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The Most Powerful Chinese Brands

By Douglas A. McIntyre, Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess, 24/7 Wall St. Americans are often concerned about how Chinese economic growth and the rise of major Chinese businesses could impact U.S. interests. With the People’s Republic expected to pass the United States in gross domestic product sometime in the next two to three […]

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How to Get a Higher Appraisal

By Pat Mertz Esswein, Associate Editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Most homeowners overestimate their home’s market value when they apply to refinance. Even if home prices where you live have bottomed out or are rising, one sale of a comparable property at a higher valuation does not a trend make, and your home’s valuation may be weighed down […]

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Companies Paying Americans the Least

By Trey Thoelcke, Michael Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess and Samuel Weigley, 24/7 Wall St. The gap between rich and poor is well illustrated by the large multi-billion dollar corporations employing thousands of low-wage workers. With the Great Recession over, not only are many of these companies now hitting record profits, but their executive pay […]

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