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Final Obama-Era Jobs Report Released As Economic Uncertainty Grows

Earlier this week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their jobs report for January 2017, which just so happens to mark the last 20 days of the Obama administration. As FiveThirtyEight notes the latest report is starkly different from the one released as the 44th president assumed the office eight years ago. In January of 2009 the unemployment rate reached 7.6% (it would top 10% later that year) and showed a monthly loss...

What the Dow Hitting 20,000 Really Means

Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a new milestone, surpassing 20,000 for the first time ever. This achievement was quickly heralded by observers (who had been eyeing it for weeks following some close calls) as well as by President Trump who said he was "very honored" by the accomplishment. At the same time many have pondered whether the fanfare surrounding the event may be a bit overblown.So what does...

With Trump in Charge, Are Import Tariffs Coming Soon?

As we all know this past year Donald Trump embarked on a historic campaign that defied all odds and ended with him assuming the title of President-Elect of the United States. Along the trail, when he wasn't talking about other top issues such as immigration, Trump was railing against foreign countries that take advantage of us through trade and companies that leave the U.S. to take advantage of lower labor...

With Interest Rates Poised to Raise, What Will Change?

There may still be several uncertainties when it comes to the impending presidency of Donald Trump but the market is already responding. Since Trump's victories in Pennsylvania and other key state states that made him the President Elect, mortgage rates, bonds, and the dollar have all risen significantly and stocks have rallied well beyond their election night selloff. On top of that the Federal Reserve is widely expected to not only...

October Jobs Report Arrives Ahead of Election Day

As the Washington Post reports, the final jobs report that will be released before the 2016 presidential election arrived today, bringing some mostly positive but slightly mixed news. The good: the U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs last month. The bad: that's slightly less than the 173,000 jobs that economists had expected based on the average monthly gains over of the past year. Regardless of the miss, the unemployment rate fell...

Is Universal Basic Income in Our Economic Future?

While scandals, leaks, and temperaments seem to be eating up the majority of the coverage, the state of the economy has still played a big role in the 2016 election cycle. Beyond the usual promises of job growth and better wages there has also been a growing call for what some simply and often mockingly refer to "free stuff" - including candidates like Senator Bernie Sanders and Green Party Presidential...

Median Household Income Back on the Rise in the US

It's been a long road to recovery for the U.S. economy following the banking crisis and recession of the past decade but there are some new reasons to be hopeful. Last year the median household income in the United States rose to $56,516. Not only does that represent a 5.2% lift from 2014 but also marks the first increase the figure has seen since way back in 2007, just before the...

Slowing Restaurant Sales Scaring Some Analysts

Are Americans cutting back on eating out? According to CNN Money they are as Yum! Brands, Starbucks, and McDonalds — which had been on a hot streak since introducing its breakfast all day menu — have also seen slumping sales as of late. While many reasons have been suggested as to why this is, some are more concerned about what it could mean for the economy overall. Restaurants have long been...
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...