Money and the Economy

Consumer Research Shows There’s Still Life Left For Sedans

Study Finds Sedans Are a Top Choice for Some Millennial and Generation Z Drivers A report out today announced consumer research findings around the perception of sedan popularity and sentiment that show, while SUVs and crossovers remain increasingly popular, sedan interest does not lag that far behind. The research, by  CarGurus, uncovered that SUVs (26 percent) and sedans (25 percent) were ...

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November housing market is a ‘Tale of Two Markets’

Larger metros see price cuts; prices continue to grow in smaller, more affordable areas Overall, 22 percent of listings saw price reductions Inventory increased 4 percent nationally, 9 percent in larger markets Average median home price is $293,000, up 9 percent from a year ago The U.S. housing market showed signs of cooling in many of the nation’s largest metros ...

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Skyrocketing tuition costs push more to online universities – here’s which are best

The skyrocketing cost of tuition has caused skyrocketing popularity in online degree programs. Since the year 1982, tuition has risen upwards of 400%. But for more than a decade now, distance education enrollments have been growing despite traditional enrollments continuing to decrease. Colleges and universities are constantly evolving to provide online options for their prospective students in order to stay ...

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Report: Manufacturing sector continued expansion in April

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April, and the overall economy grew for the 108th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The April PMI registered 57.3 percent, a decrease of 2 percentage points from the ...

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Poll: Personal Finance Should be High School Graduation Requirement

Financial Literacy Survey Shows that 90 percent of surveyed U.S. consumers believe personal finance should be required to graduate from high school Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), a global information solutions provider, today released the results of its annual Financial Literacy Survey,  in which an overwhelming number of surveyed respondents said they thought personal finance should be a required course to graduate from ...

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Atlanta Fed: 1st Quarter Growth fading away

The Federal Reserve of Atlanta is greatly lowering its forecast for first-quarter economic growth. In January, the Atlanta Fed had predicted 5.4% GDP growth, which would have been the hottest quarter since the Great Recession. The central bank district has now revised its Q1 prediction to just 1.9% which is in line with the roughly 2% growth the economy has ...

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