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A Third of US Men Use Condoms During Sex, CDC Study Says

About one-third of males in the United States use a condom when they have sex, an increase in condom usage among males since 2002, according to new data from the ...
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US Household Debt Reaches Record Levels Since Great Recession

The financial crisis roughly a decade ago was a defining moment in U.S. economics and regulation, but really this was a story of debt and who gets left holding the ...
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PPI Report Resurfaces With Hints of Deflation Again

It's one thing to say that there is no serious inflation. It's another issue entirely to be talking about the threat of deflation again. The U.S. Department of Labor released ...
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Saber Rattling Escalates as North Korea Threatens Preemptive Strike Against US

The saber rattling between North Korea and the United States escalated Wednesday as the communist nation threatened preemptive military strikes against the United States after President Donald Trump promised to ...
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July Small Business Optimism Climbs, Pay Rises 3%

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for July rose 1.6 percentage points from 103.6 in June to come in at ...
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States Replenishing Rainy Day Funds, but Total Balances Smaller Than Before Recession

States have made progress in rebuilding their rainy day funds since the recession. However, most of them still have smaller total balances than they did before the downturn, according to ...
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In Disaster, Freddie and Fannie Could Need $99 Billion

If the economy fades sharply as it did in the Great Recession, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may need $99 billion in bail out money, according to a study by ...
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France Wants to Close Tax Loopholes US Tech Firms Love

Five of the largest U.S. tech firms held $594 billion in cash in offshore accounts at the end of 2016, nearly a third of the total $1.84 trillion all U.S. ...
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North Korea: Country and Military by the Numbers

On July 28, the government of North Korea launched a missile that could theoretically reach the west coast of the United States. As with a similar test on July 4, ...
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Miami Flooding From Tropical Storm Emily Reminder of Coastal Cities at Risk From Storm Surge

Residents of Miami are cleaning up their homes and offices Wednesday as the remnants of Tropical Depression Emily exited the Florida city after dumping between 4 and 7 inches of ...
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PMI Manufacturing and ISM Manufacturing Show Growth and Mixed Reads on Inflation

While most economic reports have come in with mixed readings lately, the common theme seems to be moderate growth but with inflationary pressure that is much less than what the ...
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Personal Income and Spending Add to Weak Inflation Malaise

There is yet another disappointment on the inflation front, one weak enough that it may be one more thorn in the side of the Federal Reserve and Chair Janet Yellen ...
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Chicago PMI Shows Downtick in Growth but Higher Inflation

The Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) had been steadily accelerating in 2017, and it reached a three-year high in June with its reading of 65.7. The July report confirmed some ...
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Fed Vice Chair Fischer Hits on Low Real Interest Rates

If there is one member of the Federal Reserve that can inspire some interest aside from Chair Janet Yellen, Vice Chair Stanley Fischer would be that person. At a speech ...
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Black Women Need to Work 7 Months Into 2017 to Get Paid the Same as White Men Did in 2016

Among the measures of income inequality for both minorities and women are the number of cents each group is paid compared to white males, who are traditionally the highest paid ...
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