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Inflation Unchanged in November

The government’s key measure of consumer inflation was
unchanged in November on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent
in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Specifically, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers
(CPI-U) was unchanged in November.

Over the last…

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Bill of Rights Day Is Coming

Mark your calendars: Bill of Rights Day is coming right up
on December 15.

According to the National Archives, “The Constitution
might never have been ratified if the framers had not promised to add a Bill of
Rights. The first ten amendments to the Constitution gave citizens more
confidence…

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Top 10 Best Days of the Year to Buy a Home

Want to know when to buy a home? According to property database ATTOM Data Solutions, only 10 days of the year offer discounts below estimated market value — seven in December, and one each in October, November and February.

The company recently  released an analysis of the best days of…

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Trade War Tally

With trade war fears riling markets and worrying farmers and
manufacturers it’s a good time to check in with America’s trade balance stats.

In fact, the goods and services deficit was $55.5
billion in October, up $0.9 billion from $54.6 billion in September, revised…

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St Nick and the Pawnbrokers

What does the famously-generous St. Nicholas have in common with pawnbrokers? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, they share a special day, (and no, it’s not Christmas). Read on:

According to the St. Nicholas Center, “The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born…

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Generations on Hold

From Millennials to Boomers, Americans are divided on a wide range of issues today. But when it comes to expectations for customer service, they have much more in common than you might think.

New research from customer experience specialist Genesys contradicts the widely touted differences between digital natives and their…

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Safe Holiday Pets

With the holidays in full-swing, Petco is sharing important tips and advice to help keep furry and four-legged family members safe and healthy while creating lasting memories during one of the busiest times of the year.

When it comes to holiday travel, seasonal décor, and festive gatherings…

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Worker Productivity Increases During Busy Holiday Season, Finds Accountemps

Is this the most wonderful time of the year — for worker productivity? Professionals may simply be looking to land on the “nice” list, but 65 percent of respondents in a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps said they get more work done during the demanding holidays.

While employees, in general…

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Don’t Let Flu Vaccine Misconceptions Bring You Down

Misconceptions about the risk and benefits of the seasonal flu vaccine—the leading reason that patients decline shots—increased in 2018 to the highest level in three years, according to new data on US primary care physician (PCPs) perceptions about the flu vaccine from life sciences market intelligence platform InCrowd…

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Austin Credit Limits

A report released by CompareCards recently found that Austin saw the biggest credit card balance increase in the U.S., jumping 12 percent from September 2017 to September 2018.

St. Louis and San Jose also saw double-digit growth, and San Diego and Orlando were close behind.

CompareCards used user…

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