ECONOMY

How the US economy affects mortgage rates

Since the 2016 election, the US economy has shifted up and down, and for home buyers, that can be a little nerve-racking when it comes to financing such a big purchase. Faith Adams from Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group explains why consumers should not be afraid of wavering rates when buying a home in today’s market.

Should food stamps be used to buy soda and candy?

Lawmakers across the country are aiming to ban low-income families from using their food stamp cards to purchase soda and other junk food, sparking a debate over how much influence the government should have in purchasing decisions of families receiving supplemental aid. A new USDA report shows that while most food stamp money was spent in the category of “meat,…

Gov. Cooper outlines plan to raise NC teacher pay

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper dropped-in on an elementary school in Raleigh Tuesday to push his plan for teacher pay raises. Gov. Cooper’s plan includes an average 5% pay raise for teachers this fiscal year, and another 5% increase in the next year. He claims it is the largest two-year investment in teacher salaries in the…