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Intense Demand and Low Mortgage Rates Send Home Prices to Record Highs
2/19/2021 Zillow
Home values continue to rise at a historic monthly pace, growing 1.1% from December to January.Phoenix is booming, recording the highest annual growth in both home values (17.1%) and typical rent (8.4%) among the nation's largest metros.
TIME 2021 List of The Next 100 Most Influential People in the World
2/17/2021 TIME
TIME reveals the 2021 TIME100 Next list, an expansion of the flagship TIME100 franchise that recognizes 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of entertainment, health, politics, business and more.
Median Home Sale Price Increases 15% to $318,750
2/16/2021 Redfin
Redfin reports median prices rose 15%, pending home sales were up 29%, and new listings fell 11% from the same period a year earlier.
Corporate PACs Took Unprecedented Action by Suspending Contributions to Republicans After Riot
2/12/2021 The Conference Board
Following the Capitol riot in early January, some corporations swiftly announced that their political action committees (PACs) ceased donating to Republican lawmakers.
American Consumers Turn to Stock Market amid Pandemic Restrictions
2/10/2021 The Conference Board
Record-high stock valuations—and fewer things to spend on as COVID-19 restrictions enter a second year—are enticing more US consumers to invest extra cash in the stock market.
Wildfires Driving Strong Concern about Climate Change
9/19/2020 Environmental Defense Action Fund
The Western wildfires are driving strong concern about climate change, with nearly three quarters of Americans (73%) saying recent weather events have made them more concerned about the impacts of climate change
100,000 Restaurants Closed Six Months into Pandemic
9/14/2020 National Restaurant Association
Six months following the first shutdown of restaurants for the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is in limbo.Without government investment, thousands more could close in next six months.
The first comprehensive study of state-by-state reopenings shows ad hoc policies exacerbate COVID
9/8/2020 MIT Sloan School of Management
Uncoordinated opening, closing, and reopening of states and counties is making the COVID problem worse in the U.S.,
Millions Sign Petition to Shut Down Pornhub For Alleged Sex Trafficking Videos
9/5/2020 Exodus Cry
With signers from 192 countries, anti-trafficking expert Laila Mickelwait's "Traffickinghub" petition to shut down Pornhub for allegedly enabling and profiting from the sex trafficking and rape of women and children.
TIME Names the 2019 Person of the Year: Greta Thunberg
12/11/2019 TIME
U.S. Airlines Expected to Fly 47.5 Million Travelers during the Winter Holiday Season
12/10/2019 Airlines for America
2.6 million passengers will take to the skies each day over the holidays, with daily volumes ranging from 2.2 million to 3 million.
2020 Economic and Market Outlook
12/7/2019 The Vanguard Group Inc
Trade tensions and policy decisions are expected to weigh on the global economy, Vanguard economists report
Bella is the Top Dog Name of the Decade
12/5/2019 My Dog's Name
Bella has been the top female dog name every year since the site My Dog's Name started in the early 2010s. It predicts that Frozen 2 and Star Wars names will be popular in 2020.
Toys R Us Reopens with First New U.S. Store
11/27/2019 Tru Kids Brands
Toys"R"Us returns today with the opening of its first new U.S. retail store at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.
Homebuyers Will Have Fewer Options, Bidding Wars Will Rebound in 2020
11/26/2019 Redfin
Charleston and Charlotte will lead the nation in home-price growth as more people and employers move to affordable Southeast cities.
More Than Half of Americans Have Avoided Medical Care Due To Cost
11/22/2019 HealthPocket
If there is one thing a majority of Americans can agree on, it's that healthcare costs are too expensive and they hospitals to be upfront pricing and costs before treatment.
Nearly All U.S. Consumers Plan Majority of Holiday Shopping Online
11/20/2019 Leanplum
Consumers are shunning brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season with over 95 percent choosing to buy half or more of their gifts online.
A Quarter of Asian American and Pacific Islander Californians Are Struggling with Poverty
11/18/2019 PRRI; AAPI Data
23% of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in California are working and struggling with poverty.
Brand Loyalty Is on the Rise Among Consumers in the U.S.
11/17/2019 Yotpo
Nearly 9 of 10 U.S. consumers professe loyalty to brands, with nearly a quarter (24.82%) saying they're in fact more brand loyal this year versus last.
New York City the World's Most Innovative City
11/15/2019 2thinknow
New York topped the 12th annual list of the world's most innovative cities on Tuesday, snatching back the lead from Tokyo and London after embracing a more sustainable lifestyle, start-up economy and new smart technologies in the Big Apple.
