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American Cities Continue to Suffer from Great Recession

Many U.S. cities are still suffering from a shortfall of tax revenue caused by the Great Recession even as the economy recovers, according to a new report.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy – a non-profit that analyzes trends in land policy – said that the impact of the recession…

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Gen Y Has a Thick Skin, After All

Gen Y has sometimes been labeled as the “praise generation” by jaded Boomers, but some new research reveals that younger people are thicker-skinned than many give them credit for. In fact, they often thrive on negative feedback.

New data from leadership development specialist Zenger Folkman reveals that the Millennial…

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Homeowners Stay Put as Financial Uncertainties Bite

Home sales have gotten off to a rocky start this year, despite momentum coming out of 2013 and the lowest mortgage interest rates in 11 months. What’s causing this stagnation?

According to a new study from RateWatch, around a quarter of potential homebuyers simply do not feel financially stable…

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The Young Are Ready for Branchless Banking

The recent growth of both cashless transactions and mobile banking technology are causing some to question the role of the traditional bank branch. While many people still covet the convenience of branches, an increasing number of younger Americans say they would happily do without them.

A study of 4,000…

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The 9/11 Museum Has Opened

The museum portion of New York City’s National September 11 Memorial Museum complex opened its doors to the public last week, offering 110,000 square feet of exhibits, including various artifacts of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Artifacts and exhibits at the museum contrast the grandly horrifying with the heart…

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Would You Like a Do-Over on Your Family Vacation?

Half of the Americans recently surveyed by MasterCard said they wished they could redo a past family vacation. Given the stress involved in planning and taking the typical vacation, it’s a wonder that number isn’t higher.

In fact, MasterCard found that nearly 90% of Americans surveyed are “plagued…

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Investors Put Their Money Where Their “Green” Resides

Sustainability issues are on the minds of investors as never before, according to the results of a new survey.

Professional services firm PWC said it interviewed investors across the U.S. to see how important issues such as climate change, resource scarcity and social responsibility were in their investment strategies…

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The Hidden Tax on Your New Car

Before you buy a new car, keep in mind that the cost of insurance can vary enormously from one car model to the next. On some vehicles, it’s almost like an extra tax you have to keep paying, month after month.

Online insurance quote service has released…

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Your Resume: One Mistake Can Cost You a Job

Employers have become a bit more lenient about disqualifying job candidates who make mistakes on their resumes. But many will still do just that – even for a minor typo – according to some new research.

Specialized staffing service Accountemps said it recently surveyed senior managers across the country, and found that…

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Where Millennials Work Happy

A new study ranks the top ten workplaces in the U.S. for young people based on employee assessment surveys.

San Francisco advisory services firm Great Place to Work said it put its proprietary assessment tools to work finding the best companies for workers under 35 years old (Millennials) on…

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