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Down Payment Blues

Down Payment Blues

Renters in expensive California markets can expect to spend more than two decades saving for a 20 percent down payment on the median valued home, according to a new analysis from HotPads.

Rising rents and home values extend the amount of time it takes to save up for a down…

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Back-to-School Shopping Stress

Back-to-School Shopping Stress

The majority (70%) of parents say back-to-school shopping is stressful, according to a new survey from self-service coin counting kiosk operator Coinstar.

Contributing to the anxiety are increasing school expenses, peer pressure to buy the latest fashions and ongoing costs throughout the school year, according to the…

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New Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Declined Last Year

New Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Declined Last Year

Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $259.6 billion in 2017, according to the government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. This represented a big drop from previous years.

Expenditures were down 32 percent from $379.7 billion (revised) in 2016 and were…

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Dog Dividends

Dog Dividends

Dogs are great companions for humans, In fact, their company can pay real dividends in better emotional well-being – and even a better love life.

According to the results of a new survey from Purina, dogs are not just our best friends, but also counselors, confidants, bunk mates, stress relievers…

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Human-Like

Human-Like

Consumers are embracing AI and will reward organizations that offer more human-like AI experiences, new research from Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute finds.

Capgemini is in consulting, technology services and digital transformation.

It finds that, as more consumers prefer engaging with organizations through a mix of AI and humans…

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