Survey Finds Three-Quarters of Americans (75%) Feel Lonely
11/12/2019 American Osteopathic Association
A new survey finds 75% of American adults feel a sense of loneliness—an increase from the 72% reported in the 2016 AOA Loneliness in America poll.
Spending on U.S. Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards to Top $10 trillion
11/11/2019 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.
1 in 3 Cardholders Are in Credit Card Debt Due to Medical Bills
11/10/2019 CompareCards
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.
Consumers are Approaching the Holiday Season Eager to Spend
11/7/2019 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.
Health Care, Mass Shootings, 2020 Presidential Election Causing Americans Significant Stress
11/5/2019 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
Airports are Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Take Some Stress Out of Holiday Travel
11/2/2019 Zensors
With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Airports are turning to Artificial Intelligence to help relieve passenger's travel stress
Most Consumers Will Spend More at Businesses with Clean Restrooms
3/20/2019 Bradley Corporation
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.
More Americans Pay For Internet Video Than Cable or Satellite TV
For the first time, more people pay for a streaming service than subscribe to traditional pay TV, a new survey has found.
Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C Requires Rapid, Far-Reaching and Unprecedented Changes in Society
10/8/2018 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.
Fall Semester - A Time for Parents to Discuss the High Risk Drinking Among College Students
8/9/2018 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.
Median Home Price Reaches All Time High, But Price Growth Slows
7/26/2018 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 using HTTP may be labeled "Not Secure" with July Google Chrome update
7/3/2018 DigiCert, Inc.
Millions of websites that are not encrypted by default may receive security warnings for visitors using Google Chrome in July.
Sometimes Work is Best Left at Work
6/18/2018 Frere Enterprises
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.
Ready to Launch Your Business? Try Setting Up Shop in These Hot - and Affordable - Startup Cities
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.
More Than Half Of Americans Say Corporate Integrity Deteriorating
5/22/2018 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.
Summer Isn't the Only Time for Fitness
5/12/2018 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.
Study Reveals Loneliness at Epidemic Levels in America
5/2/2018 Cigna
A national survey exploring the impact of loneliness in the United States reveals that most American adults are considered lonely.
More than 4 in 10 Americans Live with Unhealthy Air
4/18/2018 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.
2018 Best Places to Live
4/9/2018 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.
Top U.S. Cities in Solar Power Expansion
4/4/2018 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.
Japan-made AI Robot to Interact with Guests at New Seattle Restaurant
3/30/2018 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.
Living Abroad Leads to Clearer Sense of Self and Career Decision Making
3/21/2018 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.
Sales of Legal Cannabis Products to Accelerate This Year
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.
It's Daylight Saving Time: Make Some Changes, for Safety's Sake!
3/10/2018 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday March 11 when clocks are set ahead one hour.
Growth Needed to Offset GOP's Tax Bill Heading to be Out of Reach
3/6/2018 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.
US Airports Prone to Flight Cancellations
2/28/2018 InsureMyTrip
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.
More Guns Mean More Gun Violence, More Mass Shootings, and More Suicides
2/23/2018 VOX
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 Spend An Average of $450 A Week On Impulse Buys
2/21/2018 Slickdeals
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.
AI & Robotics to Dominate the Defense Industry
2/19/2018 Market Forcast
Artificial Intelligence & Robotics are going to dominate the expenditures in de defense market the next decade.
Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. for 2018
2/12/2018 Location, Inc.
Annual crime rates by city highlight continued appeal of coveted bedroom communities across the country--in Massachusetts, Illinois, and beyond.
US Business Leaders at Increased Risk From Overseas Sextortion
2/6/2018 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.
Sunday's Football Rematch: A Tale of Two Cities' Home Prices Since 2005
2/4/2018 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.
Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen becomes the first athlete sponsored with cryptocurrency
2/1/2018 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.
Harvard Study: Green Buildings Provide Nearly $6 Billion in Benefits to Health and Climate
1/30/2018 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.
What Americans Regret about Money -- and the 2018 Financial Resolutions They Promise to Keep
As January ends and the holiday bills start to roll in, 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.
2018 Best Countries Report: Switzerland Is the No 1 Country in the World
1/23/2018 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.
Top 50 Bed Bug Cities
1/20/2018 Orkin, LLC
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.
Top Four Emerging Startup Industries for 2018
1/18/2018 99designs
Cryptocurrency, cannabis, virtual reality and alternative travel businesses among hottest new industries for startups this year.
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?