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2017 Closes Strong, Record High December Home Prices
1/16/2018 RE/MAX
While sales dropped slightly from a year ago, December capped off a 2017 of record home prices, speedy sales and low inventory.
The New Year Marks Healthiest Credit Score for U.S. Consumers Since 2007 - Average at 675
1/11/2018 Experian
The nation's average credit score is up two points to 675 —from 673 last year— and is just four points away from the 2007 average of 679.
The 2018 Best Jobs
1/10/2018 U.S. News & World Report
The rankings offer a look at the year's best jobs across 15 categories.Software Developer takes No. 1, while health care vocations continue to dominate the list.
Americans Continue To Move West And South
1/8/2018 United Van Lines
Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents.
National Coffee Day Friday Sept 29
9/28/2017 USA Today
Friday is National Coffee Day and the best way to celebrate is with free and discounted cups of java.
Report: Exhausted Employees Cost American Companies Millions of Dollars Annually
9/25/2017 National Safety Council
A U.S. employer with 1,000 workers stands to lose about $1.4 million each year in absenteeism, diminished productivity, and healthcare costs because of exhausted employees, many of whom have undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders.
Viewers Rely on Local TV Stations for Breaking News During Hurricane
9/17/2017 comScore
In Houston, the combined total-day average audience for the ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates was more than 537,000 households during Hurricane Harvey, a 140% increase vs. the prior week.
57% of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings
9/12/2017 GOBankingRates
Millennials are more likely than other generations to have nothing saved, while adults 65 and older are more likely to have $10,000 or more in a savings account.
Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago are the Smartest Cities in North America
9/5/2017 ABI Research
LA, NY, Chicago are the smartest cities, evaluated across LED streetlights, smart meters, renewable energy, electric mobility, smart parking, mobility-as-a-service, vehicle-to-everything technologies, smart waste, and first responder communications.
Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a Way of Life for Majority of U.S. Workers
8/24/2017 Career Builder
Do you count down to payday? You're not alone. More than three-quarters of workers (78 percent) are living paycheck-to-paycheck to make ends meet — up from 75 percent last year and a trait more common in women than men — 81 vs. 75 percent.
FDA warns of potential contamination in multiple brands of drugs, dietary supplements by PharmaTech
8/13/2017 U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. FDA is advising consumers and health care professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands.
First Customers Get Tesla Model 3 Electric Cars
7/30/2017 NPR
While more than 500,000 people have put down a deposit for the privilege of owning Tesla's new Model 3, according to the company, 30 employees were the lucky few to receive their vehicles first.
Employees Waste More Than One Day a Week Using Mobile Device for Non-Work Activities
7/19/2017 OfficeTeam
If you've ever felt there's not enough time in the work week, your cell phone may be to blame. Professionals surveyed by OfficeTeam said they squander five hours a week, using their mobile device for non-work activities in the office.
60 Percent of Employers Plan to Hire Full-time, Permanent Employees in the Second Half of 2017
7/8/2017 CareerBuilder
Are you one of the 27 percent of workers who plan to change jobs in the back half of the year?
America's Opioid Crisis: A National Town Hall
7/6/2017 Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
How can people who narrowly survive a drug overdose put their lives in danger again by immediately returning to substance use? And what can be done to put them on the road to recovery rather than back on the path of addiction?
American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concern
6/19/2017 GOBankingRates
American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concerns are more pertinent than ever.
Cash In At Work Or Clean Up At Home?
6/15/2017 Rober Half
Study Reveals Tasks People Would Rather Do Than Ask for a Raise; How Employee Confidence Has Changed Over Three Years.
What You Need To Make In Every State To Send Your Kid To College
6/7/2017 GOBankingRates
With tuition on the rise, more people are taking out student loan. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Americans owe $1.34 trillion in student loan. There is another way to finance higher education and that is to pay for it outright.
