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National consumer confidence index; 12/2016

Confident Consumers

Since the conclusion of the presidential election, consumer confidence as measured by the Conference Board has shot up an amazing 12.8% to 113.70, its highest reading since 8/01! 56 more words

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Carrie Fisher, and why everyone needs a Gary

To say I’m devastated about the sudden and sad passing of Carrie Fisher is no exaggeration. Growing up I only ever knew her as Princess Leia, who my dad (and probably everyone else’s dad) fancied from Star Wars. 1,006 more words

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National new home sales for November, 2016; big increase compared to 11/15

Sales of new single-family houses in November 2016 were 592,000 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), up 5.2 percent from October’s revised rate, and up 16.5 percent from November 2015.

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National weekly average wage and employed workforce comparison; 2Q/16 v. 2Q/15

Wake County ranked 181 out of the 345 largest United States counties in terms of percentage average weekly wage growth.
The average weekly wage in the county was $989, up 2% compared to 2Q/15. 36 more words

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