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Americans are very unsure about their retirement

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One poll that's part of the Pew Research Center's study on "graying societies" found Americans have all but given up on the idea they can have much of a retirement at all. Read more »

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Global stocks mostly higher Monday in quiet trading day

Global stocks mostly rose Monday on a quiet trading day with Wall Street, London and Hong Kong closed for holidays. Read more »

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The 10 best cities in America for job seekers and employees

Where in America has the best opportunity and pay as well as the happiest employees? Read more »

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Millennials are more depressed than older co-workers

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A new study shows millennials are more likely to experience workplace depression than their older counterparts — a fact that may shed light on developing workplace dynamics. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: Top remodeling projects that impact appraisals

Very few projects instantly recoup their initial cost. Here are a few of the projects real estate professionals, architects and appraisers see impacting home prices when considering the return on... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Are schools preparing students for the new workforce?

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The U.S. education system hasn't been revamped in over 100 years. Can it prepare kids for a high-tech world? Read more »

May 23, 2015

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10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

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With the possible in-state tuition rate extinction and rising costs of higher education, cost is becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

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When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. But a good location means higher housing costs. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Utah jobless rate holds steady at 3.4 percent

April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Utah remained unchanged from the prior three months at 3.4 percent. The national unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a percentage point to... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April

U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs that offset the biggest one-month jump in medical care in eight years. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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How much the minimum wage was really worth in 2014

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A chart recently repromoted by the Pew Research Center gives some economic context to Los Angels' decision to raise their minimum wage. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

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Some argue that the 40-hour workweek too often leads to overworked employees, which in turn is bad for productivity. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

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There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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These three countries offer insights into the challenges families face in an aging society

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At the end of WWII, the United States, Italy and Germany each had about the same elderly population. Now a new Pew report examines what family support looks like in each of them — and... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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McDonald's CEO faces shareholders amid protests, sales woes

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is set to make his debut before shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday at a time when the chain is facing declining sales and ongoing protests over... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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US home sales slide in April amid listing shortage

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due to relatively few listings and rising prices, a trend that could weigh on the recovering housing market. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos

Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky — even though they spend 48 hours... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid up, but from very low level

More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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New York's top financial regulator to step down

Benjamin Lawsky, New York state's top financial regulator who collected billions of dollars in penalties and fees from Wall Street giants, announced Wednesday that he will step down. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla home battery?

Elon Musk, the star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to unveil a new product. Not a sleek new luxury car. Not a... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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US stocks are little changed ahead of Fed report

US stocks are little changed in early morning trading Wednesday as investors weigh several earnings reports and await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policymaking meeting. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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