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1:43 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
The ‘best job in America’ pays over $108,000 a year — and has a high number of openings This analysis is based on median salary, overall job satisfaction and the number of job openingsThis analysis is based on median salary, overall job satisfaction and the number of job openings.
12:03 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Catey Hill
No U.S. city cracks the top 20 in this well-respected list of most livable places in the world But Canada and Australia each have three cities in the top 10 on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s new list But Canada and Australia both have three cities in the top 10 on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s new list
8:56 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
This city’s real-estate market is the least likely to tank during the next recession If investors have flocked to your town, keep a close eye on home pricesIf investors have flocked to your town, keep a close eye on home prices.
5:47 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
President Trump is calling for negative interest rates — why you shouldn’t wish for that to happen Would zero or negative interest rates help American home buyers?Would zero or negative interest rates help American home buyers?
8:23 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Global growth may soar and investors aren’t ready, says Morgan Stanley Critical information for the U.S. trading dayAndrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, who says the global economy may be about to surprise the world and investors are not ready for it.
7:34 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. consumer sentiment rebounds modestly in September Survey finds neither recession nor a rebound in spending is anticipated in the year aheadThe University of Michigan said its consumer-sentiment index rebounded in September to a reading of 92 from a three-year low of 89.8 in August.
4:47 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Rex Nutting
Trump puts his own financial interests first when he badgers the Fed to cut interest rates to zero The president is ‘talking his book,’ neglecting to mention that he would save millions of dollars with lower interest ratesThe president is ‘talking his book,’ neglecting to mention that he would save millions of dollars with lower interest rates.
11:55 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - Associated Press
Poll: 64% of Americans don’t like Trump’s climate policies The Trump administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and pushed for more coal useThe Trump administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and pushed for more coal use.
11:10 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
As Trump officials plan to ‘clear flavored e-cigarettes from the market,’ Juul signals some support for the move Shares in tobacco giant Altria, which owns 35% of vaping company Juul, lose ground after announcement but then recoverThe Trump administration announces a crackdown on electronic cigarettes in an effort to combat the youth vaping epidemic, with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar tweeting that the goal was to “clear flavored e-cigarettes from the market.”
10:22 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates have jumped this week — but could they one day fall to zero? President Trump has called for negative interest rates — but that wouldn’t necessarily be a boon for housingPresident Trump has called for negative interest rates — but that wouldn’t be a boon for housing necessarily.
6:42 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Cheaper gas puts a cap on consumer prices in August, but inflation appears to be rising, CPI shows Underlying inflation climbs to 13-month high of 2.4%Cheaper gasoline kept consumer U.S. inflation in check in August, but rising costs for staples such as health care and housing pointed to a buildup in price pressures after a prolonged lull.
9:06 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
5 ways for investors to make money off millennials Jeff Reeves points to the critical group’s preferences and how to invest accordinglyJeff Reeves points to the critical group’s preferences and how to invest accordingly.
9:08 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Sanjiv Das
Millennials are needlessly missing out on refinancing their home mortgages Younger Americans desperately need debt relief but can’t afford to refinance Younger Americans desperately need debt relief but can’t afford to refinance.
1:38 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Home-health aides are among the lowest-paid jobs in every U.S. state — yet also one of the fastest growing This profession improves the quality of life of millions of Americans and their elderly family membersThis profession improves the quality of life of millions of Americans and their elderly family members.
1:16 p.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
This low-volatility dividend-stock strategy can give you peace of mind A stable yield and price stability might ease your fear of a recession and economic threatsA stable yield and price stability might ease your fear of a recession and economic threats.
11:52 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump applauds activist investor’s AT&T plan and attacks Republican rivals President knocks ‘Three Stooges’ as Sanford becomes latest primary challenger President Donald Trump says he welcomed the involvement of an activist investor in AT&T, suggesting it could lead to a stop to what he routinely describes as “fake news” from CNN.
6:13 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Jason Zasky
The best affordable places to live in Texas Great places to live and work in the Lone Star StateThese Texas cities have jobs, world-class amenities and relatively inexpensive housing.
3:35 a.m. Sept. 8, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates fell again this week — and the Fed could push them even lower Analysts now expect the Federal Reserve to cut rates again later this monthAnalysts expect the Federal Reserve to cut rates again later this month.
7:57 p.m. Sept. 7, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump reveals via tweet that secret Camp David meeting on Sunday with Taliban is canceled Trump’s tweet was surprising because it would mean that the president was set to host members of the Taliban at the presidential retreat in Maryland just days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and PentagonTrump’s tweet was surprising because it would mean that the president was set to host members of the Taliban at the presidential retreat in Maryland just days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
12:35 p.m. Sept. 7, 2019 - By Isabel Coles
Iran threatens to take steps to stockpile of uranium for nuclear weapons Move comes after Europe failed to meet a deadline to offset the impact of U.S. sanctionsIran said Saturday it had accelerated its nuclear research work and threatened to take fresh steps within a month that could allow it to expand its stockpile of enriched uranium, a material that can be used to fuel a nuclear weapon.
3:13 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump moving to rescind California’s authority to set car-mileage standards Challenge of powers established in the 1970s would be certain to face legal challengeThe Trump administration is moving forward with a proposal to revoke part of California’s authority to set its own automobile gas mileage standards, a government official said Thursday, confronting a state that has repeatedly challenged the administration’s environmental rollbacks.
1:28 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Andrew Ackerman
Trump administration backs privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announcement is major reversal from what both parties had promised for yearsThe Trump administration said it would support returning mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private hands, a development that could keep the companies at the center of the housing market for decades to come.
