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Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 08:23 AM EDT

2 American Researchers Win Nobel Economics Prize

2 American Researchers Win Nobel Economics Prize

Two American researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics for studying the interplay of climate change and technological innovation with economics. William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 12:32 AM EDT

As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might be Harder to Find

As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might be Harder to Find

Are America's employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire? The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual job-generating machine, having steadily added workers for nearly eight years. Even...

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 10:56 AM EDT

As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might Be Hard to Find

As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might Be Hard to Find

Are America's employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire? The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual job-generating machine, having steadily added workers for nearly eight years. Even...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 01:08 PM EDT

Here's How Target Plans to Beat Amazon and Walmart in the Shipping Wars This Holiday Season

Here's How Target Plans to Beat Amazon and Walmart in the Shipping Wars This Holiday Season

Target has been busy upgrading its supply chain, and this holiday season marks its biggest test yet. Early last year, the retailer said it would pour $7 billion into investments to turn around its business...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 09:39 AM EDT

Mattress Firm, Largest US Mattress Retailer, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Mattress Firm, Largest US Mattress Retailer, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The largest U.S. mattress retailer, Mattress Firm, said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection so it can take steps to strengthen its balance sheet and reshape its store footprint. Under...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 11:26 AM EDT

US Unemployment Rate Falls to 49-Year Low of 3.7 Percent

US Unemployment Rate Falls to 49-Year Low of 3.7 Percent

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September — the lowest level since December 1969 — signaling how the longest streak of hiring on record has put millions of Americans back to work. Employers...

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 11:17 PM EDT

Musk Taunts SEC as 'Shortseller Enrichment Commission'

Musk Taunts SEC as 'Shortseller Enrichment Commission'

Elon Musk on Thursday lashed out at the Securities and Exchange Commission, taking to Twitter to mock the “incredible work” of the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” “Just want to [say] that the Shortseller...

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 12:13 PM EDT

Mortgage Rates Edge Lower; 30-Year Rate at 4.71 Percent

Mortgage Rates Edge Lower; 30-Year Rate at 4.71 Percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week, taking a pause after five straight weeks of increases. Costs for would-be homebuyers have been climbing, and the key 30-year rate has been...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

5 Tips for Saving Money and Time on Halloween Costumes

5 Tips for Saving Money and Time on Halloween Costumes

Shopping for Halloween costumes doesn't have to be scary. This year, shoppers can find more ways to save time and money. Discounters like Walmart and Target are expanding their costume offerings and creating...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 07:44 AM EDT

Ripple Effect? Amazon's $15 Wage May Help Lift Pay Elsewhere

Ripple Effect? Amazon's $15 Wage May Help Lift Pay Elsewhere

After years of sluggish pay gains, the economy may be starting to work for America's low-wage workers. Amazon's announcement Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour will intensify pressure on...

 

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