House Speaker John Boehner says the vast majority of House Republicans believe they need to tackle the immigration-issue. But he says securing the borders must come first, and the House will take a step-by-step approach, not do a single big bill like the Senate.
The average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose this week to 4.51 percent, a two-year high. Rates have been rising on expectations that the Federal Reserve will slow its bond purchases this year.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, although the level still appeared to point to healing in the nation's job market.