Economy - Page 2


America’s Most Stressed and Relaxed Cities

According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association, one in four Americans reports being highly stressed. The most-often cited sources of that stress are money -- not enough ...
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Louisiana Is the Most Violent State

Violent crime in the United States declined significantly over the past two decades. The violent crime rate fell from 685 incidents per 100,000 people in 1995 to 366 incidents ...
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5 Economic Readings That Ticked Higher Ahead of GDP

If you have listened to the endless political rhetoric in the presidential election, you might worry that the economy is driving off a cliff. Things might not be all perfect, ...
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Major San Francisco Earthquake Could Cause 6,000 Deaths, $8 Billion in Damage

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently published a paper about the chance of an earthquake that would include the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults simultaneously. Earlier studies suggest the results could ...
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Uptick in Leading Economic Indicators in September

Of the economic reports released on Thursday, one of the reports was the  Conference Board Leading Economic Index. This was a U.S. reading showing a 0.2% gain in September to ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Post an Unexpected Gain

The U.S. Labor Department has released another report showing weekly jobless claims, and we saw a more substantial gain than we have become used to seeing in recent weeks and ...
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Philly Fed Remains Positive, but Slower Growth in October

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released its October 2016 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey results, what the rest of us call the "Philly Fed Manufacturing Report." Manufacturing activity in ...
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Fed Beige Book Broken Down Into Just 14 Key Points

The Federal Reserve has released its Beige Book for October. Most investors and economists consider this a government report, but the reality is that this is a business survey conducted ...
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Average Student Debt Hits $30,000 for Class of 2015

A student who graduates with $30,000 in debt could take years to pay it off, or may not pay it off at all, falling into default. According to the Institute for ...
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It May Take 26 Years for Some Americans to Pay Debt

Americans' credit card debt is on track to top $1 trillion by the end of this year. The average household debt currently sits at around $7,800 and needs only to ...
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Inflation Reaches Fed Target Range, If You Look Closely

Is inflation coming or is it a hoax? The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Tuesday that inflation has finally arrived, if you know where to look for it. The ...
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Why Americans Are Limiting Their Spending

Since 2014, a relatively stable 65% of Americans say they are limiting their spending. But with incomes once more on the rise (up 5.2% in 2015), the reason that the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chipotle, IBM, Level 3, Netflix, PayPal, Salesforce and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday as earnings season starts to spew out major Dow earnings this week. Even with all the high valuations and even with a bull market ...
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Inflation Ahead

CPI Watch: Why Some Worry That Consumer Inflation Will Keep Rising

On Tuesday, October 18, the Department of Labor is set to release its Consumer Price Index (CPI). This is the most direct measurement of inflation because it reflects what is ...
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Empire Manufacturing Signals More Weak Trends for October

Monday's economic reports included a weak reading on manufacturing in October from the New York Federal Reserve. This is on the heels of weak industrial production and capacity utilization reports ...
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