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Record Number Of Small Businesses Are Raising Wages Amid Tight Labor Market

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  by Will Racke A greater share of small companies in the U.S. are raising wages than at any time in the past three decades, according to a survey released Thursday from the nation’s biggest independent business association. A seasonally adjusted 35 percent of small business owners reported they have increased labor compensation in order to recruit new employees or retain ...

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Trump’s Tariffs At Work: Solar Company Plans New Factory In Georgia

  by Jason Hopkins A foreign solar panel company is building a manufacturing facility in the U.S., marking the latest boost in the industry since President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on imported solar equipment. The White House’s recently enacted tariffs on solar panels appear to be working. Hanwha Q Cells Korea Corporation — a Korea-based manufacturer of photovoltaic materials — will be opening ...

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Average loan amount and monthly payment for new vehicles reach record highs

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Many industry pundits expect new vehicles sales to continue their downward trend. According to Experian’s State of the Automotive Finance Market Report released today, one reason for the trend may be the rise in loan amounts, monthly payments and interest rates for new vehicles. In fact, average new vehicle loan amounts and monthly payments recently hit record highs. Findings show ...

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Pending Home Sales Lose Steam in April, Decline 1.3 Percent

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After two straight months of modest increases, pending home sales dipped in April to their third-lowest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw no gain in contract activity last month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, declined 1.3 percent to 106.4 in April from an upwardly ...

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Many Rewards Credit Card Holders Don’t Shop Around

Many consumers don’t do their research when it comes to credit cards, according to U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice. In its most recent survey of credit card holders, U.S. News found that nearly half of respondents didn’t research their card before signing up. Further, more than 50 percent of those surveyed don’t regularly shop ...

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Brilliant Tips to Make Your Business More Respectable

Running a company is all about how well you present your business and the way people perceive you. You have to make sure you have a great reputation and that your clients and customers view you as a respectable and reputable brand. The better your reputation is the more of a chance you have of being successful and enjoying repeat ...

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Private Sector Employment Increased by 178,000 Jobs in May

Private sector employment increased by 178,000 jobs from April to May according to the May ADP National Employment Report®.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment ...

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U.S. Technology Exports Totaled $322 Billion in 2017, Supported 800,000+ Jobs

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Exports of U.S. technology industry products and services grew by nearly $10 billion in 2017, to an estimated $322 billion, according to a new analysis released today by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association. The “CompTIA Tech Trade Snapshot” also reveals that tech exports directly supported an estimated 805,000 jobs in 2016, the most recent year of available data. That’s nearly 14 percent of ...

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Report: Credit Unions have best fee structures

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A report was released today that compared the fees of a representative sample of 200 credit cards that are in Americans’ wallets. Although every card included in the CompareCards by LendingTree study had at least one fee, there remains a wide variance among credit cards in the types of fees card issuers impose on customers. The representative sample of 200 cards approximates the card ...

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Home prices continue to rise

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Data released today for March 2018 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months according to S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. “The home price increases continue with the National Index rising at 6.5% per year,” says David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Seattle continues to report the ...

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Consumer Confidence up in May

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Consumer confidence, as measured by The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, increased in May, following a modest decline in April (after a downward revision). The Index now stands at 128.0 (1985=100), up from 125.6 in April. The Present Situation Index increased from 157.5 to 161.7, while the Expectations Index improved from 104.3 last month to 105.6 this month. The monthly Consumer Confidence ...

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An Oil Company Just Earned A Huge Settlement After Environmentalists Brought False Charges

  by Tim Pearce The Supreme Court of Gibraltar awarded the oil company Chevron $38 million Friday for damages related to charges alleging the company contaminated the Amazon region of Ecuador. An Ecuador court issued an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in February 2011 for environmental and social harm the company allegedly caused to the Amazon. The amount was later reduced to ...

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Smoking cessation: $22 billion market at a crossroads

Public health issues are so complex that they do not lend themselves to simplification. Nonetheless, the stakes are clear: it’s all about saving lives. That is the case in the fight against smoking, which is now at a crossroads. The only way to understand current policies in the fight against smoking is by analyzing the history of this public health ...

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U.S. Auto Sales Forecast To Climb More Than 3 Percent In May 2018

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U.S. new-vehicle sales in May 2018 are expected to increase 3.1 percent compared to May 2017, according to a forecast released today by Cox Automotive. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), projected at 16.6 million for this month, is expected to fall to its lowest level since August 2017. The forecast 16.6 million SAAR is down slightly from the 16.7 million level in May 2017, ...

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Houston is top relocation destination for 9th consecutive year

Houston is the No. 1 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, continuing its run atop the list for the ninth consecutive year with two other Texas cities in the top 10. Houston saw a 5 percent year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2017 to maintain its status as the busiest locale for incoming traffic ...

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