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How do grocery stores make money when their profit margins are so low?

May 13, 2022
Margins can be as little as 1%. But there are three ways to look at rate of return, and other factors to consider.
People shop for groceries at a supermarket in Glendale, California. While grocery stores generally have thin profit margins, they tend to make up for it in volume.
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Why does the Federal Reserve raise rates in quarter percentages?

Apr 29, 2022
The Fed recently hiked rates by 25 basis points, and plans to raise rates several more times this year alone.
A view of the Federal Reserve Board building in Washington, D.C.
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Why do oil companies call themselves “energy” companies? 

Apr 22, 2022
Over the past several decades, several corporations have tried to distance themselves from being known as oil and gas companies.
A view of a Chevron gas sign in Houston, Texas.
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What’s the difference between 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans? 

Apr 15, 2022
Workers in the public education and nonprofit sectors are familiar with 403(b)s, which lack the regulation that comes with 401(k)s.
Workplace retirement plans are meant to help you afford to have some fun after you're done earning a paycheck. More than half of working adults participate.
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Why do we report the Dow first? 

Apr 8, 2022
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the country’s second-oldest market index.
A view of the Dow's closing numbers back in March 2020, when fears over the spread of COVID-19 intensified.
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