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Teen girls are twice as likely to put off getting their license for safety reasons.

Tuesday 28 August

While Teens Take An Active Role Discouraging Texting and Driving, Many Still Text Themselves

A new State Farm® and Harris Interactive survey takes the pulse of this year's class of new teen drivers

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Figure 1 – Number of Mortgaged Homes per Completed Foreclosure Judicial Foreclosure States vs. Non-Judicial Foreclosure States (3-month moving average)

Tuesday 28 August

CoreLogic® Reports 58,000 Completed Foreclosures in July

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its National Foreclosure Report for July which provides monthly data on completed foreclosures and the overall foreclosure inventory.

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Results of a new Northwestern Mutual Facebook poll found that nearly half of parents have no financial plan in place, and that nearly twenty percent of parents created a plan only after having children.

Friday 24 August

Northwestern Mutual Poll Shows Nearly Half of Parents Have No Financial Plan In Place

Results of a new Northwestern Mutual Facebook poll found that nearly half of parents have no financial plan in place, and that nearly twenty percent of parents created a plan only after having children.

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Bank offerings are cited as providing the biggest 'bang for your buck' when it comes to everyday services

Thursday 23 August

TD Bank Checking Poll: Consumers Are Putting Their Money Where The Value Is

When considering the overall value provided by services that involve a bill or fee, a poll released today by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, finds over half of consumers (57%) cite day-to-day banking as providing the greatest value for their investment. This is relative to other services including, telephone/mobile phone (19%), cable/satellite television (19%) and financial advice (5%).

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The U.S. presidential campaign may be heating up, but it’s considerably cooler in the office, a new Robert Half survey suggests. Four in 10 (40 percent) workers interviewed characterized themselves as “occasional voters” when participating in office politics, limiting their involvement to issues that affect them directly. Another 39 percent said they are “neutral parties” who stay completely out of the fray.

Thursday 23 August

Psst ... Have You Heard The News About Office Politics?

The U.S. presidential campaign may be heating up, but it’s considerably cooler in the office, a new Robert Half survey suggests. Four in 10 (40 percent) workers interviewed characterized themselves as “occasional voters” when participating in office politics, limiting their involvement to issues that affect them directly. Another 39 percent said they are “neutral parties” who stay completely out of the fray.

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Global gold demand in Q2 2012 was 990.0 tonnes (t), down 7% from the 1,065.8t in Q2 2011 according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report.  This dip in demand was partly due to the comparison with exceptional demand last year, and also reflects the challenging global economic climate. In this context, gold performed as expected, acting as both a store of value and a source of liquidity.

Thursday 16 August

Gold's performance reflects continued challenging economic climate

Global gold demand in Q2 2012 was 990.0 tonnes (t), down 7% from the 1,065.8t in Q2 2011 according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report. This dip in demand was partly due to the comparison with exceptional demand last year, and also reflects the challenging global economic climate. In this context, gold performed as expected, acting as both a store of value and a source of liquidity.

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Americans and emergency management experts agree on one thing. Over the past few years, the U. S. has experienced a record number of natural disasters that have destroyed neighborhoods and cost lives. In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency made 99 major disaster declarations1 in 2011, the most mega catastrophes declared since 1953.

Wednesday 08 August

Survey Shows Some Americans Take Their Chances and Ignore Evacuation Orders When Disaster Approaches

Americans and emergency management experts agree on one thing. Over the past few years, the U. S. has experienced a record number of natural disasters that have destroyed neighborhoods and cost lives. In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency made 99 major disaster declarations1 in 2011, the most mega catastrophes declared since 1953.

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Figure 1: Home Price Index Percentage Change Year-Over-Year

Tuesday 07 August

CoreLogic® June Home Price Index Rises 2.5 Percent - Representing Fourth Consecutive Year-Over-Year Increase

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its June Home Price Index (HPI®) report.

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Figure 1: Number of Mortgaged Homes per Completed Foreclosure Judicial Foreclosure States vs. Non-Judicial Foreclosure States (3-month moving average)

Tuesday 31 July

CoreLogic® Reports 60,000 Completed Foreclosures in June

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its National Foreclosure Report for June, which provides monthly data on completed foreclosures and the overall foreclosure inventory.

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ING Runner's Nation, an online community for runners, features videos offering quick tips and facts aimed at informing and inspiring marathoner runners. Running coach Steve Mackel serves as a host for the program.

Thursday 26 July

New ING U.S. Social Media Program Aims to Inspire ING New York City Marathon Runners

ING U.S., title sponsor of the ING New York City Marathon, has invited five running and social media enthusiasts to share their personal stories and training tips as they prepare for the big race, which takes place on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Their posts will be featured on ING Runner’s Nation, an online interactive forum developed by ING U.S. for running enthusiasts everywhere.

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