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January Small Business Optimism Ticks Higher, Wages Up 4%

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for January rose 0.1 point from 105.8 in December to come in at 105.9. ...
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The Romance of Gift Cards

Nearly a third of Americans would rather receive a gift card as a Valentine's Day present than anything else. That's more than twice as many who would prefer flowers and ...
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Valentine’s Day Spending to Top $26 Billion

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and if you don't want to be left out of the celebration you'd better hurry and do your part to help retailers reach the expected U.S. spending ...
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150 Million People Filed Taxes in 2016

It is probably a sign of things to come, just as Americans prepare to file their 2016 tax returns during 2017. Some 152,544,000 individuals filed tax returns last year, up ...
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Is Your Valentine True? Warning About Costly Sweetheart Swindles

In 2016, sweetheart swindles were the ninth-most reported form of fraud, and the most expensive for victims, with a median loss of $2,000. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, ...
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US Trade Deficit in 2016 Was the Biggest in 4 Years

Special from ZeroHedge In a report that will be closely watched by Donald Trump, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the US trade deficit in December decreased modestly ...
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Universities Raise $41 Billion, Harvard Leads With $1.2 Billion

Harvard University is the top 0.001% of the academic world. Last year America's colleges and universities raised $41 billion, according to the Council for Aid to Education. Of the total, ...
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60% of Americans Have Not Made a Will

Every one of us knows that death is inevitable. And it seems that most of us would prefer not think that the inevitability of death applies to us. A recent ...
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Trump Immigration Ban Now Opposed by 97 Companies

When the attorney general of the state of Washington filed suit against President Donald Trump's executive order restricting travel on legal U.S. immigrants and others, three Washington-based companies quickly signed ...
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4 Reasons to Remodel Your Home in 2017

Tackling a remodeling project is a big deal for most homeowners. Aside from costs there's the disruption to normal activities. Remodeling a bathroom or kitchen can be a humbling experience. ...
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Unemployment Rate Among Black Americans At 7.7%

While the economy has added millions of jobs over the last year, and in January added 227,000 which drove an unemployment rate of 4.8%, the rate among Black Americans remained ...
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Do Immigrants Really Cost US Taxpayers $279 Billion Annually?

Among the reasons that President Donald Trump is coming down hard on immigration may be the fiscal burden that first-generation immigrants levy on the government budgets. In a study by ...
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Trump Becomes America’s Richest President, Pushing Out George Washington

George Washington has been America's richest president, as well as its first. According to the ongoing 24/7 Wall St. study of the net worth of presidents, Washington's fortune peaked at ...
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Trump’s Plan to Burst the H1-B Bubble: Which Tech Firms Will Feel It Most?

By Kashif, Investment Analyst at PrivCo, a private company financial intelligence platform President Trump’s controversial immigration reform plans include amending the H1-B visa program, which is widely used by tech ...
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Why a Solid January Payrolls Gain Created Such an Unusual Market Reaction

The jobs picture is already looking up again in America. After ADP posted a shockingly higher than expected payrolls figure for January, the solid jobs news was more than confirmed ...
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