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Business investment, consumer confidence post gains


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Durable goods orders rose 22.6% in July, fueled largely by demand for airplanes. The monthly gain was the largest since records began in 1992. Economists said the data show that businesses are investi… Read More

Poll: Sharpton viewed as a positive force in New York City


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Nearly half of New Yorkers see the Rev. Al Sharpton as a positive force, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Sharpton has received a lot of public attention amid the controversy over the death … Read More

"Fat" startups still seeking funds in several industries


  • Huffington Post, The

"Fat" startups -- companies that need huge amounts of capital to get off the ground -- are less popular these days. But they certainly haven't gone away, especially in the infrastructure software, har… Read More

Simple strategies could help curtail wildfire threats, experts say



Wildfire risks could be curbed by clearing brush, avoiding flammable home-construction materials and other straightforward steps, experts say. States' building codes increasingly involve measures aime… Read More

Survey reveals parents' concerns about college costs


  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A Citizens Financial Group survey found that roughly half of parents have no plan to pay off debt taken on for their children's college costs, and 70% worry that college is not a good investment. A ma… Read More