Author Archives: John Harrington

Immigrant Number Climbs in US, Forecast to Have Highest Share Ever in 2023

The immigration population in the United States climbed to a record 43.7 million people, or 13.5% of the total U.S. population, in 2016, according to a recent report from the ...
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Facebook Buys App That Is Opposed to Cyberbullying

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has acquired an app that might be considered as the antithesis of social media bullying. The app is called tbh, and it is popular among teens ...
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Retailers Completing Hiring for the Holidays

There is a chill in the air, and even though Halloween is several weeks away, Americans are starting to think about holiday shopping, as retailers complete their hiring plans. The ...
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Nordstrom Suspends Plan to Take Company Private

Family members of the board of tony retailer Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) Monday notified the board that they have suspended exploration into taking the Seattle-based company private. Shares of Nordstrom ...
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Sporty Cars, SUVs Top List of New Cars Owners Keep the Longest

Sporty cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) populate the list of new cars that owners keep the longest before selling, according to a new study by iSeeCars.com. Toyota models occupy ...
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‘Blade Runner’ Disappoints at Box Office, Faces More Horror Movie Competition

“Blade Runner 2049,” the sequel to the 1982 cult classic, continued to disappoint at the box office, despite critical acclaim and high ratings from die-hard fans on movie websites. Domestic ...
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61 million Americans Checked Credit Score After Equifax Data Breach

Two weeks after the Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) data breach was revealed, 61 million Americans checked their credit score or credit report,according to a new CreditCards.com report. However, about 71 ...
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It Takes More Than 2 Workweeks to Pay for Mortgage in LA

How long does it take to work to pay the monthly mortgage in Los Angeles? About 112 hours, or about two and a half weeks, the longest period of any ...
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Social Security Recipients to Get 2% Bump in 2018

Millions of Social Security recipients and retirees will receive a 2% increase in benefits next year, the largest gain since 2012. The Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) ...
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Holiday Shoppers at the Starting Gate: More Than Half Set to Shop Before November 1

It may be the season of the witch, but for many consumers, it is the start of the holiday shopping. Nearly half of consumers plan to begin holiday shopping before ...
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Wrath of Wildfires Puts California Wine Industry at Risk

In a year scarred by nature’s fury with hurricanes ravaging the South and the Caribbean, the scene is shifting west. California is now reeling from the devastation wrought by wildfires ...
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US Managers Not Reluctant to Email Subordinates After Hours, Study Says

The vast majority of managers in the United States said they would contact their employees outside of work hours, unlike supervisors in many European countries where emailing subordinates after hours ...
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Natural Disasters Hurt AT&T’s Bottom Line, and More Storms Might Be Coming

Telecom giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) said Wednesday in a filing with regulators that recent natural disasters had hurt its bottom line. And there might be more tempests to come. ...
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CEO Departures in Q3 Fewest Since 2010, Says Challenger Gray

The number of chief executive officers who left their jobs in the third quarter declined 15% to 299 from 320 from the same period of a year ago, and it ...
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Best Town to Trick-or-Treat in Every State

Does “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat” ring a bell? No doubt, one of many adults' greatest childhood memories entails dressing up on Halloween ...
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