Economy

Almost 100 Million Americans Will Travel for Vacation This Year

Modestly priced gasoline and a relatively strong economy will drive almost 100 million people to leave home by car this year for vacation. This means about 40% of adults will ...
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Jerome Powell and FOMC Tell the Markets They Are Out of the Rate-Hiking Business

  If you read our recent preview for the FOMC meeting, you wouldn't be too shocked that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) didn't raise interest rates ...
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Global Growth Projections Temper CEO Q1 Economic Outlook

U.S. CEOs continue to see continued growth in the U.S. economy but their optimism is tempered by uncertainty about growth in the global economy. The chief executives projected 2.5% growth ...
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The World’s Most Miserable Country of 2019

The United Nations just issued its World Happiness Report, and South Sudan, ravaged by war since its creation as a nation in 2011, ranked at the bottom of the list ...
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Get Ready for a More Dovish Jerome Powell and Fed Outlook for 2019

The start of 2019 has been a polar opposite in the stock market than what had been seen at the end of 2018. The bull market has turned 10 ...
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This Is the Cheapest City in the World to Live In

The cheapest city in the world to live in is the most inflation plagued, and one overrun with political strife and violence. According to a survey of the cost to ...
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These Are the 3 Most Expensive Cities in the World

One of the world's most expensive cities to live in is on an island in southeast Asia. Two others that tie with it in cost are in France and China. ...
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China Trade War Cost US $7.8 Billion Last Year

The U.S. trade war with China has started to bite America financially. A new study shows the cost at $7.8 billion, as tariffs that could rise to as much as ...
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The 7 Countries That Create the Most American Jobs

U.S. international trade supports 39 million American jobs, about one of every five. The proportion has doubled since the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed in 1992 ...
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This Corner of Paradise Has the Highest Food Prices in America

Palm trees, beaches, balmy weather, a famously laid-back lifestyle…Hawaii is truly an American paradise. There’s a downside to living in this tropical eden, though: It’s very expensive. According to a ...
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How Much Money Does March Madness Make?

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness, is very big business. Will this year's take be even greater now that sports betting is legal in eight states? ...
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Are US Markets Due for Another Recession?

Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan's famed quote about "irrational exuberance" stuck with many investors when he said it back in the 1990s during the dot-com bubble. In a sense, ...
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Concern About Sexual Harassment Drops Sharply Among Men

The effects of the #MeToo movement and other actions to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace have started to fade rapidly among men with a sharp drop in those who ...
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Most Americans Think Immigrants Make the Nation Stronger

Amidst battles over which immigrants, undocumented or not, should be allowed to enter the United States, most Americans believe that immigrants make the country stronger. And that is above the ...
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New York May Spend $10 Billion to Stop Massive Hurricane Waters

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in late October 2012, it flooded the Holland Tunnel, swamped the lower tip of Manhattan and killed power on the southern half of ...
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