WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth "solid." "They could not withstand a serious financial emergency," said Diana Elliott, a Pew research manager who co-wrote the analysis. " Americans are devoting more of their income to housing, health care and personal insurance and pensions since 1984. After adjusting for inflation, their average...» Read More
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Many Russians who own property around the world ask the help of multilingual real estate consultants when looking at New York real estate. NYT reports.
With prices at the pump falling steadily for the past week, many stations may cut their prices on the weekend to stay competitive.
The deal will leave Weyerhaeuser shareholders in control of one of the 10-largest homebuilders in the United States.
More and more financial planners are being tasked with helping clients navigate the changing health care landscape.