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Small Business Owners, Groups Concerned About Trade War Implications

It seems that, from week to week and day to day, the likelihood of the U.S. entering a trade war with China, Europe, or other countries varies greatly. Given these understandable fears it will be interesting to see if small business optimism experienced in 2017 will last as this year...

Trump's Tariffs Seemingly Spook Stock Market

As we've noted before, part of what has made these pullbacks and selloffs seem so dramatic is the long rising streak that preceded them. Still there's no doubt that a trade war with China would have many negative effects on the U.S. economy, making the recent dip look like a...

How Much You Need to Make in Each State to Net $100K

Given the different tax situations around the country, GOBankingRates created a map showing how much you'd need to make in order to take home six figures in each state. This study accounts for things like federal, state, and local income taxes as well as payroll taxes. The results are truly...

Home Prices Surged in February 2018

Those looking to sell their home this spring may be in the right market. U.S. home prices rose 8.8% in February of 2018, marking the largest jump in nearly four years (March 2014). It was also the 72nd straight month of growth.

Walmart Brings "Meal Kits" to Stores with More to Come

Over the past few years, services like Blue Apron have gotten people cooking again. Positioning themselves as an alternative to eating out and as an easy way to cook gourmet meals at home without stocking your pantries with tons of ingredients, this space itself has grown tremendously — although individual...

Ranking the Cities with the Highest Average Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt in the U.S. exceeded $1 trillion last year. A new study takes a closer look at which cities in the United States have the highest average credit card balances. Coming in first place was the District of Columbia. In D.C. the average credit card balance is $7,442.

Trump Plans Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum

Ultimately, if President Trump does enact the planned steel and aluminum tariffs, the United States could very well be headed for a trade war. Beyond the potential economic implications that would bring, it also puts the U.S. at risk of alienating key allies around the world.

Macy's Expanding Discount Store Concept

It's too early to tell whether Macy's play with Backstage will be enough to keep the chain above water for a while longer or whether it may just be rearranging deck chairs at this point. Anecdotally, salespeople at Macy's and other chain's have reported that customers have been making use...