West Virginia

The average starter home in West Virginia is only $42,000

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While credit card and auto loan rates aren't falling, mortgage rates are.

What's happening: U.S. mortgage giant Fannie Mae said in a recent report it expects average U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rates will drop to 3.7% in the second half of 2019, lowered from expectations of 3.9% in the second half analysts predicted just a month ago. Mortgage rates averaged 4.4% in Q1 and 4% in Q2.

Coal tycoon Chris Cline leaves legacy of conservative support, loyalty

Chris Cline, referred to by some as the last coal tycoon, spent some of the billions he made to support the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s election campaign, along with his alma mater, Marshall University.

Catch up quick: Cline, 60, was among 7 who died on Thursday when a helicopter crashed due to unknown causes on its way from the Bahamas to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., AP reports. Forbes estimated the West Virginia entrepreneur's net worth at $1.8 billion after he took his company, St. Louis-based Foresight Energy, public in 2014.