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Supervisors in San Francisco Ban Sales of Furs

Supervisors in San Francisco Ban Sales of Furs

San Francisco became the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur after supervisors of the city voted unanimously to place a ban on all sales, further increasing the animal-loving credentials... 
China Exports Soar Despite Tension with Trade

China Exports Soar Despite Tension with Trade

Exports from China surged in February, which further widened its worldwide trade surplus during a time when the White House administration has been putting special focus on the trade deficit... 
Holiday Gift Returns May Become Part of Your Local Dump

Holiday Gift Returns May Become Part of Your Local Dump

Five billion pounds of holiday gifts will end up being thrown in the trash, according to tech company Optoro that helps big retailers manage returns. The returns are not only unfriendly for the... 
Job Growth in U.S. Increases, but Wages Raise Worries Over Spending

Job Growth in U.S. Increases, but Wages Raise Worries Over Spending

Job growth in the U.S. accelerated during October after disruptions from hurricanes in September, but wages increased at their slowest pace on an annualized basis for over 18 months in a new... 
Venezuelan Chaos Could Grow Much Worse

Venezuelan Chaos Could Grow Much Worse

As Venezuela sinks further into chaos the country has large bills that are coming due and it still has not paid other debts due several weeks ago. On Friday, PDVSA the state-operated oil company... 
Sidewalk Labs Turning Area of Toronto Into Smart City

Sidewalk Labs Turning Area of Toronto Into Smart City

Sidewalk Labs, owned by Alphabet the parent company of Google, focuses on technologies for smart cities, and will build a complete, mixed-use community in Toronto’s eastern waterfront, with... 
Consumer Watchdog Wants New Rules for Payday Lenders

Consumer Watchdog Wants New Rules for Payday Lenders

Many of today’s payday lenders might have to shutter their doors if rules this week made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as is are to go into effect. However, the changes are up... 
Employers in U.S. Added 156,000 New Jobs During August

Employers in U.S. Added 156,000 New Jobs During August

Job growth in the United States slowed during August as companies added just 156,000 new jobs, but enough that it suggests most businesses are still confident in the economy nine years after... 
Light Vehicle Sales Fall In The United States As SUVs Boom

Light Vehicle Sales Fall In The United States As SUVs Boom

In the month of June sales of light vehicles in the United States fell by 3%. The sales of full-size trucks and sports utility vehicles, however, continued to be strong. Japanese brands such... 
Oil Prices Drop To Lowest Prices Since November

Oil Prices Drop To Lowest Prices Since November

And now for a little good news: oil prices fell to a seven-month low, on Tuesday, on the heels of an announcement of higher supply from several important oil producers. This is a trend that has—and... 
Jobless Claims May Be Slightly Higher, but Indicate Healthy Growth

Jobless Claims May Be Slightly Higher, but Indicate Healthy Growth

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits for the first time rose less than analysts had expected last week; the four-week moving average shows claims fell to a 44-year low. Analysts... 
Oil Prices On The Rise As Supply-Cuts Extension Expected

Oil Prices On The Rise As Supply-Cuts Extension Expected

The price of oil increased on Monday after reports emerged that a supply cut initiated and led by OPEC may be extended. Further, the reports indicated that the supply cuts would be deepened for... 
US Commerce Chief Comments on Canadian Trade Relations

US Commerce Chief Comments on Canadian Trade Relations

On Saturday, the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross issued a strict message directly to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding what Ross calls “inappropriate” threats of... 
US Initial Jobless Claims Continue to Fall, Will Fed Raise Interest Rates?

US Initial Jobless Claims Continue to Fall, Will Fed Raise Interest Rates?

First time applications for US jobless benefits fell quite sharply last week, with the number of Americans on unemployment falling to a 17-year low, a marker which indicates a tighter labor market... 
Home Prices Soar in Nearly Two Dozen US Cities, Now Accelerating for Five Consecutive Months

Home Prices Soar in Nearly Two Dozen US Cities, Now Accelerating for Five Consecutive Months

The latest reports show that US home prices increased steadily in February, moving as a result of fewer properties being available to home buyers. Indeed, the Standard & Poors CoreLogic/Case-Shiller... 
Money Conscious Millennials Face Many Obstacles When it Comes to Buying A Home

Money Conscious Millennials Face Many Obstacles When it Comes to Buying A Home

Home ownership is part of the big American Dream for many and this includes the Millennial generation as they leave college and start to forge their own identity in the world.  But even as many... 
Federal Government Provides $100M To Help End Water Crisis in Flint

Federal Government Provides $100M To Help End Water Crisis in Flint

On Thursday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said that his administration will put into action the country’s toughest lead limit for water, obviously after the crisis of the water contamination... 
Home Prices Jumped more than 5 Percent in October in 20 US Cities

Home Prices Jumped more than 5 Percent in October in 20 US Cities

Home prices in 20 cities across the United States are holding pace this month, continuing increases in October. Overall, the nationwide property value gauge rose by its biggest margin since the... 
Will Trump’s Economic Nationalism Help or Hurt Americans?

Will Trump’s Economic Nationalism Help or Hurt Americans?

When Donald Trump began his 2016 presidential campaign he ran under the motto “Make America Great Again.” Part of this “greatness” he is talking about is restoring American economy by... 
Is It More Likely the Fed Will Keep Interest Rates Low?

Is It More Likely the Fed Will Keep Interest Rates Low?

In 2008, the US Federal Reserve bank lowered short-term interest rates to almost zero, a nearly unprecedented move that has been monitored and scrutinized ever since. Of course, economists and...