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As home prices fall, Southern Californians who bought at the high are nervous

As home prices fall, Southern Californians who bought at the high are nervous

Christine and Michael Hawkins in their recently purchased condo in Canoga Park. The Hawkins took out a mortgage at the peak of their budget and planned to refinance when rates fell. Now they fear that they will not be able to refinance. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times) Soaring mortgage interest rates threatened to crush Michael and …

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As home prices fall, Southern Californians who bought at the high are nervous

As home prices fall, Southern Californians who bought at the high are nervous

Soaring mortgage interest rates threatened to crush Michael and Christine Hawkins’ dream of home ownership. But this fall, when the couple saw a Canoga Park condo languishing on the market, they hatched a plan. They would submit a “low ball” offer that they could accept if they reduced their vacations, shopping and dining out. In …

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Fed to keep interest rates high all next year, making recession very likely: survey

Fed to keep interest rates high all next year, making recession very likely: survey

SlateStone Wealth Chief Market Strategist Kenny Polcari discusses whether the U.S. economy has moved past peak inflation after November’s wholesale inflation report beat expectations on “Varney & Co.” The Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates high through 2023, dashing Wall Street’s hopes of lowering rates in the second half of 2023 and all …

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The graph above, made by the researchers, shows nanoparticles ingested by a mother (black dots) reaching infants via the placenta and by drinking breast milk.  In turn, this suggests it increases the risk of an immune disorder.

Junk food can lead to high risk of allergies, study shows

Is this why childhood allergies are on the rise? Junk food additives cross the placenta during pregnancy and distort their immune system French researchers have warned that billions of nanoparticles from food are reaching infants These can alter their gut microbiome and damage gut cells, they said. This is likely to increase their allergy risk, …

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CDC alert: 44 states with high levels of respiratory disease

CDC alert: 44 states with high levels of respiratory disease

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the flu is on the rise in the United States, with 44 states experiencing high levels. The agency said 31 US jurisdictions, which include territories and the District of Columbia, had “very high” levels, while 16 areas had “high” levels as of Nov. 26. …

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Chinese factory activity fell the most since April;  Asia-Pacific markets are predominantly high

Chinese factory activity fell the most since April; Asia-Pacific markets are predominantly high

Chinese factory activity beats expectations and contracts for second straight month China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for November came in at 48, below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction. That’s below analysts’ expectations polled by Reuters, who had forecast a reading of 49. October’s PMI was 49.2. PMI readings are sequential and …

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10 of the worst foods for high blood pressure: deli meats, bread and more

10 of the worst foods for high blood pressure: deli meats, bread and more

From bread to deli meats, here are the worst foods you can eat for high blood pressure. (Photos via Getty Images) This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Contact a qualified healthcare practitioner before engaging in physical activity or making any changes to …

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