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Fifteen-year mortgage rate hits record low

Mortgage rates continued to drop, with the 15-year fixed-rate loan hitting a record low, according to a weekly report from mortgage financier Freddie Mac.

Apple hints at 'exciting new product categories'

Gadget fans eagerly awaiting the next wave of Apple products just got some good news, and some bad news.

Jobless claims fall, point to improving job market

Amid a slew of gloomy economic news, here's a bright spot: Claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to slight improvement in the job market.

Suspects' mother says bombing was staged with paint instead of blood

The mother of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing says she believes the tragedy that killed three people and injured dozens more was staged, that the bombing was fake.

Obama to attend memorial for victims of Texas plant explosion

In a central Texas town still looking for answers, President Barack Obama will join the community of West on Thursday for a memorial service for the 14 people killed in a fertilizer plant explosion last week.

Two fuel barges on Alabama's Mobile River explode; 3 hurt

Authorities kept their distance as a fire raged on board a pair of fuel barges on Thursday morning, hours after exploding at a docking area on Alabama's Mobile River.

U.S. Airways raises ticket changing fee

A day after United Airlines bumped up their change ticket fee, U.S. Airways has done the same. Both airlines are now charging passengers $200 to change their tickets, and the fees are even higher for international travel.

Gwyneth Paltrow named 'World's Most Beautiful Woman'

Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce can now claim to be the most beautiful BFFs in the world.

Actor Bryan Cranston sets record straight on stolen 'Breaking Bad' scripts

"Breaking Bad" fans feared the worst when scripts for the series' finale were stolen from star Bryan Cranston, but everyone can breathe a sigh of relief.

Boston bombings investigation moves forward

Here's the latest information on the Boston Marathon bombings.