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HERE ARE 20 OF THE MOST IN-DEMAND JOBS THAT PAY OVER $100,000

Posted: 07.24.2017
Work sucks and then you die, unless of course you've found gainful employment as an anesthesiologist in South Dakota. But if you're not intent on living in the icy wilds of middle America, you might look to Glassdoor's new study, which uncovered the 20 most in-demand jobs in the country, all of which pay over $100,000 annually. 

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Did the economy bounce back in the second quarter?

Posted: 07.24.2017

This week’s economic releases will reveal whether growth accelerated in the second quarter after a sluggish start to the year. A busy week also features a Federal Reserve meeting that’s not expected to include an interest rate hike and the latest reports on home sales and business investment.

Existing home sales have increased solidly this year but have been restrained by skimpy supplies. In May, sales edged up 1.1% despite an 8.4% drop in inventories from a year ago, notes Nomura economist Lewis Alexander. He says job growth has been healthy, fueling demand. Yet sales are likely to remain choppy until the stock of homes on the market expands. Economists estimate the National Association of Realtors will report Monday that home sales dipped 1.2% in June to a still-sturdy seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.6 million.

Consumer confidence hit a 16-year high in March, but has edged down since. Job growth remains healthy and gasoline is cheap, but economists cite doubts among Republicans about President Trump’s proposed tax cuts that have grown with the setback in efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act. The Conference Board is expected to report Tuesday that its consumer confidence index slipped further in July to a still-sunny reading.

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