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Consumer Confidence Index improves in September

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conference board logoThe Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®,...

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Census Bureau: Median incomes aren’t growing; number of uninsured decreasing

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census logoThe U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday that in 2014, there was no statistically significant...

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Mortgage rates down this week after soft economic data reports

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bankrate2Mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate retreating...

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Market volatility concerns heightened, survey says

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atomixManaging market volatility, preparing for a possibly imminent rate hike, and generating investment income in a low-return...

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Form and function: The 2015 Best Cars for Families

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autosales3From the Golf to the Odyssey and many more in between, the best cars for families this year have the...

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Passwords may soon be a thing of the past

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eye scanA wave of capital and new technology centered on biometrics, physiological and behavioral...

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Area home prices up in 2014; total sales off slightly

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soldHome sales in the Peoria area slowed in the fourth quarter, bringing sales for the full year below 2013 levels, but overall the area saw continued recovery thanks to price gains, according to the Peoria Area Association of Realtors® (PAAR).

Sales for 2014 were 4,883,...

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Teen drivers drive up cost of insurance rates

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The average married couple pays 80 percent more for car insurance after adding a teen driver to their policy, according to a new report from insuranceQuotes.com....

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Local economic indicators show positive trend

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488764767On the surface, the third quarterly index that measures the Peoria area economy shows there wasn’t much change from the second quarter or from a year ago. But hidden inside the summary index are signs the economy is headed in the right direction.

The Summary Index for...

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Who are the happiest people? Poll results are in

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happinessHow many adults do you know who you'd consider to be very happy? Would you include yourself in that count? Statistically...

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Survey shows saving, investing adjustments for the holidays

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Most spend gas savings on necessities

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Four in 10 Americans spent savings from lower gasoline prices on necessities such as groceries or rent, according to a new Bankrate.com Read more...

Boomers: Prepare for long-term care needs

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boomerEvery day until 2029, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65.  Most are unprepared for the consequence of aging.

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By the numbers: May is Older Americans Month

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census logoA meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in PresidentJohn...

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New survey shows holiday spending will increase

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christmas-gifts-presentsOptimism about the economy is kindling holiday cheer as shoppers plan to...

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New study shows working becoming bigger part of retirement

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More than half of older workers doubt they can afford health care after retirement

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aarplogoMore than half of working Americans over age 50 fear they won’t have enough money for health care when they reach...

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Index shows huge increase in consumer health care costs

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medical symbolWhile the U.S. government has become an even more dominant force in the nation's health care system, individuals are taking on a greater share of the costs, according to the new U.S. News  Read more...

Consumer confidence improves again in August

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conference board logoConsumer confidence in the United States improved for the fourth consecutive month in August,...

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Millennials are good savers

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Saving money may be challenging for most Americans, but a new survey from Read more...

Global investor confidence in U.S. continues to rise

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Global investor confidence in the United States...

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