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Valentine’s Day is worth less to lovers the longer they’re together

As love ages, Valentine’s Day starts to lose its worth. A new survey found that US couples typically spend less on Valentine’s Day gifts the longer they’re together. 455 more words

A tale of two economies: bifurcated growth

Consumer spending has always been the primary engine of economic growth in the United States, but currently it appears to be the only one. Download the Conference Board report here: Conf Bd Two Economies

Economic Outlook

US shoppers: Keep on spending in 2016 says NRF

The world may be getting economic jitters generally but US consumers are going to keep on spending. That’s the option of The National Retail Federation, which released its 2016 economic forecast late yesterday. 474 more words

Retail

Retailers Expect Another Year of Ho-Hum Sales

After a thoroughly uninspiring 2015 holiday season, U.S. retailers are facing the prospect of more of the same for 2016.

The National Retail Federation said on Wednesday it… 300 more words

Retail

Why Are Mortgage Rates At Historical Lows?

The Mortgage Corner

Mortgage rates continued to tumble over the past week as investors fled to the safety of government bonds, pushing Treasury yields down, mortgage provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. 457 more words

Weekly Financial News

America Will Spend More on Taxes than Food, Clothing, and Housing Combined (Graphic)

From the editor at againstcronycapitalism.org:

This should not be in the “land of the free.” It is a sad graphic. And remember, much of your tax money is siphoned off by the cronies in industries which are connected and by those in government itself. 10 more words

Taxes