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Where First-time Homebuyers Catch a Break

First-time buyers looking for an affordable home without much competition will have the best luck in Tampa, Florida, according to real estate and rental marketplace Zillow’s 2018 Best Markets for First-Time Buyers Analysis.

Zillow ranked the 35 largest U.S. housing markets based on where first-time…

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Labor Productivity Was 0.0% in 4Q17

Here’s a good news, bad news announcement: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has revised its estimate of fourth quarter 2017 labor productivity upwards – from a previously-reported negative 0.1 percent to 0.0 percent.

That’s right, a big goose egg counts as good news. That…

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Reinsuring Healthcare

Reinsurance is how insurance companies protect themselves against catastrophic losses. This is insurance on insurance, and for Americans using Obamacare, the issue of reinsurance has become very relevant lately.

By providing reinsurance to health insurance companies, the government may be able to prevent massive rate increases for people buying insurance…

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St. Patrick’s Day Salad Bar

It turns out your neighborhood Irish pub might not be the only place to eat and drink on St. Patrick’s Day as national chain restaurants trended last year as the top spots according to Lyft riders.

Last year, not only did St. Patrick’s Day party goers taking a…

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Losing Sleep Over Work

More than four in 10 professionals (44 percent) often lose sleep over work, according to new research from global staffing firm Accountemps.

Common causes of restlessness include an overwhelming workload, a looming business problem and strained coworker relationships.

Younger employees (ages 18 to 34) more likely to lie awake at…

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Tech Professional Get More Serious About Security

Corporate Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are pulling out all the stops to combat IT security threats, according to new research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology. This could provide a career boost for interested IT professionals.

Cybersecurity Attacks on the Rise

With cybersecurity attacks on the rise, more companies are…

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The Goodwill Box Gives Back

You’ve probably donated clothing or other items to Goodwill at one time or another. Now the nonprofit organization behind the thrift stores and donation boxes wants to make sure that people with low incomes are getting something back.

Goodwill is raising public awareness about the Earned Income Tax Credit…

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Americans Save 7.6%

A recent nationwide survey found that on average, adults direct 7.6% of their salary to their retirement savings, PenFed Credit Union reports.

The percentage increases among households with incomes over $100,000, college graduates, men, adults with a financial advisor and adults who have automatic savings.

Market research firm…

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