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Fed Chair Yellen Keeps Rate Hike Talk Alive — When Is Another Matter

It has been a while since Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has spoken publicly about monetary policy. Her latest speech continues to point more toward a Federal Open Market Committee ...
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Did Durable Goods Just Set the Stage for a Rate Hike?

The week of August 26 has been full of waiting and waiting for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The markets are looking for any sign ...
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Car Fatalities Rise 43% in Florida, 31% in California

The National Safety Council reports that first-half 2016 traffic fatalities rose 9% from the same period last year and were 18% higher than in the same period in 2014. Some states ...
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What Each Olympic Medal Costs Each Country Versus GDP

The 2016 Olympics in Rio have come to an end. The big haul of gold and total medals was won by the United States, but Great Britain, China, Russia and ...
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Why Women Still Do the Wash

In the modern household, married couples are supposed to share chores, not along traditional lines, but in the spirit of equality. And the partner who makes the most money gets ...
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It’s 115 Degrees in Kuwait

As of 3:00 p.m. local time Saturday, the temperature in Kuwait City was 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Less than a month ago, the temperature in the Kuwaiti city of Mitribah hit ...
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It’s 50 Below in Antarctica

July was the warmest month on record when the average global temperature was the measure. There are still some places that, though they may have been affected as well, have such ...
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Bottom 50% of Americans Have 1% of Wealth

Whether it is the top 1% or the top 0.1%, the rich hold a huge portion of all the wealth in America and around the world. The pattern has not ...
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Leading Economic Indicators Point Marginally Higher

Thursday's barrage of economic reports included the Conference Board's report on the Leading Economic Index, known more commonly as the Leading Economic Indicators report. This report is sometimes confused on ...
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Philly Fed Shows Cracks in Employment Picture

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released its August Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey, showing that growth in the Fed district was rather weak for the manufacturing sector. In Thursday's report, ...
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10 States With the Most People on Death Row

As Lonnie Franklin Jr., also known as the Grim Sleeper, heads to death row, it is worth a look at how many people await execution in the 10 states with the ...
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Latinos Age More Slowly Than White or Black Americans

As the U.S. population ages, and the burden on Social Security and medical facilities grows, one of the most important questions is where and when many older Americans will need ...
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Top 10 States for Bankruptcy

Nick Denton recently filed for bankruptcy as a suit against Gawker, the famous publication company he owned, was swamped by a lawsuit won by Hulk Hogan. The bankruptcy levels vary ...
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Odds of Rate Hike Rise for 2016

It probably sounds like a stupid joke to address a market sell-off at this point in August. After all, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 Index and the ...
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Consumer Inflation Remains Elusive — or Does It?

That 2.0% to 2.5% inflation target of the Federal Reserve is just proving to be more than elusive. The U.S. Department of Labor has released its consumer price index (CPI) ...
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