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Shortages Mean Even Early Bird Shoppers Are Struggling
Jobless Claims Hit Milestone on the Road Back to Normal
Social Security Makes 5.9% Inflation Adjustment
Small Businesses Hike Pay to Lure Scarce Workers
Why Native Americans Have Biggest Unbanked Population
Back to 2020: US Job Growth Slows to a Crawl
Senate Reaches Debt Limit Deal To Avert Economic Havoc
New Rules Speed Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants
US Has Always Averted Debt Ceiling Brink, So Far
$1.18 Billion
Why Every Penny Counts at the Gas Pump
S&P 500 Ends Lousy Week on Optimistic Note
Mortgage is Coming Due For Many Who Took Forbearance
Soaring Home Prices Undermine Low Mortgage Rates
Consumer Confidence in Economy Sinks Again in September
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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
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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
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
Delta Air’s Vaccination Rate Takes Off After Surcharge
Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Extends to Corporate America
Citing Food Bills, Biden Takes Aim at Meat Processors
Bitcoin's Moving Up in the World
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
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What You Don’t Know Can Cost You, 401(k) Study Shows
NOTD - $200
Unvaccinated? If You Work for Delta, It Will Cost You
NOTD - 90%
Most New Homes For Sale Haven’t Even Been Built Yet
High Prices Squeeze First-Time Homebuyers Out of Market
As Jobless Benefits End, Study Paints Complex Picture
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Goldman Cuts GDP Outlook on Delta’s Economic Impact
Building Pace Another Promising Sign for House Hunters
Stepping Out Means Spending Big in Summer of Reopening
US Makes Unprecedented Hike to Food Assistance Benefit
NOTD - 15
Home Sellers Lower Their Expectations—and Prices
NOTD - 62%
Remote Work Is a Perk Worth Paying For, Survey Says
7—That's how many months inflation-adjusted hourly earnings have fallen, showing that rising prices are steadily eroding workers' buying power despite wage increases.
Inflation Erodes Workers’ Pay Increases
Reversing Trend, More Shoppers Cut Spending, Poll Shows
Democrats Advance Proposed Cap on Child Care Costs
NOTD - 7
Hiring Boom Picks Up Pace of Job Market Recovery
NOTD - $5 Billion
Billions in Unemployment Payments Will Stop on Labor Day
NOTD - 3%
Mortgage Rates Fall to Near Record Lows
Nearly Half All Mortgage Debt Borrowed in the Last Year
NOTD - 3.6 Million.
Millions Are More Vulnerable As Eviction Ban Expires
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Fed’s Preferred Inflation Measure Jumps Again in June
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Consumers Add Juice to the Economic Recovery
Number of the Day - 3
Eviction Ban Enters Its Final Days
57%: That’s the share of Americans who plan to buy a major appliance within the next 6 months
Consumers Have Big Purchases in Their Sights
NOTD - 3
New Home Sales Fall For Third Straight Month