Economy

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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Bloomberg Is First Choice of Only 2% of Democratic Primary Voters

A research firm that polls for trends in the 2020 election recently found that 87% of primary voters have heard of Michael Bloomberg. However, he is only the first choice ...
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October Small Business Optimism Improves as Holiday Season Approaches

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index rose from 101.8 in September to 102.4 in October. In August 2018, the NFIB ...
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The Rich Throw More of Their Money Under the Mattress

The very wealthy have started to turn their backs on traditional investments and have thrown much of their net worths into cash. Typically, this investment decision makes them very little ...
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More Americans Think Couples Don’t Need to Marry

The traditional notion that a couple who have been together for a long time should get married has broken down. The number of people who have been in "romantic partnerships" ...
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Outlook for $63 Trillion in Sovereign Debt Turns Negative: Moody’s

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth has lost ground this year, and the outlook for next year is no better. Moody's Investors Service issued a new report Monday morning calling ...
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Consumer Sentiment Supports the No-Recession Call

Now that markets have hit new highs and now that longer-term interest rates have risen again, we are getting a first look at consumer sentiment for the month of November. ...
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Why the Federal Reserve Rate Cutting Cycle Already May Be Over

With news of the trade negotiations between the United States and China going well, it will be time to rethink some of the more negative economic expectations for the end ...
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US Retail Sales Projected to Top $1 Trillion This Holiday Season

Americans are expected to spend just over $1 trillion this holiday season, despite a shopping season that it six days shorter and anxiety over the U.S. economy. That projection marks ...
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Consumer Sentiment on Track to Keep Rising

Consumer sentiment rose to a six-week high last week, according to the latest report from Morning Consult. Based on the firm's daily survey of some 7,500 U.S. adults, overall consumer ...
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