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The doomsday warnings about the US housing market are getting it backward

The doomsday warnings about the US housing market are getting it backward

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider

From columnists to Nobel Prize winners, a lot of people are suddenly worried about the US housing market, even as mortgage rates decline. But recent data shows the housing...
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A new report offers fresh evidence that Trump's trade-war tariffs are hurting the US - even though he says they're not

A new report offers fresh evidence that Trump's trade-war tariffs are hurting the US - even though he says they're not

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

President Trump has long said that China is far more affected by the tariffs he's imposed than the US. Industry watchers have voiced disagreement, saying US consumers and...
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How the Recession of 2020 Could Happen

6 hours ago   |   NY Times

The freeze-up in business confidence, caused in part by the trade war, could wind up affecting consumer confidence.
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Don't procrastinate: Buying travel insurance early gives consumers better protection

14 hours ago   |   ABC

"We recommend buying insurance as close to when you buy the trip as possible." If you're planning to travel, you might also be considering travel insurance. Here's why you...
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You Don't Have to Boycott CVS Over the Birth Control Debacle

17 hours ago   |   Slate

Consumers will still be able to get free contraception.
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CONSUMER CATCH-UP: Mercury ordered to pay largest-ever insurance fine, Tyson recalls chicken patties, and Palm offers $5 phone plan

19 hours ago   |   ABC

CONSUMER CATCH-UP: Mercury Insurance is ordered to pay the largest-ever insurance fine in the state of California, Tyson recalls chicken patties due to possible contamination...
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BBB: Beware of asking your smart device to look up a phone number

19 hours ago   |   ABC

The Better Business Bureau has issued a new warning about smart assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Home.
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Your Business's Website May Be Unusable to the Blind

20 hours ago   |   Business

Two-thirds of blind individuals' transactions over the internet are abandoned due to their inability to access parts of a website. Blind internet users regularly make multiple...
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Trump held a call with top Wall Street execs as markets tumbled Wednesday

Trump held a call with top Wall Street execs as markets tumbled Wednesday

21 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

President Donald Trump was briefed by Wall Street executives from some of the largest banks on a conference call Wednesday. That came as recession concerns sent stocks to their...
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Consumer alert posted for Burgatory at Waterworks Mall

Consumer alert posted for Burgatory at Waterworks Mall

22 hours ago   |   WTAE

The violations include mouse droppings, and not maintaining food at safe temperatures.
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Government wants new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

Government wants new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

The current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Read more ...

Shell workers in Pennsylvania say they were told to either attend a recent...

Shell workers in Pennsylvania say they were told to either attend a recent Trump event, or not get paid

Workers at a new Shell plant in Pennsylvania say were told they had to attend a speech by President Donald Trump in order to get paid, according to a report from the Pittsburg... Read more ...

What channel is Cowboys vs. Rams on today? Time, TV schedule for 2019 NFL...

What channel is Cowboys vs. Rams on today? Time, TV schedule for 2019 NFL preseason

Cowboys vs. Rams on Saturday night can be watched on TV both locally and nationally. Here are the TV channels, the kickoff time and everything else you need to know to watch... Read more ...

What channel is Browns vs. Colts on today? Time, TV schedule for 2019 NFL...

What channel is Browns vs. Colts on today? Time, TV schedule for 2019 NFL preseason

Browns vs. Colts on Saturday can be watched on TV both locally and nationally. Here are the TV channels, the kickoff time and everything else you need to know to watch this NFL... Read more ...

Clear the Shelters: Doors open for free pet adoption event

Clear the Shelters: Doors open for free pet adoption event

Each year, on what could be described as a magical day, thousands of animals across the nation find a family through Clear the Shelters. Today is that day. Read more ...

Eagles sign veteran QB Josh McCown, report says

Eagles sign veteran QB Josh McCown, report says

McCown, 40, was set to begin his broadcasting career with ESPN but will put those plans on hold for another year. Read more ...

Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy showed he died by suicide, the medical examiner says

Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy showed he died by suicide, the medical examiner says

Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, New York City's chief medical examiner ruled Friday. The news comes nearly a week after Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell. He... Read more ...

Decreasing clouds Saturday, strong storms are possible overnight

Decreasing clouds Saturday, strong storms are possible overnight

Clearing skies and warming temperatures through Saturday. Mostly dry during the day, but storm chances return overnight. A few storms may be strong to severe. Meteorologist... Read more ...

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott escapes charges in Las Vegas incident, report says

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott escapes charges in Las Vegas incident, report says

It appears Ezekiel Elliott will have one less thing hanging over his head as he pushes for a new contract with the Cowboys. Read more ...

12-year-old crashes car, killing man and dog after father let her practice...

12-year-old crashes car, killing man and dog after father let her practice driving

A child hit and killed a man and his dog with a car in Texas after her father allowed her to drive his Ford Explorer, police said. Tomas Mejia Tol, 42, was arrested Thursday by... Read more ...