These are the worst times to travel during Memorial Day weekend

How high will gas prices go this summer? GasBuddy Head of Petroleum Analysis Patrick DeHaan on the outlook for gas prices. The American Automobile Association (AAA) said it expects 43 million Americans will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend but the organization advised against leaving Thursday evening, noting that 4:45-6:00 PM will be the worst time to travel. Continue Reading Below "Solid […]

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U.S. Jobless Claims Drop More Than Expected To 212,000

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped more than expected in the week ended May 11th. The report said initial jobless claims slid to 212,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 228,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to dip to 220,000. On the other hand, […]

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Robots at work: List of companies already using them

Meet Pepper: HSBC’s new banking assistant robot The bank has teamed up with SoftBank Robotics to include the humanoid robot to its workforce. The threat of robots impending of jobs has been looming for years. Continue Reading Below Several articles, studies, reports and opinions have concluded that all sectors of the global workforce are set to be impacted by innovation in […]

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Stocks Slide Over Worsening U.S.-China Trade Tensions

Tensions between the United States and China continued to weigh on global markets on Thursday, and Wall Street was expected to open lower. Investors appeared to be reacting to a growing sense that the trade war between Washington and Beijing would continue indefinitely and, indeed was worsening. The Trump administration has blacklisted the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei over security concerns, […]

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Tyson Foods says not formalized plans for Kazakh beef processing plant

(Reuters) – Tyson Foods Inc said on Thursday it has not formalized plans for a beef processing plant in Kazakhstan, responding to a media report that the largest U.S. meat processor was in talks over a multibillion-dollar investment in the country. The investment would allow Tyson to dodge high tariffs on American agricultural goods and give a backdoor access into […]

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This hybrid Social Security plan could help more people save enough for retirement

Imagine if Social Security were a hybrid system, with one part funded through payroll taxes and another operating similarly to a 401(k) plan. Along with the monthly benefit check that Americans already receive in retirement, retirees would have an additional pool of money to withdraw from, accumulated through years of contributions. Under this system, the fundamentals of Social Security wouldn’t […]

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Chinese Government Expert Sees Trade Tensions Lasting Until 2035

China and the U.S. may be stuck in a cycle of “fighting and talking” until 2035, according to a senior Chinese government researcher, who said relations will get worse before they get better. For the next few years both sides will test each other’s strategic intentions and be prone to misjudgments which make trade talks difficult, according to Zhang Yansheng, […]

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Americans seeking love are crossing party lines again, after 2016 elections

Americans are finally starting to reach across the aisle again — at least when it comes to dating. Many Americans have traditionally dated people with a different political affiliation, but that changed right after the 2016 election, according to data from the Match Group, a company that includes dating apps Tinder, Hinge, Match, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, OurTime, and Pairs. In […]

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