Economy

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Fewer Babies as US Birth Rate Fails to Rise With Economy

America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional report, released Wednesday and based on more than 9...
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How’s the Economy? Count the Cranes to Find Out.

By C.J. Hughes To determine the health of the economy, you could scrutinize the minutes of Federal Reserve meetings, pore over the latest economic data and scour trade publications. Or you could simply look up. The towering cranes that rise above develop...
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Could You Live on Your Retirement Savings for 23 Years?

Precision isn't always possible when it comes to retirement planning. That doesn't mean you have to wing it and hope your savings don't expire before you do. Looking at the income, living expenses and life spans of today's retirees can help you make the rig...
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