Economy

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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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Fed Raises Interest Rates. What Will It Do in 2019?

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. The qua...