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A surprising way to get rid of debt: pick up and move
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A surprising way to get rid of debt: pick up and move

May 19th, 2017 | by Contributor
By Liz Weston/NerdWallet Ken Ilgunas paid off $32,000 in student loans two and a half years after graduation — starting with a $9-an-hour job. With zero job offers in his chosen field of journalism, he instead moved from...
Seeking open road, Uber sets sights on trucking business
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Seeking open road, Uber sets sights on trucking business

May 19th, 2017 | by Contributor
Uber is in it for the long haul. The ride-hailing company on Thursday announced a new application that matches shippers with truck owners. “Just tap a button and instantly book the loads you want to haul,” Uber said...
More working Americans test positive for drugs
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More working Americans test positive for drugs

May 19th, 2017 | by Contributor
It’s not just housing prices and debt that are reaching record highs in this economy. Apparently, the workforce is, too. New numbers from Quest Diagnostics, a clinical testing company based in Madison, New Jersey, show...
What Trump must overcome to hit 3% growth
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What Trump must overcome to hit 3% growth

May 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
Appearing before the Senate Banking Committee, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday sounded a familiar theme: The U.S. economy could muscle up and produce a 3 percent growth rate or better, given the right policies. Is...
Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA
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Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

May 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
WASHINGTON — Making good on a Trump campaign promise, the president’s administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. U.S....
Sometimes, retirees are just too frugal
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Sometimes, retirees are just too frugal

May 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
Do retired people spend less as they get older? Apparently, they do. On average, retirees age 60 or older trim their spending by 2.5 percent a year, or by about 20 percent over a 10-year period, according to a new report by...