Author Archives: John Harrington

Maria Moves on to Dominican Republic After Destroying Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria is moving on to the Dominican Republic after unleashing a torrent of wind and rain on the beleaguered island of Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the ...
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Bull Market Officially the Second-Longest Ever

Investors have reason to cheer. The current bull market is now the second-longest bull market since World War II, even though it is probably the least-loved of the six longest ...
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Deloitte Forecasts Holiday Spending Increase of Up to 4.5% Amid Economic Optimism

Total retail holiday sales are expected to climb 4.0% to 4.5% this year, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast released Wednesday, reflecting a strengthening economy, a robust labor market ...
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Maria Lands in Puerto Rico as Category 4 Hurricane, Takes Aim at Dominican Republic

Hurricane Maria, the latest in a parade of destructive storms, made landfall Wednesday morning as a strong Category 4 storm in southeastern Puerto Rico, the National Hurricane Center said. At ...
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Companies Scrambling to Find Ways to Bring Talent to Rural Areas

The economic prospects for the nation may be good, but the outlook for rural employers and employees is less sanguine, according to findings from global outplacement and executive coaching firm ...
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Gallup Poll Finds Rates of Regular Exercise Rising in US Communities

The United States may be among the most obese nations in the world, but there is good news when it comes to those who exercise in America. Those exercising 30 ...
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Fears in Caribbean Grow as Maria Becomes a Category 5 Hurricane

Hurricane Maria, called "potentially catastrophic" by the National Hurricane Center, has been raised to Category 5 as it heads for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. On Tuesday, Maria was ...
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Hurricane Irma Property Damage Estimated at Up to $65 Billion

The total insured and uninsured loss for residential and commercial properties, including damage from flood and wind, from Hurricane Irma is estimated to be as much as $65 billion, according ...
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Toys ‘R’ Us Succumbs to Crushing Debt With Bankruptcy Filing

Toys "R" Us, the largest U.S. toy store chain to file bankruptcy protection, is a victim of its own missteps as well as the turmoil engulfing the retail industry. The ...
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Hurricane Maria Looms in Caribbean as Busy Hurricane Season Grinds On

Hurricane Maria is stalking the same Caribbean islands that were ravaged by Irma earlier this month, as the tempest looks to put its stamp on the 2017 hurricane season, among ...
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Nearly Half of Americans Plan to Make Substantial Purchase This Year

Nearly half of Americans say they are very likely to make a considerable purchase — an airline ticket, furniture, a computer, a smartphone, a computer or home appliance — before ...
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US Gasoline Prices Ease After Harvey, Irma

Average gasoline prices have dropped in 45 of 50 states, with the national average declining nearly five cents a gallon to $2.60 in the first weekly drop since damage from ...
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How Much Does Modern Medicine Cut the Number of Early Deaths?

Modern medicine is succeeding in reducing the number of early deaths, according to new data from British medical journal Lancet. The past 37 years have seen declining rates of communicable, ...
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Interior Secretary Endorses Shrinking 6 National Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size and proposes changes to several others. A leaked ...
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Mobile Devices Becoming Preferred Choice for Internet Access

Nearly 41 million U.S. internet users will go online only on a mobile device in 2017, an increase of more than 4 million users from a year earlier, according to ...
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