An Oklahoma court has canceled an election next month on a proposition to create two tax increment financing districts in Norman to help finance a University of Oklahoma sports arena as part of a $1 billion proposed entertainment development. Cleveland County District Court Judge Jeff Virgin issued a temporary restraining order last week enjoining the
Courtney Keating | Getty Images Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level since March last week, sparking swift demand in refinancing. Homebuyers, however, seemed unimpressed. Applications to refinance a home loan jumped 15% last week, compared with the previous week, to the highest level since August 2022, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted
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The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that upside risks to inflation have increased, calling into question the prospect of multiple Federal Reserve interest rate cuts this year.  In its latest World Economic Outlook update, the IMF said “the momentum on global disinflation is slowing, signaling bumps along the path.” The rise in sequential inflation in
U.S. states are expected to cut their budgets, marking a return to more modest levels of spending after years of stimulus-fueled growth and tax cuts.  Total general-fund spending is expected to fall to $1.2 trillion in fiscal 2025, according to an analysis by the The Pew Charitable Trusts. That’s a roughly 6% decline from estimates of
Prospective home buyers leave a property for sale during an Open House in a neighborhood in Clarksburg, Maryland on September 3, 2023. Roberto Schmidt | AFP | Getty Images It’s no secret that the housing market looks far different than it did a few years ago. While surging mortgage rates and housing prices have taken
The Third Plenum, set for July 15-18, is one of the most important political meetings of the Chinese Communist Party. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s real estate problems may be massive, but analysts expect the upcoming Third Plenum to focus on other areas — such as high local government debt levels and a