Economy

Consumer Sentiment Remains Strong Heading Into Holiday Shopping Season

Consumer sentiment extended its streak of weekly gains to seven last week, according to the latest report from Morning Consult. Based on the firm's daily survey of some 7,500 U.S. ...
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Extreme Weather Could Drive 22 Million People From Their Homes This Year

Cyclones, hurricanes and floods drove more than 7 million people from their homes in the first six months of 2019. By the end of the year, the total number of ...
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Voter Preference for Bloomberg Rises to 5%

Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign has been off and running for over a week. His poll numbers, based on preferences of Democrat primary voters, have risen to 5%. While he is ...
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US and China Show Diverging Manufacturing Data Ahead of Would-Be Trade Pact

It has become rather difficult to predict the daily ups and downs of how trade negotiations between China and the United States will go. The current expectation is for a ...
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This City Will Waste the Most Food on Thanksgiving

While the Thanksgiving holiday is traditionally a time for Americans to gather with family and friends and celebrate the bounty and generosity of this country, we have to face the ...
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Recession Versus Expansion Tug of War Continues Among Economists

It has to be more than mildly confusing for the public to hear so many talking heads opine about the same issues facing the economy and financial markets. After all, ...
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US Consumer Sentiment Rises as Black Friday Approaches

The final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for November rose from an October reading of 95.5 to 96.8. When the preliminary November index score was reported earlier this month, ...
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Holiday Parties Staging a Comeback This Year

One of the staples of 20th-century business stories was the rowdy and expensive Christmas party. Even into the first decade of the 21st century, some companies went all out and ...
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Almost Half of Americans Went to Civil Court Last Year — and Not for Traffic Tickets

Not counting traffic tickets, 47% of U.S. households reported having at least one civil legal problem in 2018. Counting traffic tickets, the total rises to 56%. A quarter said they ...
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Here’s Why Hispanic Women Make Half What White Men Did Last Year

Tuesday, November 20, marks a dubious achievement. It is the day that the income earned by a Hispanic woman will equal the pay earned by a non-Hispanic white male in ...
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Consumer Sentiment Strengthens as Americans Acknowledge Wage, Job Gains

Consumer sentiment extended its streak of weekly gains to four last week, according to the latest report from Morning Consult. Based on the firm's daily survey of some 7,500 U.S. ...
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This State’s Unemployment Rate Is 70% Higher Than America’s

Once a month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues the unemployment rate by state. The jobless figures for many are much different from the national average, which was 3.6% in ...
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500 Million Pieces of Trash Cover This State’s Roads

One of America's largest states by population has roads littered with items that people have thrown away. The litter ranges from cigarette butts to bottles and aluminum cans. Researchers say ...
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Americans to Set New Records for Driving and Flying This Thanksgiving

Traveling to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family is probably as much a tradition as the turkey feast itself. This year, according to an estimate from AAA, 55.3 million Americans ...
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President John F. Kennedy

America’s 5 Youngest Presidents

An American must only be 35 years old to become president of the United States, but voters typically elect much older candidates. The median age at inauguration is 55 and ...
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