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US Rate Hike Could Discourage Some New Homebuyers

The U.S. central bank raised its key lending rate Wednesday by a quarter of a percent, only the second time it has done so since the end of the financial crisis. Economists say normalizing or raising the record low interest rates of the past few years is a sign the U.S. economy is on the mend. However, others say higher rates could also hurt the very industry that triggered the financial crisis. The subprime crisis Many homeowners were forced into foreclosure in 2008 as a result of...

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