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Why Americans’ wage growth is so sluggish
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Why Americans’ wage growth is so sluggish

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
The unemployment rate has been at or under the 5 percent threshold since the summer of 2015. The Federal Reserve is ramping up its rate hike campaign because, in its estimation, job market growth has hit its limit. Business...
School board gives Exxon $1.2 billion tax break
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School board gives Exxon $1.2 billion tax break

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
PORTLAND, Texas – A South Texas school board has approved an estimated $1.2 billion in tax breaks to entice Exxon Mobil (XOM) and its Saudi partner to build a $9.3 billion petrochemical plant within its district along the...
HARIBO to build first U.S. manufacturing facility
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HARIBO to build first U.S. manufacturing facility

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
International candymaker HARIBO has selected Wisconsin as the site of its first-ever manufacturing facility in North America. The HARIBO project is expected to be completed in 2020 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, just 45 miles...
Cop calls scammer back and exchange goes viral
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Cop calls scammer back and exchange goes viral

March 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
Kyle Roder was clearing his voicemail inbox when a message from an unknown number popped up. It was from a man who claimed to work for the IRS, threatening him to call back right away “or you will be arrested.” It was...
For whites across America, “deaths of despair” are rising
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For whites across America, “deaths of despair” are rising

March 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
For many white Americans without a college degree, life in America has devolved in a few short decades from one that offered ample economic opportunity into a socioeconomic dead end. That’s according to new research from...
Disney and Universal get creative to try to lower their tax bills
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Disney and Universal get creative to try to lower their tax bills

March 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
ORLANDO, Fla. — Cinderella’s castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot’s 11-country World Showcase take up a lot of land — and generate property taxes of comparable heft. Orlando’s...