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One thingâ€™s for sure: Consumers who live in one of the five states without a sales tax wonâ€™t be affected by the Supreme Courtâ€™s ruling.
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The economy is humming along nicely, but how long can the good times continue?
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A plan to limit imports could raise prices but also create more jobs.
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By and large, Jerome Powell will move along the path set by his predecessor.
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Starter homes especially are becoming scarce.
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Balances are on the rise, but defaults are still low.
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In an ever-more-competitive job market, technology increases the need for skilled workers.
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New rules mean millions more employees will be overtime-eligible. But will employers find workarounds?
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At $14 trillion and climbing, it's like "termites in the basement."
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Consumers are recovering from a swoon induced by a wobbly stock market. But energy, other sectors will continue to struggle.
The Fed's low-rate policy has cost U.S. savers $470 billion.
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Firms in the housing and tourism sectors can prosper as home sales surge and low gas prices encourage more travel.
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Sinking stocks don't necessarily presage an economic downturn.
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The housing market picked up last year in many areas of the U.S. Look for it to grow as well or better this year.
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Barring some serious shock, the economy overall should still post a good, albeit not great, year.
Tech and health care continue to lead the fields where jobs go wanting. Employers who need to fill those slots will have to pick up their game.
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Look for more bumps ahead, but a bear market is unlikely.
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