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Research: Women investors more willing to think long-term (access required)

Research has found that women often out-perform men when it comes to investment returns. The reason: women are more willing to think long-term and will make educated decisions. An analysis of more than 8 million clients in 2016 by Fidelity ...

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Builder optimism bounces in May after 4 month slide

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about their sales prospects, reflecting strong demand for newly built homes with existing homes in short supply. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released May 15 rose two points to ...

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How small businesses can navigate rising interest rates

It’s a good news-bad news situation for small businesses when interest rates rise. The Federal Reserve says that the economy is doing well, so it has raised its key rates recently and is expected to do so again in the ...

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New real estate web concepts escalate their assault on brokerage business (access required)

The internet giveth and the internet taketh away. That’s the growing conundrum for the residential real estate industry, which has prospered from the web’s enhanced reach to homebuyers and sellers, but is now up against a rising tide of online ...

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Study: Nearly all teachers spend own money on school needs

Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers. The findings by the National Center of Education Statistics ...

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