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November Retail Spending Growth Tops Expectations

U.S. consumer spending increased by 4.2% year over year to $513.5 billion in November and up by 0.2% month over month from an upwardly revised October total of $512.4 billion. ...
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Be Liquid, Be Prepared to Move Fast as Global Economy Slows: Pimco

It's pretty hard to find anyone outside the White House who does not believe that global economic growth is slowing and that the next recession is on its way, perhaps ...
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The Bell Curve of Tech Addiction

By Doug Clinton of Loup Ventures Since we started writing about tech addiction as a potential market opportunity, we’re often asked, “What exactly are the opportunities?” We see opportunities across ...
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Close to 30 Million Newborns Need Immediate Medical Treatment Each Year

The World Health Organization reports close to 30 million babies with health problems require immediate care worldwide. And this is true every year. They include infants born prematurely and babies ...
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Natural Gas Price Dips Following Storage Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stockpiles decreased by 77 billion cubic feet for the week ending December 7. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Robot Fear Index: Increased Adoption May Be Fueling Concerns

By Andrew Murphy and Will Thompson of Loup Ventures Like many in the tech space, we believe robotics is changing the nature of work. However, public perception of robots is ...
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Half of CFOs Expect US Recession in 2019

Nearly half of U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) (48.6%) expect the U.S. economy to fall into a recession by the end of 2019. Even more (82%) believe that a U.S. ...
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Over 112 Million Americans, One Third of Population, Will Travel Over Holidays

One-third of Americans will travel over the holidays this year, which will be a record. The total number of travelers will reach 112.5 million, who will travel by car, bus, ...
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Crude Oil Price Pared Gain Following Modest Inventory Drop

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 1.2 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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September Mortgage Delinquencies Begin to Show Effects of 2018 Natural Disasters

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell from 5% in September 2017 to 4.4% in September 2018, the lowest total on ...
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November Small Business Optimism Plunges on Lowered Expectations

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for November fell from 107.4 in October to come in at 104.8. The August ...
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Natural Gas Price Firmly Higher Following Inventory Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Friday morning that U.S. natural gas stockpiles decreased by 63 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 30. Analysts were expecting a ...
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58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

It has been known for years that smokers are not the only people whose health is damaged by their smoking. Tens of millions of Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke, ...
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Business Executives Remain Positive on US Economy

With the markets back in correction territory, it makes sense that business executives’ outlook on the U.S. economy fell sharply as well in a recent survey. However, these business executives ...
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Crude Oil Price Remains Sunk Following Massive Inventory Drop

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 7.3 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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