Archive for September 6th, 2017

<p>Amazon is under fire for reportedly inflating prices as Floridians prepare for Hurricane Irma.</p>

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The reputations of the U.S. and U.K. as good places to live and work are in free fall among some of the world’s most mobile and cosmopolitan people.

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There's no evidence that undocumented immigrants take away jobs from citizens.

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A 60 cent postage stamp? The U.S. Postal Service would have to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent — the biggest one-time increase in its history — to avoid bankruptcy and improve delivery service, an industry analysis says.

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As Houston residents contend with flooded homes and lost belongings in the upheaval left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many face another urgent priority: getting a new car.

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<p>The trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff's victims on Wednesday announced his biggest settlement in six years, recouping $687 million from an Irish fund that began sending client money to the imprisoned Ponzi schemer in the 1990s.</p>

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T-Mobile US Inc. will start including a Netflix Inc. subscription for customers who have at least two lines on an unlimited data plan, adding to evidence that a new front is opening up in the wireless wars, with video services being thrown in as bait for new subscribers.

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Toys R Us has hired advisers to restructure its debt, in a move that could result in a bankruptcy filing

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Top Administration officials are considering taxing deposits into 401(k) savings plans up front. The short-term fiscal benefit to the tax collector would be significant. But the cost to the economy could be enormous.
Taxpayers have been taking advantage of 401(k)s to save for retirement since 1981. It was an unintended consequence of a law enacted three years earlier to allow taxpayers a break on taxes on deferred income, and its impact has been tremendous: As of March of this year, 401(k) plans held $5 trillion in assets on behalf of about 55 million active participants and millions of…

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U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, a veteran central banker who helped set the course for modern monetary policy, said on Wednesday he will step down from his position in the middle of October.

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<p>U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after a statement from two top Congressional leaders said they are prepared to vote in favor of a three-month debt limit increase.</p>

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<p></p><p>U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after a statement from two top Congressional leaders said they are prepared to vote in favor of a three-month debt limit increase.</p>

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<p>U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday as they tried to rebound from the biggest sell-off since mid-August.</p>

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Most people think they're diversified, but they're not.

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Imagine if a well-paying job, with benefits and a high enough salary to pay for rent, transportation, and food, were a human right.

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