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?
American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concerns are more pertinent than ever.
Study Reveals Tasks People Would Rather Do Than Ask for a Raise; How Employee Confidence Has Changed Over Three Years.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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 is building new quantum computers to deliver solutions to important problems that are too enormous to ever be processed by classical computers.
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.
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).
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 engages viewers with highly memorable content that has a greater impact for video advertisers than social media feeds, a study reveals.
At present, collaborative robots are being increasingly adopted by automotive, electrical and electronics and semiconductors, rubber and plastic, and metal processing.
Switch is building the largest data center campus in the world just east of Reno-Sparks at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.
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.