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Our take on the most relevant or interesting figure in personal finance today.
3%
Home Price Growth May Slow Dramatically, Forecast Shows
89%
Many Student Borrowers Say They’re Not Ready to Repay
31
Midwest and New England States Have Highest Credit Scores
4.5%
New Medicare Premium Erodes Retiree Inflation Increase
four
String of Quitting Records Show Workers Hold the Power
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Homeowners Pile Up Equity Wealth as Prices Rise
$5,992
If Inflation Is Hot, Used Car Prices Are Scorching
1997
This Streak of S&P 500 Records Is Longest in Decades
82%
Catastrophic Prognosis Adds Weight to Energy Incentives
8
Fully Recovered Job Market Now Within Sight
100%
Economists Unanimous on Vaccine Order Speeding Recovery
$2000
Democrats’ Plan Would Lower Drug Costs for Older Adults
8
First Fed Rate Hike Could Be Just Months Away
70
‘Shortage’ Was the Watchword in Fed’s Latest Beige Book
7.5%
National Savings Rate Falls Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
$299,999
Latest Child Care Subsidy Plan Would Help High Earners
21
Rising Mortgage Rates Quash Appeal of Refinancing
47.6%
Vacations Are Back, as Growing Numbers Set Travel Plans
27
Gas Prices Have Increased Now for 27 Straight Days
28%
Can You Afford a House? Depends On Where You Live
39%
Prices Now Tie With Covid-19 as Top Worry, Poll Shows
0.5%
Real-Time Tracker Sees Just 0.5% GDP Growth
6
Borrowing Costs March Up, Compounding High Home Prices
$17
The Last Year Has Added $17 to Each Gasoline Fill-Up
one half
Shortages Mean Even Early Bird Shoppers Are Struggling
82
Jobless Claims Hit Milestone on the Road Back to Normal
$92
Social Security Makes 5.9% Inflation Adjustment
41.7%
Small Businesses Hike Pay to Lure Scarce Workers
12.2
Why Native Americans Have Biggest Unbanked Population
9
Back to 2020: US Job Growth Slows to a Crawl
2
Senate Reaches Debt Limit Deal To Avert Economic Havoc
550,000
New Rules Speed Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants
0
US Has Always Averted Debt Ceiling Brink, So Far
$1.18 Billion
Why Every Penny Counts at the Gas Pump
31
S&P 500 Ends Lousy Week on Optimistic Note
415,000
Mortgage is Coming Due For Many Who Took Forbearance
$102
Soaring Home Prices Undermine Low Mortgage Rates
3
Consumer Confidence in Economy Sinks Again in September
5 percent
Survey Suggests Many Consumer Price Hikes Will Be Steep
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Border Reopening Could Mean 100,000 New Tourism Jobs
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The Economics Behind the Waiting List for Day Care
Number of th Day 85%
Shop Soon for Holiday Toys, Trade Group Tells Consumers
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31% of Small Businesses Reinstate Virus Restrictions
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Stock Market Concerns Cast Wide Net
54%
Survey: Pandemic No Help When It Comes To Student Debt
NOTD - 49%
Price of Lumber Gets Sawed in Half
13 Percent
Child Care Eats Up 13% of Family Income, Treasury Says
11.7 Million
Stimulus Payments Kept Poverty in Check, Census Says
6.4 Million
A Reason To Spread the Word About the Child Tax Credit
20%
Delta Air’s Vaccination Rate Takes Off After Surcharge
100
Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Extends to Corporate America
14%
Citing Food Bills, Biden Takes Aim at Meat Processors
23,230
Bitcoin's Moving Up in the World
56
Union Approval Hits Half-Century High
NOTD - 41,500
Restaurants’ Recovery Takes a Step Back in August
144 million
Ringing off the Hook Gets a New Meaning at the IRS
17 percent
Employers Eye Vaccination-Based Insurance Premiums
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Thirteen Isn’t Unlucky for the S&P 500
$35 billion
Ida Could Rank Among Costliest Hurricanes Ever
1.55 Million
Ban May Have Stopped 1.55 Million Evictions