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U.S. Household Incomes Finally Rising and Recovering From the Recession

A fresh report from the U.S. Census Bureau has what may be a starting point for the best news most Americans could have hoped for -- household incomes are finally on ...
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U.S. Credit Card Debt on Track to Rise by $55 Billion in 2014

Americans added more than $28 billion in new credit card debt during the second quarter of 2014, wiping out more than 85% of the first-quarter pay down of $32 billion. ...
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The 10 Biggest Data Hacks of All Time

The potential data breach announced earlier this week by Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) once again focuses attention on online security. While the company is not believed to have been ...
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How Low Interest Rates Are Slamming Corporate Pension Funds

The funding status and levels of U.S. pensions is heading the wrong way. Despite a rising stock market, a report from the BNY Mellon Investment Strategy and Solutions Group is ...
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Home Depot Hack Attack News — Do Not Forget FireEye and Lowe’s

Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) has reportedly become the next target of another cyberattack with credit and/or debit card information being stolen. The site KrebsOnSecurity showed that multiple banks were ...
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Will the S&P 500 Hit 3,000 in the Next 5 Years?

The past five and a half years has generated one incredible bull market for stocks. After bottoming out at 666, the S&P 500 has now hit 2,000 -- and one ...
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The Worst Credit Cards in America

The abundance of rewards programs for U.S. credit card users might lead one to conclude that the best credit cards offer the best rewards. Not even close. According to J.D. ...
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4-Year Low on Tap for Labor Day Gas Prices

The average pump price of a gallon of gas is expected to reach $3.41 by the Labor Day weekend, down more than a penny from Wednesday’s price and down more ...
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Cities With the Most (and Least) Underwater Mortgages

The number of U.S. homes with underwater mortgages (i.e., the amount owed on the mortgage is greater than the market value of the home, often called negative equity) has been ...
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Is Higher Credit Card Debt Increasing Risks of Another Subprime Bubble?

24/7 Wall St. has been looking for anomalies in the economy to find trends since the end of the Great Recession -- trends both good and bad. You may have ...
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Will A Missing $50 Million Winning Lottery Ticket Turn Up?

Winning the lottery has been the dream of many individuals, and not just in the United States. The lottery is also frequently referred to as an idiot tax. And now there ...
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Hedge Funds Underperforming, Yet Still Growing in New Assets

Hedge funds remain somewhat of a mystery to much of the public. They are supposed to have absolute returns, but they do not always outperform their benchmarks. A new report ...
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Student Debt Woes in America Have Surpassed Startling Levels

The recent Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households from the Federal Reserve Board showed some startling facts about America. The worst was that one-third of American households were still ...
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The Next Crisis: People Don’t Know How to Pay for Retirement Expenses!

It is of no surprise that the Great Recession had an impact on the retirement plans of many Americans. What is a shock though is just by how much. A ...
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Fed Survey Shows Many Households Still Worse Off Than Before Recession

In its new Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households, the Federal Reserve Board provides insight into numerous topics of current relevance to household finances. These topics include housing ...
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