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Consumer confidence surges in July; highest level in nearly 7 years

Consumer confidence surges in July; highest level in nearly 7 years | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
It was the third straight monthly increase and the best reading since October 2007.
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Economists say you're more likely to get a raise this year

Economists say you're more likely to get a raise this year | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
Economists say their companies are granting more pay raises this year, according to NABE data.
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1 in 3 American adults have 'debt in collections'

1 in 3 American adults have 'debt in collections' | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
An estimated 77 million adults have become so delinquent on their non-mortgage debts that their accounts have been put in collections. The average amount owed: $5,200.
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John Stossel - Escaping 'Government' Schools

John Stossel - Escaping 'Government' Schools | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
People say public schools are "one of the best parts of America". I believed that. Then I started reporting on them.

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Learning Personal Finance as a Life Skill - New York Times

Learning Personal Finance as a Life Skill - New York Times | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
New York Times Learning Personal Finance as a Life Skill New York Times THE HAGUE — As the world claws its way out of an economic crisis, a recent global comparative study on the financial literacy of 15-year-olds has placed a spotlight on the...
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Stossel 05/08/2014: Risky Business

Entrepreneurs join Stossel to discuss how government regulations affect business creation
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The reality of a $15 wage has small businesses concerned around the country

The reality of a $15 wage has small businesses concerned around the country | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
Seattle just passed a $15 minimum wage bill, and San Francisco will vote on one in November. It's a hot topic among lawmakers around the country, and business owners are concerned.
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Janet Yellen: Economy still needs Federal Reserve stimulus

Janet Yellen: Economy still needs Federal Reserve stimulus | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
Although the job market is improving, it's still not strong enough to fully satisfy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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John Stossel - Equality Versus Liberty

John Stossel - Equality Versus Liberty | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama says income inequality is "dangerous ... the defining challenge of our time." The pope is upset that capitalism causes inequality.

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John Stossel warns not to give to homeless people who are probably all just John Stossel in disguise

John Stossel warns not to give to homeless people who are probably all just John Stossel in disguise | Common Sense Economics | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again kids! Time for Fox News personality John Stossel to issue his annual holiday warning about how you should not give money to homeless people on the street, because they “have it too good” and are probably just John...

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