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When will the next recession hit?

The Great Recession was the worst downturn the economy’s suffered in decades. And although the U.S. has slowly but surely recuperated, another recession will strike again. In fact, the economy could already be in trouble, 151008report.recession_quote “Most recessions happen for a different reason each time,” says Tara Sinclair, chief economist …

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The latest tech giant to claim space in mobile news

Technology giants including Apple, Facebook, Snapchat and now Google want to take charge of how we get and see news on our phones! Google on Wednesday was the latest company to announce a news-focused tool. It is designed to speed up how fast stories appear on a phone’s screen after …

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Eurozone exits deflation but pressure for ECB boost persists

Eurozone inflation rose to zero percent and out of negative territory in October, official data showed Friday, but the level is still low and will press the European Central Bank to pump up its stimulus! ECB head Mario Draghi hinted heavily this month that the central bank will boost its …

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Sharp posts big loss on smartphone downturn, restructuring costs

Japanese electronics giant Sharp on Friday posted a whopping six-month net loss of nearly $700 million, hit by restructuring costs and a slump in demand for its smartphone screens. The liquid-crystal display giant, which is key supplier to Apple and other mobile phone makers, singled out a downturn in smartphone-screen …

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Car buyers, student loans fuel record U.S. consumer borrowing

It’s starting to feel as if the good times have returned at Diamond Jim’s Motor Cars, with its sales of used cars up at least 30% this summer from the same period last year. “We’re doing well, we’re having fun,” said Tom Letizia, the owner of Diamond Jim’s, which operates …

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Business owners: 3 things you should consider to avoid fraud liability

About half of the world’s fraudulent card payments happen in the U.S., according to a report from BI Intelligence. Card issuers, payment networks, businesses and consumers pay billions of dollars each year to cover the costs of payment fraud. America’s payment networks are moving toward more-secure EMV chip technology in …

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When Selling the Bank Is the Best Move for Investors

Management wanted to provide liquidity for shareholders, but became convinced that the $722 million-asset company would need to double in size before pursuing an initial public offering. Acquisitions were considered, but executives found that the market had shifted and sellers wanted stock in a public company. Executives had finally resigned …

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Stop Saying “It Depends” And Give Better Answers

Success in digital marketing often depends on a number of factors, so it can be difficult to give clients definitive answers to their questions. But columnist Matt Umbro believes we can do better — here’s how. If you’ve worked in the client’s vertical before, explain what you’ve seen and what …

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Money tips for stay at home moms

One side of the scale involves being at home to spend quality time with your baby, watching them grow and influencing their upbringing in the best possible way. The other side of the scale involves going to work to ensure that you don’t compromise on anything when it comes to …

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