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10 homes you can buy for $1 million

What would you do if you had $1 million? Well, depending on where you look, you could buy a pretty nice house. Homes at that price are more than five times as expensive as the national median home value, which is currently $193,800, according to Zillow. In most metro areas, $1 million homes don’t skimp […]
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The GOP’s migraine over repealing and replacing Obamacare

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared Monday that “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and knottier. With the GOP-controlled Congress starting its third month of work on […]
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Walmart's mixed bag: Customers don't hate it — as much

Walmart (WMT) is investing billions in hiring new staff and making capital improvements. So how is that working out?  It’s a good news/bad news situation for America’s biggest retailer, according to a new survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent national benchmark of consumer experiences of products and services sold in the […]
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Turning to Trump to reverse generations of manufacturing decline

ERIE, Penn. — The city of Erie has been hit hard by decades of decline in American manufacturing. Since its peak in the 1950s, Erie has shed nearly 30,000 manufacturing jobs, with the labor force decreasing by 12,000 over just the past decade. Its population now stands at under 100,000 people. With a strong labor […]
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Don't lose your passport over unpaid back taxes

The IRS is about to step up its game to collect back taxes. Under a new law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act, the IRS is required to provide a list of people who owe back taxes to the U.S. State Department, which can deny, revoke or limit the ability of these […]
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Apple isn’t all Warren Buffett is bullish on

OMAHA, Neb. – Warren Buffett is investing heavily in Apple (AAPL) because he believes once consumers begin using the company’s products they aren’t likely to stop. He’s also firmly optimistic about America’s potential to continue displaying its “economic dynamism.” The billionaire investor said on CNBC Monday that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) now holds about 133 […]
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Why men are having problems getting married

If it’s universally acknowledged that a single man with a good fortune needs a wife, the American economy may be now illustrating the inverse of that corollary: Poor men with dwindling job prospects are going to lack marriage prospects.  The decline of the institution of marriage has been studied by social scientists and policymakers, but […]
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U.S. to start soliciting border wall bids, and other MoneyWatch headlines

February 27, 2017, 10:18 AM| Homeland Security to start bidding process for U.S.-Mexico wall; Takata expected to plead guilty in airbag case; and many Trump-branded products no longer sold online. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.
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5 CEOs whose worth has skyrocketed since the election

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise of good-paying jobs for American workers. And while most of his policy ideas have yet to be realized, a handful of workers have already seen huge increases in their worth: the CEOs of most of the companies in the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow has seen a […]
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1,000 Wendy’s will get self-ordering kiosks

DUBLIN, Ohio – Wendy’s (WEN) says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year. A typical location would have three kiosks, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Higher-volume restaurants will be given priority for the kiosks. Wendy’s Chief Information Officer David Trimm said the kiosks are intended to appeal […]