Can taxpayer money buy corporate happiness or will a citys talent win out? The answer to that question or at least Amazons answer may come soon when the online giant decides where it will locate its second global headquarters.
Many local and state governments have already signaled they are opening the vault. A few cities have taken a look at the possible price tag, and taken a pass. But a couple are making strong bids while making it clear they will not provide a nickel in direct financial incentives. They are placing their faith in another form of capital human…

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More than $900 billion worth of U.S. residential real estate could be lost, a new report says.

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<p>The Dow Jones industrial average rose sharply Wednesday after tech giant IBM reported better-than-expected quarterly results.</p><p></p>

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<p>Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain's defense minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million to a supposed secret ransom payment.</p>

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Construction of new homes fell 4.7 percent in September, the biggest decline in six months, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment building.

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<p>The Dow Jones industrial average opened higher on Wednesday after tech giant IBM reported better-than-expected quarterly results.</p>

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Early next year, three massive coal-fired power plants in Texas will close for good. And their absence will be felt 1,000 miles away in the coal pits of Wyoming and Montana.

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President Trump’s decision on the next Fed Chair is thought to draw near, and the betting markets are very fluid.  PredictIt has Powell as the most likely nominee, with a little more a one-in-three chance. A week ago, his chances were even-money. The new new thing is that Taylor. His odds improved to improved to one-in-five from one-in-ten yesterday, but have eased back to about one-in-six It is pretty much a dead heat between Taylor and Warsh, with Yellen in second with a one-in-five chance.  Central bankers are more broadly in the news today. Here is a re-cap of the…

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George Soros transferred the bulk of his wealth to his charitable organization, the Open Society Foundations.

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When people change jobs, their 401(k) account often gets left behind with their former employer — and that's where the problems begin.

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A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $72 million award to a woman who claimed talcum powder made by Johnson &amp; Johnson contributed to her ovarian cancer.

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The tax overhaul plan being negotiated in Washington has the potential to virtually eliminate a break lawmakers once considered untouchable: the mortgage interest deduction.

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Risky bonds issued by poorer countries are all the rage among investors. Some bankers worry the frenzy will end badly.

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Opaque and sky high bills are breaking Americans — and our health care system.&nbsp;

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