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Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

23 Jun 17:23 | SciTech

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.read more »

Mortgage Rates Nudge Higher, But Remain Near 7-Month Lows

23 Jun 11:10 | Business

Mortgage rates were slightly higher this week, as the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.05 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent In May; Median Sales Price Ascends To New High

22 Jun 11:15 | U.S. News

Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on the market to a new low, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

Close Failing Banks Before They Cost US Billions Of Dollars, Says Study

21 Jun 17:19 | Business

Billions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by a faculty member from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.read more »

The 10 U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

20 Jun 11:07 | U.S. News

American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concerns are more pertinent than ever.read more »

May's Brisk Home Sales Set Post-Recession Records

19 Jun 11:15 | U.S. News

After a brief dip in April home sales, the U.S. housing market returned to seasonally high sales in May, increasing 20.6% from the previous month and 4.3% from May 2016, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. read more »

'Purposeful Leaders' Are Winning Hearts And Minds In Workplaces, Study Finds

16 Jun 17:15 | Business

People are happier and more productive when their leaders show strong morals, a clear vision and commitment to stakeholders, a new study has found.read more »

Mortgage Rates Hovering At 7-Month Lows

16 Jun 11:13 | U.S. News

Mortgage rates were little changed this week, as the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inched lower and remains at the lowest level in seven months according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

'Big Food' Companies Have Less Power Than You Might Think

15 Jun 17:27 | SciTech

A Dartmouth study finds that "Big Food" companies are striving to make food more sustainable from farm to factory but have less power than you might think. read more »

Research Finds CEOs Who Appear On CNBC Can See Their Pay Rise Over $200,000 Per Year

14 Jun 15:09 | U.S. News

New research that examined 4,452 CEOs from 2,666 U.S. firms, as well as 104,129 news articles and 6,567 CNBC interviews, found that CEOs who appeared in CNBC interviews could expect their compensation to increase by $210,239 on average, notwithstanding firm performance and other mitigating factors.read more »

5 Root Causes For U.S.'s Depressed Homeownership Rate: New Study

12 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Despite steadily improving local job markets and historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages.read more »

Millennials The Most Resolute Homebuyers In Current Economic Environment

8 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Millennials all over the country are flocking to purchase new homes, especially single family homes, according to recent research from TD Bank.read more »

Families who seem financially stable may not be protected against potential risks

7 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

About half of Americans (47 percent) say if they were to lose their primary source of income tomorrow, they could only maintain their current lifestyle for three months or less. read more »

World Bank sees improving global economy despite 'substantial' risks

7 Jun 2017 | World

Thanks to a pickup in manufacturing and trade, the global economy is recovering, but weak productivity and investment growth threaten long-term prospects in developing economies, the World Bank reported.read more »

Mortgage Rates At Lowest Since Mid-November

2 Jun 2017 | Business

Mortgage rates fell for the third week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to the lowest level in more than six months, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Drone vs. Truck Deliveries: Which Create Less Carbon Pollution?

31 May 2017 | U.S. News

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington transportation engineers finds.read more »

Existing-Home Sales Slip 2.3 Percent

30 May 2017 | U.S. News

Stubbornly low supply levels held down existing-home sales in April and also pushed the median number of days a home was on the market to a new low of 29 days, according to the National Association of Realtorsread more »

Seven Charged With Conspiring To Steal Trade Secrets For Chinese Manufacturing Company

29 May 2017 | U.S. News

A criminal complaint has been unsealed charging seven individuals with conspiring to steal trade secrets from a business in the U.S. on behalf of a company in China that was engaged in manufacturing a high-performance, naval-grade product for military and civilian uses.read more »

73% Of Americans Have Financial Regrets

24 May 2017 | U.S. News

Nearly 3-in-4 U.S. adults have financial regrets, according to a new Bankrate.com report. The most common is not saving for retirement early enough, followed by not saving enough for emergency expenses and taking on too much credit card debt.read more »

Foreign Buyers And Immigration Expected To Drive Future Demand For U.S. Housing

22 May 2017 | U.S. News

U.S. real estate markets are increasingly becoming international, and changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices, according to experts.read more »

Mortgage Rates Slide To 5-Month Low

19 May 2017 | Business

With a flurry of news breaking in Washington, mortgage rates moved to the downside with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to a five-month low of 4.15 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey.read more »

April Home Sales Cooler Than Typical Spring Season

17 May 2017 | Business

The brisk start to the 2017 home-selling season slowed down in April with home sales dropping 4.1% below March and 4.5% below the previous April, according to this month's RE/MAX National Housing Report. read more »

Mortgage Rates Rebound Slightly

12 May 2017 | Business

After barely moving in the past 3 weeks, mortgage rates moved slightly higher this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.22 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

The Dark Side Of Helping Coworkers

11 May 2017 | Business

If you show up at work tired, you may want to focus strictly on your own tasks. New research suggests helping coworkers in the morning can lead to mental exhaustion and self-serving behavior in the afternoon that ultimately can create a toxic work environment.read more »

Abusing Power Hurts Leaders, Too

10 May 2017 | Business

We know that power can corrupt, making people act in ways that harm others. But new research from the University of Florida shows that when the powerful misbehave, they hurt themselves, too.read more »

Retirement Associated With Lower Stress, But Only If You Were In A Top Job

8 May 2017 | U.S. News

A new paper suggests that the period around retirement may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and health.read more »

