Vice President Mike Pence backs Trump’s call to lower interest rates, citing low consumer inflation

Trump and economic advisor Larry Kudlow have also called for lower rates, though the Fed generally makes decisions independently of political demands. Politics BEST DEAL UPDATE: Save 50% Today! Get 24/7 Access to Your Credit Scores & Reports with TransUnion

December pending home sales drop to lowest point in five years, despite much lower interest rates

House hunters signed 2.2 percent fewer contracts to buy existing homes in December, according to the National Association of Realtors. These so-called pending sales are a future indicator of closings in one to two months. Real Estate BEST DEAL UPDATE:…