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U.S. Retail Spending Continues to Rise in May

Even though we couldn't be further removed from the holiday season, it seems Americans are ready to shop. As CNN Money reports, retail sales rose 0.8% in May. Not only did that figure best many estimates but also marked the largest gain in six months. Furthermore spending was up an...

Houses Moving Off the Market at Fastest Pace Since Recession

If you've been considering selling your home, now may be a pretty good time to do so. According to new data from Trulia list-to-sales times have fallen to their lowest level since the recession first hit. Moreover the average number of days that homes sit on the market is now...

Trump Imposes Tariffs on Previously Excluded Allies

Even though it seems like tariffs have been the talk of Wall Street for months now, these announcements and the recent news that the U.S. is exploring a possible tax on imported autos have brought trade war fears to a new high. As a result both investors and everyday consumers...

These Are the Companies Americans Trust Most

While it is certainly interesting to see the specific companies that Americans have an affinity or distaste for, perhaps what's more eye-opening are how certain industries themselves perform. With new scandals, data breaches, and other incidents happening every day, these rankings are also worth keeping an eye on in the...

Geopolitical Problems Scare Wall Street Investors

While some of President Trump's fiscal policies like the Republican-backed tax cuts have goosed the markets in recent month, the consistent threat of tariffs coupled with geopolitical relationship troubles continue to bring volatility to stocks.

Very Few Think the Globally Economy Will Be Stronger in a Year 1

According to the latest Bank of America-Merrill Lynch survey of fund managers, a mere 1% suggest the global economy will be better off in a year. Not only does that response mark the lowest optimism since February of 2016 but is also a stark contrast to last year when 40%...

Sanders Set to Introduce Senate Bill Aimed at Gig Economy Employers

Senator and former Presidential hopefully Bernie Sanders is set to introduce a new bill that, among other things, would extend certain labor protections to independent contractors. This would include the ability for workers to prove they should actually be classified as employees and allow them to unionize.

Sprint and T-Mobile Announce Merger Plans

After months of rumors and failed attempts, Sprint and T-Mobile announced on Sunday that the two companies had arrived at a merger deal. By combining the nation's third and fourth largest mobile carriers, the New T-Mobile would become the second largest carrior behind only Verizon.