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The 9 most in-demand jobs that pay more than $100,000


phototechno A six-figure job is often seen as the hallmark of success, but how difficult is it to find one? Workers in certain high-paying professions are likely to face a tougher time securing a job, based on a combination of demand, skills and industry trends. Many of the six-figure jobs …

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9 jobs with the fastest wage growth


adrian825 The post-recession years haven’t been kind to many workers, with all but the top-earners suffering from years of wage stagnation. That trend may be shifting, thanks to a tight labor market that’s putting pressure on companies to compete for workers, including in some entry-level fields. Minimum wage hikes in …

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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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