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INVESTMENT EXTRA: Gold still glints of promise

INVESTMENT EXTRA: Gold still glints of promise despite a woeful 2013<p>By<p>Published: 17:36 EDT, 3 January 2014 | Updated: 05:41 EDT, 6 January …

Oil rises 7% in 2013; gas prices less volatile

Oil finished the year up 7% with much of the gain coming this month on signs that an improving U.S. economy is leading to greater demand for gasoline and diesel fuel.<p>Benchmark oil fell 87 cents on Tuesday to close at $98.42 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.<p>As the year ends, U.S. drivers are …

Bread, Beef and Other Foods That Will Cost Way More Next Year

Got milk? You probably will next year — reports of $8-a-gallon milk are overblown, but there are some food items that will have you digging deeper in …

The Week Ahead: Is This the Next Taper Stopper?

The stock market stabilized late last week but the damage was done by mid-week as the technical deterioration had given advance warning of the market’s decline. Last Monday’s feeble reaction to the powerful gains on the jobs report was disappointing and short-term sell signals were generated.<p>The …

Foreign buyers of British homes up by 40pc

New analysis shows a surge in foreign buyers snapping up UK homes.<p>More than two million foreign investors own UK property for the first time, according to analysis of data from HM Revenue & Customs.<p>Research by accountancy UHY Hacker Young also showed there was a surge of around 110,000 new buyers …

Housing

Online spending up by 16%, according to Ofcom

<b>The amount spent by UK shoppers online increased on average by 16% per person in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the latest data from Ofcom.</b><p>The figures show that the average spend was £1,175 compared to £1,017 the year before.<p>The figure is more than double the average spend per head of other …

Racial Comments Heard by Teenagers on a Daily Basis

<i>Racial Microaggressions</i> is a photo project by Fordham University student Kiyun Kim that addresses the racial comments that she and her peers succumb to on a daily basis. They may not be attacks from organized groups, shunning them for their cultural, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, but the words …

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1.3 million stand to lose unemployment checks by year's end

In little more than two weeks, 1.3 million Americans who have been without work long term will likely see their unemployment benefits stop.<p>That's because a budget deal proposal in Congress fails to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program, which provides federal funds for those who …

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How 'on-call' hours are hurting part-time workers

The Great Recession changed the American workplace. More and more jobs that used to be full time are now part time, with lower pay and limited or no benefits.<p>The number of "involuntary" part-time workers—people who want a full-time job but can't find one or have had their hours cut back by their …

The Job Market Is Still Awful, In 3 Graphs

<i>Update: The jobs report is out. The U.S. added 203,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell to 7 percent. The job market is improving, but it's still very bad.</i><p>When the big jobs report comes out Friday morning, we'll hear a lot about what happened in November in the job market.<p>But …

Anyone who says minimum wage has no effect on employment is wrong

There’s a misconception going around about the effect of the minimum wage on employment—namely that there isn’t one.<p>This past weekend, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman came right out and said it: “hiking the minimum wage has little or no adverse effect on employment.”<p>The …

Economics

U.S. Economic Mobility Hampered By Growing Wealth Gap: Study

By Susan Heavey<p>WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - U.S. cities are increasingly divided between the rich and the poor, hampering residents' ability to move up the economic ladder, according to a study released on Wednesday.<p>Not only is a widening geographic gulf between the haves and have-nots hurting …