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9 college majors with the biggest gender pay gap


Mirko Popadic, Getty Images/iStockphoto The gender pay gap is largely understood by economists to be an enduring problem in the labor market, but the causes continue to spark debate. Occupational sorting, or how women and men sift themselves into traditional “female” and “male” jobs, is one explanation for why women …

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America's 11 highest paying careers in 2017


Jakub Jirsak, Getty Images/iStockphoto Even though the U.S. economy is growing, many Americans continue to struggle with stagnating wages and few opportunities for professional growth. So where are the jobs that pay well and offer strong career paths? Most of them are clustering in a handful of fast-growing industries, such …

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9 jobs with the oldest American workers


Getty Images/iStockphoto America is showing its age. The county is increasingly getting older, and population growth is expected to slow and tilt toward the oldest age groups by 2050. The demographic shift will affect everything from demand for health care services to the shape of the workforce, which already is …

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The 11 toughest states for first-time home buyers


Getty Images/iStockphoto The run-up in housing prices means first-time buyers are increasingly hitting a wall when they search for affordable properties. Since the recession ended, builders have focused on the higher end of the market, pegging their products to the rising fortunes of America’s upper middle class. Last year, more …

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The top-paying and lowest-paying college majors


Getty Images/iStockphoto Below are the typical earnings for the remaining 40 majors, ranging from No. 6 to No. 45. 6. Information Technology: $64,008 7. Civil Engineering: $61,500 8. Statistics: $60,000 9. Nursing: $58,928 10. Management information systems: $58,000 11. Finance: $54,900 12. Mathematics: 54,018 13. Biomedical engineering: $52,814 14. Accounting: …

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7 economic indicators to watch before the election


Daniel Padavona, Getty Images/iStockphoto It’s still the economy, stupid. As James Carville pointed out in the 1992 presidential campaign, voters are attuned to their own economic realities when they consider which candidate they’d prefer in the White House. While only about five weeks are left until the election, a host …

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5 best and 5 worst cities for homeowners


Getty Images/iStockphoto That location matters when it comes to real estate may be even more true today after years of home price appreciation following the Great Recession. Not every city has rebounded at the same rate, and some have become unaffordable for middle-class workers in recent years. Add on other …

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America's 5 best and worst rated cars


JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Americans are often said to have a love affair with cars, but sometimes it can be more like a love-hate relationship. Car-buyer satisfaction is on the rebound after a dip last year, when consumers were hit with a record number of recalls and rising prices, according to …

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5 middle-class careers that growing, and 5 that are shrinking

istock24958960medium.jpg, Getty Images/iStockphoto The U.S. economy is forecast to add more than 7 million jobs over the next five years, but whether workers benefit from that growth depends on which sector they work in. Middle-income earners are most at risk for losing out in the economy, given that jobs paying …

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11 jobs with surprising — and even shocking — salaries


Getty Images/iStockphoto Americans may have a split personality when it comes to money. Many don’t feel comfortable talking about their own financial situations, yet at the same time want to know how much their colleagues or neighbors are earning. That’s partly due to human nature, with many adults feeling a …

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