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  • A customer pays with a credit card at a store in Paris

    Why Chip Credit Cards Have Been Such a Flop

    By Odysseas Papadimitriou, The Fiscal Times

    It’s been seven months since Visa and MasterCard’s Oct. 1 chip-card transition deadline and…no one cares. That includes retailers, only a third of which have upgraded at least 90 percent of their...

  • Why Job Growth Is Faltering in the Rust Belt

    By Timothy Aeppel, Reuters

    The U.S. factory sector appears to be stabilizing after a long and painful slide, but not when it comes to jobs. You might not hear that from Washington, where the latest job report for April showed...

  • A home for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Oakton, on the day the National Association of Realtors issues its Pending Home Sales for February report, in Virginia March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

    10 Trends Driving the Housing Market Now

    April showers bring May home sales? That’s the hope for homeowners listing their properties this year. Experts think this spring will be busy as a strong job market continues to fuel an already...

  • People browse booths at a military veterans' job fair in Carson

    Job Growth Slows, Casting Doubt on Next Fed Rate Hike

    By Lucia Mutikani, Reuters

    The U.S. economy added the fewest number of jobs in seven months in April and Americans dropped out of the labor force in droves, signs of weakness that cast doubts on whether the Federal Reserve...

  • The NBC and Comcast logo are displayed on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, formerly known as the GE building, in midtown Manhattan in New York July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    The Companies Americans Will and Won’t Forgive for Mistakes

    Which company deserves your forgiveness after screwing up and which ones don’t? It depends largely on the industry. Americans are more willing to forgive supermarkets and retailers than internet...

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