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leasing

Paper Chase: Leasing A Car

August new home sales were up 5.7% exceeding analysts estimates. The economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.7% in the second quarter. It was not expected to grow at that rate for the 3rd quarter. GDP is closely watched as it is the broadest measure of the economy.  ...

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Paper Chase: Why Do We Work?

The Fed has decided to keep rates near zero. An increase was expected, but a weak global economy and low inflation were cited as reasons for keeping rates low. A hike is still expected near the end of the year.   Retail sales rose .2% percent in August, the 6th...

veterans

Paper Chase: This Is What Veterans Return To

  Housing starts numbered 1.14 million in April. That was up 20% from March and an all time high since November 2007.   There was no rate hike from the Fed coming from their June meeting stating the sluggishness from the economy was transitory. They specifically cited bad weather and...

Online soulmate

Paper Chase: Online Soulmate, Jobs and Weed

  We are at the lowest unemployment rate in 7 years. 223,000 jobs were created in April which was roughly in line with analysts estimates. Mortgage rates are creeping up as the 30 year is now at 3.8%. In July, Jet Blue will start flying weekly single charter flights to...

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Paper Escape: Buy A Home

  Touching on a Paper Chase: Buy A House by Kwaisi France of Killing the Breeze, we at Federal Home Loan Centers wanted a chance to pipe in and provide our two cents on buying a home. We were happily accepted to submit our thoughts.   First, the Paper Chase...

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Paper Chase: Flu and Cancer Vaccines

  Better than expected unemployment report topped the best year for jobs since 1999. The unemployment rate was 5.6% in December. This was the lowest since June 2008 and better than expectations.   Additionally, 250,000 jobs were created and 50,000 more were added to previous months revisions. Unfortunately, wage growth...

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Paper Chase: Buy A House

  58 dollar per barrel oil? Yep, due to increased supply from the U.S., a strong dollar, and decreased global demand.   Retail sales came in up .7% stronger than expected. This is important because consumers makeup two thirds of the economy.   Oil Investors have been nervous about slowing...