Mortgage rates expected to rise amid economic volatility:

Despite a recent decrease in mortgage rates, economic pressure could elevate rates for the near term, according to an analysis by But homebuyers may find some solace in overall lower home prices, stronger negotiating power and smaller down payments, another report suggests.

New Starbucks CEO plans to work in stores monthly

Starbucks’ new CEO Laxman Narasimhan says he plans to work a half-day shift once a month in one of the company’s stores in an effort to stay close to the company’s culture and customers.