Tag Archives: Americans

Zika Virus Means Americans Are Avoiding Latin America As A Holiday Destination

Latin American countries have long relied on American tourists as a large source of their income, however, that tourism industry appears to be suffering as a result of the Zika virus. The virus is believed to be discouraging many Americans from holidaying in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a poll from Reuters/Ipsos. The Zika virus is causing chaos ...

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Medicare Costs To Jump In 2016: 15 Million Americans Forced To Pay Higher Premiums?

Medicare costs are expected to jump significantly in 2016. Though about 15 million Americans could be affected, there could be a small window of opportunity for a few beneficiaries if they act now. Millions of Americans, the majority of them old and infirm, will now have to brace themselves for higher premiums of Medicare. However, those who have been getting ...

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Why 66% of Americans Are Clueless About Health Care Costs

Filed under: Health Care, Personal Finance, Health Insurance Getty Images By Jennifer Liu Visiting the doctor isn’t exactly an enjoyable experience. But what feels worse? Opening your mail weeks later, only to face a medical bill that you didn’t anticipate. About two-thirds of American adults — or a whopping 155 million of us — have been confronted by that unpleasant ...

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Guns ‘n’ Ammo More Popular With Americans Than Ever

Filed under: Market News, Industry News, Wal-Mart, Security, Investing Getty Images In December 2012, a gunman burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and shot 26 people dead. Two years later, sales of guns and ammunition are off the charts. That’s surprising, to say the least. After all, a lot of people thought that Sandy Hook might be ...

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Frugal Trade? Americans Spend Less on Food, More on Tech

Filed under: Personal Finance, Food & Beverage, Mobile Technology, Financial Education Rogelio V. Solis/APA customer looks at the screen size on the new iPhone 6 Plus while waiting in line to upgrade his iPhone at a Verizon Wireless store in Flowood, Miss., last month. By Steve Liesman | @steveliesman Nearly half of Americans have cut back on spending, including for ...

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Many Americans Are Living Longer, But Suicides Rise

Filed under: Health Care, People By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK — Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell. Rates also dropped or held steady for nearly all the leading causes of death. The one exception: The suicide rate reached ...

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Americans Forecast to Spend Most in 3 Years at Holidays

Filed under: Retail, Holiday Shopping, Economic Indicators, GDP, Consumer Goods Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation’s largest retail industry trade group. But industry watchers say shoppers will need fat discounts, and ...

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Five reasons Americans can’t find jobs

Peter Morici The Labor Department reported the economy added 244,000 jobs in September, well below the 400,000 needed to bring unemployment down to pre-crisis levels. Top News – UPI.com

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Fewer Americans Traveling This Year for Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, Economic Recovery, Consumer Issues Alex Brandon/AP By Robert Gibbons NEW YORK — Fewer Americans will travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as economic uncertainty in a sluggish recovery curbs travel plans, travel group AAA said Wednesday. AAA expects 38.9 million Americans to drive 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday period, which ...

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More Americans Than Ever Are Renouncing Their Citizenship

Filed under: Travel, U.S. Government, Barack Obama, Investing Getty Images More Americans are deciding that they’d rather give up their citizenship than pay more taxes. The Wall Street Journal reports that 2013 has already set a new record for “expatriations,” defined as citizens renouncing their citizenship or permanent residents giving back their green cards. The Journal quotes tax lawyer Andrew ...

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