Economy

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Home Prices Are Surging 13 Times Faster Than Americans' Wages

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Wages climbed by 1.3 percent from the second quarter of 2012 to the second quarter of 2014, compared to a 17 percent increase in home prices, says RealtyTrac.

Don't Blame Economic Doldrums Just On Weather, Says Chicago Fed

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The theme of harsh weather holding back economic growth is back again this year.

Millennials Shifting To Homeownership As Rents Soar

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Americans in their 20s and early 30s are getting a nudge toward homeownership a decade after sales peaked during the housing bubble. It’s not their nagging parents. It’s rents...

Yellen Watching These Four Gauges For Rate-Rise Timing Signals

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All touch on the Fed's dual mandate of helping the U.S. meet full employment and target inflation.

More Proof That Graduating In The Recession Was Awful

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The Great Recession and its aftermath was an exceptionally bad time to lack work experience or a college degree.

Employer Financial Wellness Programs Create New Work For Financial Advisors

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The demand for financial wellness programs by employees is leading to a new avenue of work for advisors, including full-time positions at major corporations.

Facebook To Let Friends Send Money Through Messenger App

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Facebook is giving users the ability to send money to friends through its Messenger application, building off the expertise of a former PayPal executive that the social network hired last year.

Lagarde Warns World To Brace For Repeat Of Fed’s ‘Taper Tantrum’

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Emerging markets need to prepare for capital flight if investors are surprised by the timing or pace of policy changes in developed economies, the IMF’s managing director said.

Back To Normal In Stocks Feels Like Trauma As U.S. Bull Run Ages

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The market hasn’t been this turbulent since the European debt crisis three years ago as volatility in currency and energy markets spill over to equities and Fed policy makers signal a rate increase...

What You Tweet Might Tell Yellen It's Time To Raise Rates

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Your Google search or a tweet about your job is part of a vast trove of private economic information that might help Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her colleagues get a more complete picture...

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