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Americans Name Their Best (and Worst) Financial Decisions

Each of us makes financial decisions all the time. Some just count more than others. And like all decisions, some financial choices are good and some are not. Some — probably ...
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ECB Tapering of Quantitative Easing Outlined for 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) is here to stay with quantitative easing measures. Sort of. President Mario Draghi announced on Thursday that the ECB was going to extend its purchases ...
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Commerce Department Shows Strong Services and IT Revenue Trends in 2016

Most investors and economists pay attention to payrolls and unemployment, gross domestic product, retail sales, consumer sentiment and other major numbers when they evaluate the economy. Still, the United States ...
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Consumer Credit Rose Again in October

Consumer Credit might not be a market moving event, but it is an important issue to find out what consumers are financing, how they are financing it, and how much ...
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Job Openings Drop in October

While the biggest number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the U.S. Department of Labor is the monthly payrolls and unemployment report, its Job Openings and Labor Turnover ...
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States with the Best (and Worst) Elder-Abuse Protection

About 10% of Americans aged 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse, and in nearly 90% of the cases the abuse is perpetrated by a family member. ...
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Sleep Deprived Drivers as Dangerous as Drunks

Lack of sleep is dangerous, at least for drivers. A new AAA survey compares the risk to drunk driving. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: Experts recommend that healthy ...
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Counterfeit Items Plague Amazon, eBay Holiday Shoppers

The holiday shopping season is not just big business for virtually every retailer, it is also the season to be jolly for a lot of crooks. And with 90% of ...
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75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor: 13 Stats Then vs Now

A day that will live in infamy was now 75 years ago. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor launched the United States into World War II, with a formal war declaration ...
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Productivity Outpaces Labor Costs in Q3 2016

Is it possible that the endless decline and stagnation in worker productivity is ending? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Tuesday that the nonfarm productivity rose by 3.1% ...
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US Leisure Travel Growth Slowing Into 2017

Domestic U.S. leisure travel volume is still growing, but the pace of growth has slowed. The U.S. Travel Association's current travel index dropped from 52.2 in August to 51.9 in ...
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St. Louis Fed Bullard Sees Rate Hike Coming, Followed by Nothing

Over the weekend, 24/7 Wall St. released its Federal Reserve rate hike watch with an overwhelming chance for a rate hike in December, only to find another call for a ...
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Everything Donald Trump Tweeted Today

A round up of Donald Trump tweets from the past 24 hours, and what they may mean. The Green Party just dropped its recount suit in Pennsylvania and is losing ...
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ISM Non-Manufacturing Posts Strongest Reading of 2016

The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index has been released for November, and we saw an explosive move higher. The Composite Index came in at 57.2. Bloomberg had a consensus estimate of 55.5, and ...
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Italy’s Economy by the Numbers

Voters in Italy on Sunday soundly rejected proposed changes to the country's constitution that supporters, including Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, said would streamline the country's legislature and make Italy more ...
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