Twitter is the Prime Social Media Network for World Leaders
5/31/2017 Burson Marsteller
Pope Francis is the most followed world leader on Twitter with a combined total of 33,716,301 followers on his nine language accounts, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Bright Skies, Long Days, Warm Weather Give Summer Drivers False Sense Of Safety
5/23/2017 Michelin
Despite drivers' self-confidence, Memorial Day commences the most dangerous season of the year on the road, with more auto accidents occurring during summer months than any other time of year,1 according to NHTSA.
Nevada Joins Handful of States in 80 MPH Speed Limit
5/14/2017 AP
Nevada joins a handful of other states — South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah — in allowing people to drive 80 mph in certain, mostly rural areas. The highest speed is 85 mph on a Texas toll road from Austin to San Antonio.
U.S. labor market tightening; productivity drops in first quarter
5/4/2017 Reuters
New applications for U.S. jobless benefits fell sharply last week and the number of Americans on unemployment rolls hit a 17-year low, pointing to a tightening labor market that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.
Small Business Owners Optimistic About Current and Future Conditions
4/4/2017 Capital One
Small business owners are feeling good about sales, the economy and future conditions, with women- and millennial-owned businesses reporting significant increases in sentiment and expectations for the future. But hesitant to hire.
Parents Are Likely To Pass Down Good And Bad Financial Habits To Their Kids
3/23/2017 T. Rowe Price Group
Positive money behaviors among kids are associated with parents' decision to let their kids decide how to manage their money. Conversely, troubling financial habits among kids were frequently seen when parents have a troubling history with money.
Gender Equality: Albuquerque Ranked #1 Nationwide
3/22/2017 Albuquerque Innovation Central
Trulia recently ranked the 100 largest U.S. metros by how far women have come to achieving gender equality with regard to owning a home, attending at least four years of college and getting paid. Albuquerque, NM, ranked first in the nation.
Selling rice to Japan? Minnesota tribes marketing wild rice to the world
3/21/2017 StarTribune
Leech Lake is moving to expand its wild rice harvest from a sporadic enterprise involving mostly tribal members to a full-fledged business with international reach.
Could tuition-free college return to California?
3/20/2017 Central Valley Business Times
Legislation would tap the richest Californians to make college free for all • “The cost of sending your kids to college has been rising faster than wages for the great majority of Californians”
How Internet is Saving Culture and People Start Paying for Online Content
3/19/2017 The Seattle Times
In just about every cultural medium, digital technology is letting in new voices. And now the business side of culture is changing: People have started paying for online content.
IBM Building Quantum Computers To Process Problems Too Enormous for Traditional Computers
3/6/2017 IBM
IBM is building new quantum computers to deliver solutions to important problems that are too enormous to ever be processed by classical computers.
Delta to fly newer, quieter, more efficient aircraft at New York's LaGuardia Airport
3/2/2017 Delta Air Lines
Deltawill stop flying MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis at New York's LaGuardia March 2. The airline will fly non a mix of quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 family aircraft, Boeing 737s and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircraft.
Majority Of Illinois Voters Support A Sugary Drink Tax To Address Budget Deficit
2/28/2017 American Heart Association
A majority of Illinois voters support a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks to help address the state's budget deficit, according to a poll released today by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Uber Drivers Want Tips
2/27/2017 Crain's New York Business
How much e-hail drivers earn has long been a source of contention in the taxi industry? The drivers say they need gratuities to make a living wage. And they may soon have research that backs them up.
Premium Editorial Content Is More Memorable And Engaging Than Social Feeds
2/24/2017 Teads
Premium editorial engages viewers with highly memorable content that has a greater impact for video advertisers than social media feeds, a study reveals.
Global Collaborative Robots Market to Grow 60% In 2017-2021
2/21/2017 ReportBuyer
At present, collaborative robots are being increasingly adopted by automotive, electrical and electronics and semiconductors, rubber and plastic, and metal processing.
Largest Data Center Building In World Opens Near Reno, NV
2/20/2017 VEGAS Inc
Switch is building the largest data center campus in the world just east of Reno-Sparks at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.
Student Debt in America Has Hit a New Record
2/17/2017 Bloomberg
Total U.S. student debt hit a record $1.31 trillion last year, the 18th consecutive year Americans' education debt rose, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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