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U.S. economic growth was slightly less terrible in first quarter
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U.S. economic growth was slightly less terrible in first quarter

May 26th, 2017 | by Contributor
WASHINGTON – Although the U.S. economy slowed to a crawl in the first three months of 2017, it was moving a little faster than originally thought.  The government revised up its January-March growth reading to a rate...
6 summer scams and how to avoid them
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6 summer scams and how to avoid them

May 26th, 2017 | by Contributor
By Adam Levin/Credit.com As the weather gets warmer, mosquitos and ticks re-enter our lives, and along with them comes their larger cousin, the scam artist. There are ways to prepare for those seasonal meal stealers. The...
Off-lease used cars flood the market, pushing prices down
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Off-lease used cars flood the market, pushing prices down

May 26th, 2017 | by Contributor
Consumers in the market for a used late-model car may be in for some good news. In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more...
Oil’s drop a gas for drivers, ghastly for investors
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Oil’s drop a gas for drivers, ghastly for investors

May 26th, 2017 | by Contributor
A decision by OPEC nations and key non-OPEC countries like Russia to extend their historic 2016 production-cap agreement by nine months disappointed energy traders who had hoped for a more dramatic cutback. Crude oil fell 4.8...
Are you smarter financially than a 15-year-old?
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Are you smarter financially than a 15-year-old?

May 26th, 2017 | by Contributor
America’s teenagers don’t particularly excel at financial literacy, but their parents and elders may be no better. Given that only 17 U.S. states require high schools to provide basic financial education, most...
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly confounds the naysayers
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Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly confounds the naysayers

May 26th, 2017 | by Contributor
After wholly unexpected “eye-popping” quarterly results, the consumer-electronics chain’s stock leaps more than 21...