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Recession in 2017? US Household Debt Will Break 2008 Records This Year

While the stock market continues to set records, U.S. households are carrying levels of debt that haven't been seen since just before the Great Recession. Household debt reached nearly $12.58 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2016, the New York Federal Reserve said in a report released Friday. That's just $99 billion short of the all-time record, which was set in the third quarter of 2008. Experts expect U.S. household debt will break that mark in the coming year. 
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Is it true that the role of "product designer" was invented by Facebook? This question was originally answered on Quora by Luke Woods.
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Innovative technologies like IBM Watson are indeed disruptive, but enterprise transformation doesn’t solely depend upon disruptive technology innovations at the expense of older, more established tech
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It’s been over 20 years since JonBenet Ramsey was murdered and the case remains unsolved, despite interest in it throughout the years. Now, a new Netflix documentary, “Casting JonBenet,” will explore
'The Last Moments,’ is a harrowing VR assisted suicide film by London-based writer-director Avril Furness. It simulates what a person’s experience might be at Swiss clinic Dignitas.
If you’ve been shopping for a Nintendo Switch and haven’t had any luck finding the new console in stock, head over to Amazon.
Nick Viall finally won fans over in Season 21 of “The Bachelor” — or so he thought. The Waukesha, Wisconsin, native made his debut on “Dancing With the Stars” on March 20 and one big name in Hollywoo
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