The Nilson Report
Spending for goods and services initiated by credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in the United States, which totaled $7.266 trillion in 2018, is projected to reach $10.086 trillion in 2023.
One in three cardholders are in credit card debt due to medical bills. Of those who paid a medical bill with their credit card, almost 10% owe at least $10,000.
The Conference Board
Consumers are entering the holiday season in a highly festive mood, with intentions to spend about $675 on gifts this season. An increase over last year's spending estimate of $627.
American Psychological Association
A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election
With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Airports are turning to Artificial Intelligence to help relieve passenger's travel stress
One in two Americans are willing to ante up more cash at businesses that have clean, well-maintained restrooms. The number has hiked up seven points to 52% this year compared to 45% in 2018.
For the first time, more people pay for a streaming service than subscribe to traditional pay TV, a new survey has found.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC states.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
As college students arrive on campus this fall, it's a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of harmful and underage drinking and dealing with its aftermath.
ATTOM Data Solutions
U.S. single family homes and condos sold for a median price of $255,000 in the second quarter, up 6.3 percent from a year ago to a new all-time high but the slowest annual appreciation since Q2 2016.
Millions of websites that are not encrypted by default may receive security warnings for visitors using Google Chrome in July.
In some situations, people may feel obligated to take work home. But be careful with how often work is brought home because of how important rest is.
New York and San Francisco have long lured entrepreneurs ready to launch their startups. However, the costs associated with setting up shop in those cities are astronomical.
Eagle Hill Consulting
New research finds that the majority of working age Americans believe that integrity is on the decline in corporate America. Fifty-four percent of respondents say that integrity has gotten worse among companies during the past five years.
Financial Education Benefits Center
As summer approaches, a lot of people are beginning the yearly cycle of worrying over a beach body and being summer ready. But health and fitness are year-round issues to keep in mind.
A national survey exploring the impact of loneliness in the United States reveals that most American adults are considered lonely.
American Lung Association
American Lung Association's 19th annual air quality report finds ozone pollution worsened significantly, 133.9 million people at risk from air pollution.
U.S. News & World Report
The new list ranks the country's 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life. Austin, Texas, took the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row, with Colorado Springs, Colorado, taking the No. 2 spot.
Environment Texas Research and Policy Center
Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.
Plenty USA, Inc.
The AI robot will be placed atop tables. The robot was developed to be able to recognize faces, help customers, and make sure communication with the servers goes smoothly.
Columbia Business School
Living abroad can clarify your sense of self, according to new research by a team of social scientists at Columbia Business School, Rice University, and the University of North Carolina.
The global legal cannabis market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% between 2017 to 202 to reach $63.5 billion. The market is going through robust growth because of increasing legalization and decriminalization of cannabis across North America.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday March 11 when clocks are set ahead one hour.
American Customer Satisfaction Index
The economic growth needed to offset last year's GOP tax bill could be out of reach as customer satisfaction stalled toward the end of 2017.
For passengers to make more informed decisions when booking flights, they should know country's busiest airports that are more prone to flight cancellations and about airline cancellation policies.
Among developed nations, the US is far and away the most violent — in large part due to the easy access many Americans have to firearms.
Americans impulsively buy three things a week and spend an average of $450 every month and that adds up to $5,400 annually, or $324,000 over the course of their lifetime.
Artificial Intelligence & Robotics are going to dominate the expenditures in de defense market the next decade.
Annual crime rates by city highlight continued appeal of coveted bedroom communities across the country--in Massachusetts, Illinois, and beyond.
Cybersleuth Investigations, Inc.
Increasingly sophisticated sextortion gangs, operating from countries beyond the reach of U.S. law enforcement, have dramatically altered their tactics to exploit targeted male victims in leadership roles across the United States.
National Association of Realtors
The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have had 2 weeks to rest, strategize and get pumped up for today's big game. Here's how home prices have moved from the last time – in 2005 – these two played each other in the championship game.
CEEK VR, Inc.
Canadian speed skater and double world record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen has teamed up with ONG Social and CEEK VR in a unique sponsorship. The terms of the agreement include cryptocurrency compensation.
United Technologies Corp.
Did you know buildings can deliver billions of dollars' worth of public health benefits, including fewer hospitalizations and reduced climate impacts? A new study says that's the case – if they're energy efficient buildings.
As January ends and the holiday bills start to roll in, Debt.com reports survey finding about American's money regrets and hopes. Over 77 percent said they are making financial resolution in 2018. only 43 percent said they made them in the past.
U.S. News & World Report
Switzerland held its position as the No. 1 country in the world, according to the 2018 Best Countries report, a rankings and analysis project by U.S. News & World Report, Y&R's BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
For the second year in a row, Baltimore tops Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list. New York fell four spots, Dallas-Fort Worth joined the top 10. San Diego and Albany rejoin the list, and New Orleans and Flint, Mich. join the list.
Cryptocurrency, cannabis, virtual reality and alternative travel businesses among hottest new industries for startups this year.
While sales dropped slightly from a year ago, December capped off a 2017 of record home prices, speedy sales and low inventory.
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.
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.
United Van Lines
Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents.
Friday is National Coffee Day and the best way to celebrate is with free and discounted cups of java.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you one of the 27 percent of workers who plan to change jobs in the back half of the year?
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?