12:27 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Greg Robb
ADP says 195,000 private-sector jobs added in August Trump celebrates latest employment data in tweetThe nation’s businesses created 195,000 private-sector jobs in August, payroll processor ADP said Thursday.
12:23 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump meets with GM’s Barra and repeats claim Dorian threatened Alabama Barra calls White House meeting ‘productive and valuable’ President Donald Trump on Thursday met with General Motors’ chief executive and doubled down on his assertion that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama.
6:11 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. factory orders rise for second straight month in JulyFactory orders rose 1.4% in July, for the second straight monthly gain, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The increase was led by volatile civilian aircraft orders, primarily Boeing Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a 1.2% increase. Orders in the prior month were revised to a 0.5% gain from the prior estimate of 0.6%. Durable goods orders rose 2% in July, revised down slightly from last week's initial estimate of a 2.1% gain. Orders for nondurable goods rose 0.8%. Core factory orders, excluding defense goods and civilian aircraft, rose a revised 0.2% in July, down from the initial estimate of a 0.4% gain. Shipments of core goods fell 0.6% in July.
6:01 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Cody Willard
Recession fears are overblown, making stocks attractive Don’t panic. If the trade war ends, equities will be repriced higherDon’t panic. If the trade war ends, equities will be repriced higher.
12:17 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - Associated Press
Taliban car bomb rocks Afghan capital near U.S. Embassy areaA car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a Kabul neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. At least three people were killed and another 30 wounded, a hospital director said.
4:13 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump administration cancels rule for more-energy-efficient light bulbs Environmentalists say move will ‘set back our efforts to combat climate change’The Trump administration turned its deregulatory focus Wednesday to light bulbs, scrapping a rule that would have phased out less energy efficient incandescent bulbs
1:22 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - Associated Press
Details emerge on which military projects are losing their funding to Trump wall construction Hundreds of construction projects at U.S. military bases to be killed or delayedPresident Donald Trump’s move to kill or delay hundreds of construction projects on U.S. military bases to fund about 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border is stoking the ire of Capitol Hill Democrats.
12:45 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Beige Book finds steady or improving activity outside of manufacturing and farm sectors Contacts still optimistic about near-term outlook despite uncertainty over U.S.-China trade war, Fed survey findsReports outside of manufacturing remained positive through the end of August, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book, which may ease fears that a recession is around the corner.
12:43 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Williams sees ‘less rosy’ outlook for U.S. economy New York Fed president noncommittal about September policy decisionNew York Fed President John Williams said Wednesday that recent developments point to a ‘less rosy’ outlook for the U.S. economy.
12:23 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
Stopping climate change will be easier and cheaper than Democrats think Most of the money will come from the private sector, not from governmentDemocrats are responding to public pressure to act on climate change, but they exaggerate the money and the changes that will be needed, argues Tim Mullaney.
10:48 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Activist fund Cartica pushes for sustainable practices in India, including making underwear better ‘We thought India’s back was to the wall...’Cartica Management, a $2 billion women-led fund, targets public companies in emerging markets where it can boost ESG practices and share prices
9:08 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Chicago mayor slams ‘Republican cowards’ like Ted Cruz over gun laws Critics regularly argue Chicago is proof that strict gun laws can’t work, but they’re misrepresenting the facts, says Mayor Lori LightfootIf you’ve tuned into talk radio, chances are good you’ve heard the host or the guest (or both) deflect calls for increased gun control by pointing to Chicago as some sort of crime-ridden wasteland where disarming law-abiding citizens has directly led to a spike in shooting deaths. Lori Lightfoot, just three months on the job, has had enough.
1:00 p.m. Sept. 3, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Rosengren: ‘Headline grabbing’ market swings this summer obscure fact that economy remains ‘relatively benign’ No need for immediate interest-rate cut unless economy weakens, Boston Fed President says Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren says “headline grabbing” market moves this summer obscure the fact that U.S. economic conditions remain “relatively benign.”
4:45 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Pence aide defends vice president’s stay at Trump property in Ireland A top aide to Vice President Mike Pence is defending Pence’s decision to stay at one of President Donald Trump’s properties while in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he is enriching Trump at taxpayers’ expense.
4:57 a.m. Sept. 2, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
The No. 1 job in America with the ‘best career opportunities’ pays $112,000 a year — and it’s not in tech Here’s one thing to get you out of bed in the morning: a meaningful job with a high possibility of advancementHere’s one thing to get you out of bed in the morning: a meaningful job with a high possibility of advancement.
6:16 a.m. Sept. 1, 2019 - By Therese Poletti
The Anthony Levandowski criminal charges will not be easy to prove Former Google engineer definitely took files at heart of beef with Uber, but government will have to prove far more to win a convictionThe trade-secret theft case that initially captured Silicon Valley’s attention back in 2017 returned as a major criminal action Tuesday, but with much tougher legal standards for the government.
1:28 p.m. Aug. 31, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
America’s zip codes are becoming more economically segregated — how this impacts you and your kids Education is one of the main driving factors behind both income inequality and segregation todayEducation is one of the main driving factors behind both income inequality and segregation.
10:26 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
China trade war drags consumer sentiment down to the lowest level in three years Consumer sentiment index falls to 89.8, lowest level since 2016A measure of how Americans view the strength of the economy fell to the lowest level in almost four years, reflecting growing worries about the U.S. trade war with China that’s led to higher and higher tariffs.The final consumer sentiment survey fell to 89.8 in August.
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