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.
PRRI; AAPI Data
23% of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in California are working and struggling with poverty.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United Van Lines
Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Urban Land Institute
The housing and neighborhood location choices of immigrants will have a significant impact on urban growth in the U.S. for decades to come, particularly as more foreign-born residents seek to own homes in suburban communities.
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.
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.
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.
Of those who expect to receive a refund, 79 percent plan to put it into savings or use it to pay off debt, up four percent from last year's survey results.
The Mercury News - Southern California News Group
State politicians have touted California’s economy as being so big it would be the sixth largest in the world, but what they don’t tell you is the high cost of living knocks it down a few notches.
PRNewswire - AFS Intercultural Programs
The idea of cultural exploration is an exciting one for Generation Z. Of the more than 5,000 teenagers aged 13-18 who responded, 60 percent indicated they have already considered an exchange.
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Lawmakers are advancing an assortment of bills this year to begin collecting state excise taxes that are owed for online sales of retail products, a step that one lawmaker estimates might haul in an extra $80 million a year for the state treasury.
The ad, dubbed “Born the Hard Way,” isn’t just an opportunity for Budweiser to tout its heritage.
Minnesota is in for at least two decades of slow or no economic growth unless it can attract more immigrants and more quickly put them to work.
U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly falling last week to a near 43-year low
If you want to maintain your brain health as you age, then get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per day, according to a new consensus report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH)
Kantar Milward Brown - PRNewswire
A new AdReaction study from Kantar Millward Brown reveals Gen Z has its own distinct behaviours, attitudes and responses to advertising. The study is the first comprehensive global study of Gen Z.
KQED News - Sam Harnett
When California began raising its minimum wage two years ago, Bill Phelps and his investors were worried. Phelps is now convinced minimum wage increases aren’t bad for the fast food business; in fact, he says, they’re great.
Finland just rolled out a pilot program to test universal basic income, or UBI. And while the idea of regular cash handouts may sound tantalizing, out-of-work Americans shouldn't hold their breath.
The Orange County Register
The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for California rose in December to its highest level since October 2007.
PRNewswire - Zillow
- Los Angeles is the most valuable metro, worth $2.5 trillion.
- Portland, Ore. had the biggest increase among the largest housing markets, growing 13.4 percent in 2016.
- Renters paid $478.5 billion in 2016, a 3.8 percent increase from 2015.
PRNewswire - U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau projected the U.S. population will be 324,310,011 on Jan. 1, 2017. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 15,564,473, or 5.04 percent.
West Hawaii Today - AP
New figures show Hawaii paid out $112 million in tax credits for renewable energy investment in 2014, the largest state tax credit that year.
New U.S. single-family home sales rose more than expected in November and consumer sentiment hovered near a 13-year high this month, strengthening the view that the economy will gain further momentum next year.
People's World - By Mark Gruenberg
Employer associations are predicting a raise in the federal minimum wage will cause employers to lay off workers. According to a new study, this is a false alarm.
New York Business Journal
Up to $500 million has been set aside to spur job growth within New York City's life sciences sector.
America's central bank is nudging its benchmark interest rate higher, announcing a move from the current 0.25-0.50 percent to a range of 0.50 and 0.75 percent.
IKEA will offer all its US employees up to four months of paid parental leave, making the retailer one of the first companies to extend benefits to hourly employees that are usually available only to white-collar workers.
While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.
US Census Bureau
Today is Thanksgiving Day. One of the most traditional of American holidays, it's thought to have begun in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
PRNewswire - Delta Dental Plans Association
According to a Delta Dental survey, out today, favorability of pumpkin pie hovers around thirty-six percent with American adults, more than double that of American's next favorite Thanksgiving pie, pecan (15 percent).
Casper Star Tribune
A committee of state lawmakers voted Friday to advance a bill that would require large online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases made by Wyoming customers.
More selling in U.S. bond markets Monday pushed mortgage rates to a psychological breaking point.
U.S. jobs continued to rise at a steady pace in October and wage gains accelerated.Wage gains picked up, with average hourly earnings rising 0.4 percent from a month earlier to $25.92
Two Toyota Motor Corp brands again led the annual reliability survey from Consumer Reports magazine, and General Motors Co's (GM.N) Buick was the first American brand in at least 35 years to crack the top three.
A quick poll of America's mayors and councilmembers found that infrastructure investment and strengthening the economy are the most pressing issues that Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump should address in their first 100 days if elected to office.
NewsAdvance.com - AP
California regulators ask the public to critique proposed regulations that would — eventually — allow self-driving cars that lack a steering wheel or pedals on public roads.
The cost of living in the U.S. rose at the fastest pace in five months on energy and shelter prices.
Living in New York City is expensive — even if you have a high-paying job.
College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings of the Best Business Schools in New York, Michigan, Ohio, and Chicago.
PR Newswire - Fifth Third Bank
For investors, weathering the rhetoric of Election 2016 is critical. According to experts at Fifth Third Bank by maintaining a steadfast focus on fundamental investment goals and strategies, investors can make it through fluctuations and uncertainty.
Arkansas Business - AP
Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties are projecting an additional $122 million in tax revenue each year and thousands of new jobs, but opponents of the ballot measure are rejecting the study as "propaganda."
NBC 6 News
With Hurricane Matthew no longer a threat to the area, businesses and public services were among those who were reopening on Friday.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to near a 43-year low.The unemployment rate is seen holding steady at 4.9 percent.
The U.S. government just relinquished control over one very large entity — the internet. As of Saturday, October 1, the NTIA no longer exercises control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Nevada Public Radio - ByRae Ellen Bichell
It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But a new study finds that when operating and maintenance costs are included cleaner cars may actually be a better bet.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL - By NICOLE RAZ
Las Vegas needs to better prepare for a projected increase in tourists — particularly from China, the head of the U.S. Travel Association said Thursday.
KPNR Nevada Public Radio
The PEW Research Center reported today that Nevada saw a decline in “unauthorized immigrant populations.” While the numbers rose in six U.S. states, Nevada was one of seven states that saw a decline.
Tahoe Daily Tribune - By Sally Roberts
Economically, northern Nevada is more connected to northern California, and southern Nevada more connected to southern California and Phoenix than they are to each other.
CardPlayer.com - By Brian Pempus
The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on Thursday unanimously recommended $750 million worth of public funding for a proposed $1.9 billion NFL stadium in Las Vegas, according to reports.
KSNV News3LV - By Tony Garcia
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally-adjusted 6.3 percent in August, according to a news release from the Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation. This is down 0.3 of a percentage point over the year.
Corvallis Gazette-Times - By MICHELLE RINDELS/AP
A proposed ballot measure called the Energy Choice Initiative aims to deregulate electrical service in Nevada, opening up the market to providers other than NV Energy — the sole provider in most parts of the state.
Nevada Business Magazine - By Kay Foley
The numbers indicate a slow but steady economic recovery that has the Silver State moving from eighth place to 11th in percentage of foreclosed homes and third place to sixth in unemployment.
Las Vegas Sun - By Brent Wilkes
With more than 200,000 jobs and nearly 20 percent Hispanic nationwide, the solar industry is just starting to give us a glimpse of what a clean-energy future will look like. Unfortunately, the clean-energy has basically been shown the door in Nevada.