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Average Age Of Vehicles On U.S. Roads Hits An All-Time Record

How old is your car?  Chances are - if you're like the average American driver, the wheels you're behind are almost 11 years old.  And, that's an all-time record.
The average age of a car or truck in the U

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Jobless Claims Rise With The End Of The Holiday Season

So much for those "improving" unemployment numbers.  Last quarter, the Obama administration trumpeted the statistical fact that jobless claims had leveled off and actually dropped - even as analysts pointed out that this was due to the holiday/seasonal hiring season

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Source: ahmad nawawi via flickr
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Restaurant Slump May Signal Economic Slowdown

Economists theorize that we've been out of the recession since June 2009.  The recovery has been a slow one at best.  If the recent news from the restaurant world is any signal, we might be in for an even slower recovery

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Kardashian Touch Turns To Coal For Sears

It seems like everything that the Kardashian family touches turns to gold.  Well, almost.

Sears bet a large portion of their Black Friday and holiday shopping sales on the Kardashian-clans new line of clothes and accessories

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Graduates: The Food Industry Needs You

I encountered an article about the rising need for food-related employees in Great Britain, but from what I can surmise, the same need is present here in America.  While it's become "trendy" for people to seek out high-profile jobs like chef's and sommeliers, the back-end of the industry has suffered

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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Pork Makes Gains In America’s Restaurants

Is "the Other White Meat" on it's way to becoming "thee white meat"?

A recent survey of the nation's restaurants show that pork offerings are up significantly.
Over the past year, menu mentions of pork have increased by 7 percent, according to the foodservice consulting group’s MenuMonitor database

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Starbucks To Expand Into Premium Juice Market

Starbucks - the top-shelf coffee shop - has already expanded their offerings to include breakfast sandwiches and sweets.  Smartly and profitably so.  So it should come as no surprise that the company is in expansion mode again

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Obama Taxes Christmas Trees

With a feeble economy that's threatening to derail the Christmas plans of many families across America comes this piece of news:  The Obama administration has imposed a 15-cent tax on Christmas trees

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Bank Of Walmart Operates Without A Charter

Quick: What does one of the largest retailers in America do when the Federal Government declines their application for a banking charter?  Do it anyway - ala carte.
Four years ago, Walmart abandoned its long-sought plans to obtain a federal bank charter amid opposition from the banking industry and lawmakers

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Source: David Shankbone via flickr
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Occupy Movement Hurts The “Little Guy’s” Economy

The Occupy Movement says that they're trying to help the "little guy".   The irony is that in many cities, their protests are hurting the economy of the small "mom and pop" stores that are located where they have set up camp

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Troubles Mount For Eastman Kodak; May Not Make One More Year

Eastman Kodak is projected to post a $600 million dollar loss for 2011 and 2012 doesn't look much better.  The once perennial camera company is fighting for it's economic life and experts predict it won't make it another year

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