-family homebuilding remains weak

U.S. homebuilding increased more than expected in March amid a rebound in the construction of multi-family housing units.

Don’t even think about putting these expenses on your credit card

It’s easy to pay for nearly anything with credit cards but here are six expenses to never pay for with plastic.


Mega-developer gives his picks for biggest growth opportunities in Abu Dhabi

Tourism and real estate are the biggest growth areas in Abu Dhabi, the chairman of one of the emirate’s largest property developers said Monday.

Boston Marathon: How advertisers target female runners

There are some troublesome patterns in how advertisers are targeting female marathon runners, Carly Drake writes in The Conversation.

It’s not all about Trump: Democrats’ midterm chances ride on health care and Social Security, too

Health care and Social Security have become more important for Democrats as the GOP controls Congress and the White House.


Homebuilder sentiment slips in April due to pressure from tariffs and rising prices

Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders drops due to higher costs for land, labor and materials.

Merck drug results suggest it will extend its lead in lung cancer; Bristol-Myers shares drop

The medicines, which help unleash the immune system on cancer cells, were tested in patients with advanced lung cancer.


We’ve seen a slowdown at the top end of the housing market, says economist

Aaron Terrazas, Zillow senior economist, discusses the shortage of affordable housing as mortgage rates are on the rise.


Home affordability projected to weaken at the fastest pace in a quarter-century

CNBC’s Diana Olick discusses the housing market and diminishing affordability.


No relief in sight: Housing affordability is weakening at the fastest pace in a quarter century

Rising home prices, rising mortgage rates and rising demand are colliding with a critical shortage of homes for sale. And all of that is slamming housing affordability.

Health-care companies are on a deal spree and aren’t likely to stop anytime soon

The number of health-care deals rose 16 percent last year, while value surged 27 percent, according to Bain & Company.


Zillow CEO on flipping: We’re ready to be an investor in our own marketplace

Spencer Rascoff, Zillow Group CEO, discusses the online real estate company’s decision to buy and flip houses.

Mallinckrodt shares slide on whistleblower lawsuit involving its best-selling drug

Mallinckrodt shares slid about 8 percent.


Subprime stages comeback as ‘non-prime’ loans

CNBC’s Diana Olick reports on non-prime loans aimed at poor credit borrowers.


A Silicon Valley house that burned two years ago is now on the market for $800,000

Area real estate data reveals this is not, in fact, out of the ordinary.


Still see challenges for UK consumer, macro backdrop remains sluggish: Citi

Citi Equity Strategist Jonathan Stubbs speaks about the U.K. economy on the release of the Bank of England’s Credit Conditions Survey.