State health exchange rates vary, but lower than expected

WASHINGTON — As state health exchanges continue to announce lower-than-expected rates for health insurance, experts say both state and regional issues play a part in how much a consumer will pay for insurance beginning in January. Several factors come into play: a state’s regulations, how many insurers will participate in the state and federal exchanges, […]

Mill Plain supplanting downtown as dining hotspot

DANBURY — On any given night, the eateries along Mill Plain Road are packed with patrons from throughout the region enjoying everything from traditional American cuisine to tapas. “This is the spot to be,” said Avelis Espinal, a city woman who was visiting Market Place Kitchen Bar, one of the many new restaurants to open […]

RealtyTrac: US home repossessions fell in March

By By ALEX VEIGA, AP Real Estate Writer – 3 hours ago  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The series of U.S. homes repossessed by lenders final month fell to a lowest turn in some-more than 5 years, a latest justification that a nation’s foreclosure predicament is reducing amid an improving housing market. While some states still […]