Mortgage Rates Dawdle Leading Up To Fed Announcement

5 May 2017 | Business

Mortgage rates were little changed leading up to this week's Federal Reserve announcement, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching lower to 4.18 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Small Business Owners' Confidence About U.S. Economy

5 May 2017 | Business

Optimism among business owners about the U.S. economy and the outlook for their own businesses has reached levels never-before seen in the 15-year history of the PNC Economic Outlook, a biannual telephone survey of small- and medium-sized business owners.read more »

Staking Self-Worth On The Pursuit Of Money Has Negative Psychological Consequences

28 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit.read more »

Mortgage Rates Show Slight Rebound

28 Apr 2017 | Business

After falling for three consecutive weeks, mortgage rates reversed course this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.19 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% In March

24 Apr 2017 | Business

Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

Real Estate Economists Predict Moderate Growth Through 2019

21 Apr 2017 | Business

The U.S. economy and commercial real estate industry are, in general, expected to experience moderate growth through much of 2019, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate.read more »

Immigrant Backlash Not Impacting Hiring Of Job Candidates Born Outside The United States

20 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

In the midst of ongoing debate around immigration, U.S. employers plan to reach beyond borders to help fill U.S. jobs. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, a third of employers (33 percent) say they plan to hire immigrant workers in 2017, with 16 percent planning to do so in the second quarter.read more »

Spring Homebuying Season Kicks Off Strongly As Prices And Sales Propel Higher

18 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

California's spring housing market posted a strong start to the year as existing home sales and median price registered healthy gains in March on both a monthly and annual basis, as did every major region in the state, the California Association of Realtors said.read more »

Understanding Money Reduces Worry About Old Age: Study

17 Apr 2017 | Business

People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years.read more »

E-Commerce Fraud Increased 33 Percent In 2016

17 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Understanding where fraud takes place matters so businesses and consumers can be diligent in protecting themselves. Fraudsters continue to migrate their activities online as more merchants switch to EMV terminals and consumers receive chip-and-pin credit cards. read more »

Struggling With Different Work Identities? Your Work May Suffer

13 Apr 2017 | Business

Few people are just one person at work. You may be both a manager and an employee. Or you may be a salesperson who represents two very different brands. Now a new study suggests that how you juggle those different work identities may affect your job performance.read more »

Immigrants' Strong Desire For Homeownership Will Shape U.S. Housing Markets

12 Apr 2017 | Business

The housing and neighborhood location choices of immigrants will have a significant impact on urban growth in the U.S. for decades to come, particularly as more foreign-born residents seek to own homes in suburban communities, according to new research from the Urban Land Institute's Terwilliger Center for Housing.read more »

Mortgage Rates Lowest Since Mid-January

7 Apr 2017 | Business

Mortgage rates fell to the lowest levels in nearly three months, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.24 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

How Much Money Do You Need to Make to Live Comfortably?

6 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

The latest GOBankingRates study reveals that only 11 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities have a median income high enough to cover what's needed to live comfortably.read more »

Airbnb Fans And Critics Both Correct In Home-Sharing Debate, Says Study

5 Apr 2017 | Business

Most Airbnb hosts in Manhattan make less than $10,000 a year, but hosts who rent out their homes for more than 90 days each year make $20,000 or more, generating 80 percent of the revenue, says a new study by Columbia University researchers.read more »

New World Auction Record For Any Diamond Or Jewel

5 Apr 2017 | World

Sotheby's in Hong Kong has set a new world auction record for any diamond or jewel when The Pink Star, a 59.60-carat oval fancy vivid pink and internally flawless diamond, sold for $71.2 million. read more »

Fed Rate Hikes Affecting Homeowners

4 Apr 2017 | Business

Although the Fed's recent interest rate hike signals renewed confidence in our economy and job market, many homeowners and home equity line of credit (HELOC) borrowers are questioning how this increase will impact their loans. read more »

8 In 10 Americans Say Female Leaders Have To Work Harder Than Men To Prove Themselves

3 Apr 2017 | Business

When it comes to women in the American workforce, nearly 8 in 10 (79%) adults say that female leaders have to work harder than men to prove themselves.read more »

Mortgage Rates Show Little Change

31 Mar 2017 | Business

Mortgage rates were only slightly changed this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching higher to 4.30 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Home Prices Indices Set 31-Month High

29 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The S&P Dow Jones Indices for January 2017 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the past 12 months. read more »

New International Banking Rules Would Not Prevent Another Financial Crisis

28 Mar 2017 | Business

Current regulations aimed at reducing risk of crisis in the financial sector will not effectively reduce that risk, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)read more »

Rising Flood Insurance Costs Growing Burden In New York City

28 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Flood insurance is already difficult to afford for many homeowners in New York City, and the situation will only worsen as flood maps are revised to reflect current risk and if the federal government continues to move toward risk-based rates, according to a first-of-its-kind study by the RAND Corporation.read more »

Eight Out Of Ten Women Feel They Have Not Reached Their Full Potential

24 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Girls and women around the world view inner strength as important as happiness – and those two qualities are nearly two times more significant than physical beauty and wealth. Yet, eight out of 10 women feel they have not reached their full potential, according to new global research.read more »

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

24 Mar 2017 | Business

Mortgage rates slipped lower this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to 4.29 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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