Foodie News Wall Street Probably Missed This Week

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  Foodie News Wall Street Probably Missed This Week By Burt Carey Sometimes it’s beneficial to peel away from financial news about Wall Street and world stock markets. First, softer and less dramatic headlines won’t make your heart race over an imploding portfolio. And second, since business stories in and of themselves tend to be […]

10 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

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  10 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers By Burt Carey   Back in 1986, I bought my first house with more naiveté than savvy. That is to say mistakes were made. There was nothing insurmountable about any of the blunders, and my wife and I learned along the way. Today we are in our third […]

Get Ready for Lower Gas Prices

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  Get Ready for Lower Gas Prices ~ By Burt Carey   Great gasoline prices are coming your way this fall. Thanks to a glut of cheap crude oil on the market that continues to drop in price as summer wanes, consumers can look forward to paying close to or less than $2 per gallon […]

Troubled Times for CEO Who Raised Minimum Employee Pay to $70K

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  Troubled Times for CEO Who Raised Minimum Employee Pay to $70K By Burt Carey   Well, it sounded good in theory… In April Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price announced to great fanfare that minimum wage at his company would be $70,000 per year. The Seattle entrepreneur said that many of his employees simply couldn’t […]

Move Over Toyota: VW Leads Global Sales for 2015

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  Move Over Toyota: VW Leads Global Sales for 2015 By Burt Carey   German automaker Volkswagen surpassed Toyota in the first six months of 2015, selling 5.04 million vehicles to become the world’s top carmaker by sales. Industry analysts are weary, however, facing an unsure market in China, where economic struggles and a faltering […]

GoPro’s Appeal Goes Global

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  GoPro’s Appeal Goes Global By Burt Carey   They’re the fun little cameras used by scuba divers, bicycle riders, sky divers and other outdoor enthusiasts who want personalized video of their exploits. And after becoming a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ exchange just one year ago, the company is expanding sales in overseas […]

Fed Chair Yellen Takes Interest Rate Talk to Congress

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  Fed Chair Yellen Takes Interest Rate Talk to Congress By Burt Carey   Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen goes before Congress later this week to present the semi-annual Monetary Policy Report. Given her comments to the City Club of Cleveland last week, her message to lawmakers will be clear: Expect the Fed to raise […]

When It Comes to Retirement, Mom Had it Right

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When It Comes to Retirement, Mom Had it Right By Burt Carey   Click onto your favorite search engine and type in the words “retirement calculator” or “saving for retirement,” and you’ll get some amazing results. If you’re like most Americans, you’ll freeze right there because the most striking result is the reality of how […]

Housing Sales Increase but Questions Remain

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Housing Sales Increase but Questions Remain By Burt Carey   Big bankers and mortgage lenders like Bank of America and Merrill Lynch say changing demographics are fueling a first-time home buyers market in 2015 that may be short-lived. Real estate, it seems, is heating up – at least for value seekers. At the current rate, […]

The Mantle of “Living” Moves On

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  The Mantle of “Living” Moves On ~ Amy Lignor Ask anyone out there – from architects to designers to consumers – what name is most associated with the world of décor and home lifestyles, and they will nine times out of ten say: Martha Stewart. Even when this woman with the slightly ‘gooey’ tone […]