Most Americans Will Struggle to Pronounce These 50 Town Names

Most people probably know how to pronounce Des Moines or Boise. That’s because these are well-known American cities. But people might have mispronounced them when they came across them ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Housing Markets

The U.S. housing market is close to its highest value ever. The median sale price of a home sold in the second quarter of 2019 was $279,600, a 4.3% ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Housing Markets

More than a decade has passed since the U.S. housing bubble burst and the 2008 financial crisis began.  Home prices in major cities across the country lost about a ...
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Most Expensive Colleges That Pay Off the Least

The student debt crisis is one of the most pressing public policy challenges of our time. Americans owe an estimated $1.6 trillion in student loans -- more than any ...
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Is This the Turnaround Nordstrom Has Been Waiting For?

Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) released fiscal second-quarter financial results after markets closed Wednesday. The retailer said that it had $0.90 in earnings per share (EPS) and $3.87 billion in revenue, ...
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Youngest Athletes to Dominate Their Sport

Many athletes don’t hit their prime until their mid or even late 20s. But some players are just so gifted, they can dominate in professional sports in their early 20s ...
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FOMC Minutes Contain Few Game-Changing Views

If the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee decision on interest rates at the end of July wasn't strong enough, there is another chance to evaluate the same data from ...
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7 Big Oil & Gas Stocks Analysts Want You To Buy Now

The energy sector used to be rather dominant in the weighting of the S&P 500. In 2019, it's hard to find investors who are all that eager to buy into ...
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Just Over 500,000 Fewer Jobs Created in the US Since 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently announced the preliminary estimate of the upcoming annual benchmark revision to the establishment survey employment series. Accordingly, the U.S. economy had about 501,000 ...
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CBO Boosts Federal Deficit Projection by $809 Billion

In May, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected a 10-year federal budget deficit of $11.4 trillion. In its latest projection, released Wednesday, the CBO predicts the 10-year deficit will increase ...
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What Analysts Are Saying About Home Depot After Earnings

Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. Although Lowe’s seems to have won this quarter, comparatively speaking, Home Depot still ...
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Defying Logic: Germany Sells 30-Year Bonds for Negative Yields

The media loves pointing to the inverted yield curve, negative interest rates and the imminent recession. There might be a reason why it matters, even if the media keeps jumping ...
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Kinder Morgan Sheds Pipeline and Canadian Subsidiary for $3.3 Billion

Energy infrastructure giant Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) announced Wednesday morning that it has agreed to sell the U.S. portion of its Cochin pipeline system to Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp. ...
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Cherokee Nation Set to Exercise Right to Representation in Congress

In December 1835, a minority party of Cherokees signed the Treaty of New Echota with the U.S. government. In exchange for $5 million and new lands in what was then ...
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July Sales of Existing Homes Beat Estimates Even as Prices Rise

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in July rose 2.5% to 5.42 million from a total of 5.27 million ...
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