Month: October 2023

Aire Images | Moment | Getty Images So-called girl math is not the only trend spurred by users on the short-form video app TikTok. “Dupes” — short for “duplicate” — are cheaper alternatives to premium or luxury consumer products, and they are increasingly popular among Gen Z and millennial shoppers and app users. While nearly
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Thomas Barwick When it comes to Social Security, many people have one question: “Will my benefits be there when I retire?” Fears that the program could run out of money tempt some people to claim benefits as early as possible to get back the funds they have paid into the program for their retirement. Meanwhile,
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There are signs that China’s economic stumbles are starting to stabilize. But looking at quarterly numbers and commentary from multinational companies doing business there, the road back for the world’s second-largest economy remains uneven. This paints a fuzzy picture for our stocks that generate lots of revenue in China — Estee Lauder (EL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Wynn Resorts
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State and local pay transparency laws enacted over the last few years have more employers disclosing salary ranges in job descriptions. Yet, wages aren’t growing as expected. The growth of advertised wages for new hires is slowing, according to a report from job posting service ZipRecruiter — and in some cases, it’s reversing, with companies now
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E+ Despite inflation concerns, most middle-income Americans still aren’t leveraging higher interest rates for savings. That’s according to a new Santander survey of roughly 2,200 middle-earning U.S. adults, conducted in early September. Some 64% of middle-income Americans are earning less than 3% on their primary savings account, the findings show. By comparison, the top 1%
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In this article CMG MCD Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Chipotle and McDonald’s fast-food restaurants in Chinatown in Washington, D.C. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images McDonald’s and Chipotle Mexican Grill will raise their menu prices in California next year to offset the state’s minimum wage increase for fast-food workers, executives
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In this article AAPL Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Igor Golovniov | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images For many purchases, once you swipe your debit or credit card or click “buy now,” that transaction swiftly shows up as pending on your account. But that’s not always the case if you’re shopping in
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