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US Auto Fuel Economy Rating 25 MPG in November

The average fuel-economy rating for new vehicles sold in the United States in November 2017 was 25.0 miles per gallon, down from the October average of 25.1 mpg. For all ...
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Global Arms Sales Reach $375 Billion, First Rise Since 2010

Global arms sales reached $374.8 billion in 2016, the first increase since 2010, according to the latest annual report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). It covers sales ...
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US Could Face Trouble in Fight With Russia and China According to New Analysis

The United States spends more on its defense budget than any nation in the world — by far. But new work from think tank Rand shows that under some circumstances, ...
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Top 10 Housing Markets for 2018

With home prices continuing to rise at an annual clip of 6% or more, buying a home becomes an even more important decision for buyers. The last thing you want ...
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Overweight and Older Woman Face Huge Employment Bias

Human resources departments and employees who make hiring decisions are not supposed to pick new workers on the basis of race, color or creed. That usually also extends to weight ...
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US Oil Rig Count Rises Again, Price on Track for Weekly Drop of Nearly 2%

In the week ended December 8, 2017, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 751, two more than in the prior week and up by ...
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US Auto Loans Up 6% Year Over Year, Total Now $1.12 Trillion

Whether U.S. consumers are purchasing a new or a used car, the odds are very high that an auto loan is involved. Some 85.5% of all new car buyers and ...
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Americans Favor Government-Mandated Health Care Again: Gallup

Between 2000 and 2008, an average of 62% of Americans polled annually by Gallup said they thought that it was government's responsibility to make sure that all Americans had health ...
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More Than 86,000 Homes at Risk From Southern California Wildfires

Some 86,242 Southern California homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties are at risk from the massive Thomas, Rye and Creek wildfires raging in the area. The combined reconstruction cost ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boston Scientific, Ciena, GoDaddy, Kratos, Lipocine, Repligen, Teladoc and More

Stocks have hit new all-time highs in recent days, and they are indicated to open higher on Friday. The trend that has continued to prevail has been for investors to ...
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IMF Warns of ‘Tensions’ in Chinese Financial System

The rapid expansion of China's economy over the past several years has cooled recently from prior GDP growth rates in the double digits as the government has become more willing ...
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Natural Gas Price Sets Annual Low Ahead of Storage Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 2 billion cubic feet for the week ending December 1. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Allergan, Borg Warner, Lam Research, Mellanox Technologies, Shake Shack and More

The futures are down this morning as the markets continue to swirl in anticipation of a tax reform package. While the House and the Senate are continuing to work on ...
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November Job Cuts at 7-Month Low

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for November, reporting that layoffs in the month rose 17% year over year and 17% month ...
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Holiday Online Shopping Totals Over $65 Billion Since November 1

Through Tuesday, online retail sales have generated more than $1 billion each day since November 1. For the 35 days, sales now total $65.15 billion, well on the way to ...
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