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Legal Marijuana Market to Create Nearly 300,000 Jobs by 2020

Based on projected revenue growth, the legal U.S. cannabis market is expected to top $20 billion by 2020, more than triple its size in 2016. That makes the marijuana industry ...
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Why Women Underestimate Their Creditworthiness While Men Overestimate Theirs

When it comes to creditworthiness, women are less sanguine about their credit scores than men when in fact women's credit scores are higher. Overall, 51% of Americans think they have excellent ...
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Have Business Leaders Donned Rose-Colored Glasses?

There's not much doubt that the election of President Donald Trump put some air under stock prices. Since November 9, the day after the election, both the Dow Jones Industrial ...
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As Powerball Lottery Hits $403 Million, 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

The American Dream has changed over the years. It used to be a life of hard work and saving your way to wealth. The American Dream of today seems to ...
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What Are the Odds That Your Medical Information Has Been Stolen?

A recent survey from Accenture showed that 26% U.S. consumers have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, and half of those who experienced a breach were victims ...
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10 US Cities With the Fastest Growing Suburbs

With all the talk about gentrification of city neighborhoods, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that U.S. suburban growth since 2010 has outpaced urban growth by 7.9% to ...
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Arby’s Data Breach Exposes 350,000 Records; 2017 Total Leaps Above 1 Million

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 144 data breaches recorded this year through February 14, 2017, and that over a million records ...
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Credit Card Rewards Don’t Appeal to 43 Million Americans

While competition among credit card issuers generates dozens of enticements to shed a current card in favor of a new card offering more rewards, 48% of Americans rarely, if ever, ...
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American Household Debt Almost Back at Pre-Recession Levels

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data has released its reading for the level of household debt for the fourth quarter of 2016. As the headline ...
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The Dozen Best Family Cars of 2017

The most notable thing about the Kelley Blue Book (KBB) list of the 12 best family cars of 2017 is that there isn't a single car on the list. American ...
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Should eBay Be Doing More to Stop Sales of Fakes?

Sales of counterfeit items on online marketplaces like eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) has been and continues to be a ...
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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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Buying a House With No Cash Down Payment

It's no secret that for most first-time homebuyers the hardest part of buying a home is coming up with the cash for a down payment. Finding a 20% down payment ...
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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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