10 Reasons Why You Will Always Be Poor

Many Americans are clearly not experts at managing their finances and end up broke month after month. The cycle of overspending leaves them poor, even if their income means they are considered well above the poverty line. A third of higher-income households — those that bring in $75,000 or more a year — live paycheck to paycheck, a survey from SunTrust Banks found. GOBankingRates talked to numerous personal finance experts, asking...

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People in Business: July 2015
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People in Business: July 2015

JAY L. CLAUSEN , of New London, a scientist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, recently received his doctorate in natural resources and earth systems sciences from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Clausen has 20 years of research experience, spent eight years working at industrial complexes for the Department of Energy and 12 years working at...

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Report: World Will Invest  $3.7 Trillion in Solar by 2040
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Report: World Will Invest $3.7 Trillion in Solar by 2040

Washington — The world’s energy portfolio will get vastly cleaner by the year 2040, says a new long-term energy outlook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance — but not clean enough. Out to 2040, the world will see a jaw-dropping growth of solar energy, especially on rooftops. BNEF projects $3.7 trillion of solar investment in the next 25 years — 35 percent of new electricity-generating capacity. And $2.2 trillion of that investment will...

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People in Business: June 21, 2015
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People in Business: June 21, 2015

William Hall, of Bethel, was elected to the executive board of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada at the organization’s 109th annual conference in Philadelphia. Hall, a certified public finance officer, is the interim director of statewide reporting for the state of Vermont, and is senior financial consultant for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. He previously served as finance director...

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‘Journal’ Cuts Hurt Consumer Reporting

When the Wall Street Journal’s top editor announced Thursday a “full transformation of our newsroom,” one that would include closing bureaus and cutting dozens of jobs, one change drew particular ire: The paper would be “scaling back significantly” its personal-finance team. For years, that team has been regarded as a pioneer of consumer reporting — that plain-English brand of service journalism written for the middle class. That...

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