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U.S. Immigration Now Means Big Economic Payoff Later

By Lisa Du
bloomberg.com — It turns out diversity may be good for the economy, after all. In contrast to some election year rhetoric over immigration's negative impact on the U.S., new research shows that it can deliver economic benefits in the communities where newcomers settle.

U.S. Consumer Comfort Increased Last Week From Three-Month Low

By Lisa Du
bloomberg.com — Consumer confidence rose last week from a three-month low as Americans felt better about the economy, their financial situation and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday.

Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Increases by Less Than Forecast

By Lisa Du
bloomberg.com — Consumer confidence in the U.S. rose less than forecast in August, reflecting a pullback in views on personal finances among younger Americans. The University of Michigan's preliminary index of sentiment climbed to 90.4 from a three-month low of 90 in July, according to a report Friday.

Sushinomics Show How Living Costs Keep Rising for Millennials

bloomberg.com — It is a truth universally acknowledged that a millennial in possession of a decent salary, must be in want of an affordable piece of sushi. That, however, is increasingly hard to come by. Bloomberg's Sushinomics Cost-of-Living Index has tracked the price of the standard spicy tuna and California rolls in major metropolitan areas over five years, including the 2012 and this year's election cycle.

How Trump's Economic Manifesto Measures Up

bloomberg.com — Donald Trump fleshed out his economic agenda with a speech in Detroit on Monday. The Republican presidential nominee said he'd roll out more details in the coming weeks. We look at some of Trump's main promises so far, and how his strategy compares with both the current situation and the ideas from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

U.S. Consumer Comfort Index Was Little Changed Last Week

By Lisa Du
bloomberg.com — Consumer confidence in the U.S. was little changed last week as an improvement in sentiment about the economy was tempered by weaker views about personal finances and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday.

Golden years redefined as older Americans buck trend and work - SentinelSource.com: Lifestyles

By Lisa Du
sentinelsource.com — Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Conn. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today Levitt, 74, spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf-club memberships.

Golden years redefined as older Americans buck trend and work

By Lisa Du
delawareonline.com — Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today Levitt, 74, spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf-club memberships.

Golden years redefined as older Americans buck trend and work

By Lisa Du
northjersey.com — Ron Levitt could have retired 16 years ago, when he sold his bustling optometry practice in Rocky Hill, Conn. Instead, he kept his white coat on, found two part-time gigs seeing patients and continued working. Today, Levitt, 74, spends all of the money he earns on vacations with his wife and golf club memberships.

Struggling U.S. Economy Propped Up by Gain in Consumer Spending

bloomberg.com — The U.S. economy stumbled in the first half of 2016 as companies retrenched, leaving consumers to shoulder the burden of sustaining growth heading into the presidential election. A 4.2 percent gain in household purchases in the second quarter, among the biggest of the current expansion, was the lone bright spot in an otherwise bleary picture as the economy had its worst first half since 2011.
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