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Housing Starts Hit 13-Year High in December

Housing Starts Hit 13-Year High in December

Reuters | Equities.com |

Housing starts jumped 16.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.608 million units, the highest level since December 2006.


Confident Consumers Lift US Retail Sales in December

AP News | Equities.com |

Americans were willing to spend during the holidays after a sluggish November.


December Payroll Number Disappoints at Only 145,000 Jobs Added

AP News | Equities.com |

The report suggests a lingering weakness in manufacturing.


US Manufacturing Activity Falls to Lowest Level in Decade

AP News | Equities.com |

December's index was the lowest since June 2009, when the US economy was at the tail end of the Great Recession.


US Gains a Robust 266,000 Jobs As Unemployment Falls to 3.5%

AP News | Equities.com |

Hiring jumped to its highest level since January as unemployment matches a half-century low.


Hong Kong Police Shoot Protester, Man Set on Fire

Equities Staff | Equities.com |

Hong Kong’s leader pledged Monday to “spare no effort” to halt anti-government protests.


​4 Ways the Finance Sector Can Benefit from Data Visualization

Desireé Duffy | Equities.com |

When using data, visualization for explaining the information is more transparent. Data visualization is leading the way in advanced data analytics for everyday operations.


Acosta defends Epstein deal amid calls for his resignation

Equities Staff | Equities.com |

Trying to tamp down calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein.


IMO 2020: The Big Shipping Shake-Up

Visual Capitalist | Equities.com |

New emissions regulations taking effect in 2020 will have a big impact on the world’s massive fleet of marine shipping vessels.


​John Cheever’s “The Swimmer” and the Sorrow of the Internet

Stephen L Kanaval | Equities.com |

Like Cheever’s swimmer, we are left watching the disintegration of our reality


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