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Netflix Announces 51% Streaming Speed Increase During 2014

Netflix Announces 51% Streaming Speed Increase During 2014

Netflix seems to be powering its way to an impressive 2014 of output on the whole, having apparently managed to increase its average streaming speeds by over 50%…or 51%, if we’re being precise. As the global battle for streaming... 
Builders Show Confidence in Recovering Housing Market – June Traffic Beats May

Builders Show Confidence in Recovering Housing Market – June Traffic Beats May

For those under the rater gloomy impression that the current housing recovery is no more than a passing fluke, one of the most important measures of confidence among builders is pointing to the exact opposite: The housing recovery... 
Payday Loans March One Step Closer to Pennsylvania Senate – Consumer Groups Fear Rising Debt Spiral

Payday Loans March One Step Closer to Pennsylvania Senate – Consumer Groups Fear Rising Debt Spiral

Short-term cash loans known to most a payday loans are heading for legalization in Pennsylvania, having last week made it through the Senate banking committee by a hair’s breadth. At present, these kinds of loans which offer fast... 
House Prices Grow at Fastest Rate in Seven Years – Momentum to Carry Through 2013

House Prices Grow at Fastest Rate in Seven Years – Momentum to Carry Through 2013

US house prices grew in March at the fastest rate in almost seven years, as consumer confidence once again bred optimism that the economy is heading in the right direction.  With the spring buying season having apparently surpassed... 
National Credit Card Debt, Payment Delinquency Down in Q1

National Credit Card Debt, Payment Delinquency Down in Q1

American consumers appear to at last be getting to grips with the credit card payments, or it may of course just prove to have been a lucky month. During the first quarter of the year, the nation apparently performed much better than... 
119,000 Private Jobs Added in April – Overall Economic Growth Lower Than Expected

119,000 Private Jobs Added in April – Overall Economic Growth Lower Than Expected

American companies added a further 119,000 jobs during March, considerably lower than economist projections. Despite and notable uptick from the previous months, the job market still appears to be struggling through the ongoing spring... 
Life-Saving Tips for Last Minute Tax Returns – Don’t Panic…Yet!

Life-Saving Tips for Last Minute Tax Returns – Don’t Panic…Yet!

It’s that wonderful time of the year once again where despite all the best intentions in the world, millions are still to file their 1040 tax returns and are starting to feel the pressure. It’s also the time of year when experts... 
Samsung Spending More on Marketing Than Research and Development – Will Innovation Suffer?

Samsung Spending More on Marketing Than Research and Development – Will Innovation Suffer?

For the first time in over three years, Samsung is investing more capital in advertising and promotion than it is in the research and development of new products. And while some have accepted the news as inevitable given the need for... 
Apple Vs Samsung 2013 – Smartwatch Wars Countdown Begins

Apple Vs Samsung 2013 – Smartwatch Wars Countdown Begins

Apple’s rivalry with kind of the Android hill Samsung isn’t exactly the newest of developments – the two have been to one extent or another at each-other’s throats for years. However, things seemed to reach something of a peak... 
Roth IRA Conversion Question – The Same Year as an IRA Rollover?

Roth IRA Conversion Question – The Same Year as an IRA Rollover?

Here’s a theoretical question that’s bound to have been asked a few times recently: Say a person had been out of work since January and upon leaving their previous post rolled a $50,000 401 (k) into a bog-standard IRA. Having only... 
Putting 8.3% Unemployment in Perspective – Check Out 1933!

Putting 8.3% Unemployment in Perspective – Check Out 1933!

Anyone that thinks an unemployment rate of 8.3% is the end of the world should take a look back 80 years or so and maybe reevaluate. Back in 1933, unemployment across the US reached a rather mind-blowing peak of 25.6%. A new economic... 
107 Days of Work Just to Pay Taxes – Americans Stump-Up 29% of Income

107 Days of Work Just to Pay Taxes – Americans Stump-Up 29% of Income

Here’s a bit of news to brighten your day ahead at work – at least three months of your much-needed wages will be heading nowhere near your own pocket this year, but straight in the hands of the taxman. Nothing like knowing that... 
Netflix Facing Verizon Wireless and Redbox Tag-Team Assault

Netflix Facing Verizon Wireless and Redbox Tag-Team Assault

Netflix executives have just cause for concern this week following the announcement that Redbox and Verizon are to join forces in the creation of an all-new streaming video service. According to company official, the new venture will...