• Southern California Jun 6, 2019

    Poll: Some Younger Workers Not Happy With Graying Workforce

    A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see. A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that workers under the age of 50 were significantly more likely to view America’s aging workforce as...

  • United States May 12, 2019

    Wage Growth Is Hot and More Raises Are Coming, Major Employers Tell CNBC

    The latest jobs report for April showed wage growth picking up steam. And it looks like employment income is going to stay moving that way, according to a new survey from CNBC of chief financial officers at major corporations. Cost of labor will be by far the biggest cost that companies face over the next six months, according to the...

  • Daniel Macht Jan 23, 2019

    The Unusually Large Drop in Home Sales Has Real Estate Agents Baffled

    Real estate brokers are trying to figure out why sales of existing homes plunged in December. The 4.6 percent monthly move was unusually large, regardless of direction. The tally from the National Association of Realtors generally moves in the very low single digits month to month. In fact, the shift was one of the largest that didn’t involve some sort...

  • North Carolina Oct 19, 2018

    Home Sales Fell in September to Slowest Pace in 3 Years

    U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales declined 3.4 percent last month, the biggest drop in 2 ½ years, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million. That’s the lowest sales pace since...

  • China Sep 20, 2018

    US Home Sales Flat in August, Down Over Past 12 Months

    U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become a drag on the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.34...

  • CEO Sep 6, 2018

    Trying to Get a Big Raise? You May Have to Quit Your Job

    Despite one of the best job markets in decades, workers across the U.S. economy are struggling with a common frustration: What does it take to finally get a decent raise? It turns out you might have to quit your job. Americans who leave their employers to take a new job are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 31, 2018

    In Iowa's GOP Ag Epicenter, Tariffs Spark Trump Skepticism

    In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape of corn-stubbled fields, exports of meat, grain and machinery fuel the local economy. And there’s a palpable sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs pushed by President Donald Trump — who received more than 80 percent of the vote here in 2016 — could threaten residents’ livelihood. The grumbling hardly...

  • Florida Feb 7, 2018

    More Americans Hold Stocks, for Better Or for Worse

    A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this recent one dug deeper because more Americans are participating in the market, particularly older ones. Slightly more than half of all U.S. families own stocks in some way, from workers who got automatically enrolled into their 401(k) retirement accounts to day-traders working their personal accounts. The rate of stock ownership is...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 15, 2017

    Northern California Wildfires Spared Vineyards But Left Some Workers Homeless

    A 34-year-old vineyard worker left behind everything when he fled the flames that consumed his apartment in Santa Rosa, California, last month. With no warning of the approaching blaze he had time to grab only his wallet before driving his wife, her son and her granddaughter to safety at 1 a.m. Afterward, a friend offered the family a room short-term...

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