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Watch midsize cities fight inequality

The defining questions of our time might be, how is America going to reduce inequality and reform its dysfunctional political institutions? At the national level,...

Housing might rescue economy from trade war

Recently released manufacturing data made two things clear: The Federal Reserve might be powerless to prevent the negative effects of the trade war from...

Service workers will inherit city

Over the past generation, high-cost cities such as New York and San Francisco have been transformed by rising inequality and high housing costs in...

One-size layoff doesn’t fit all

The proposed merger between SunTrust and BB&T makes sense for both firms – which is why Wall Street sent both stocks higher on Feb....

Steady jobs top higher paychecks

One of the anomalies of the current U.S. economy is that workers seem more satisfied with it than economists are. It comes down to...

Retail workers can’t lose

One of the brightest spots in the strong Nov. 2 jobs report was the acceleration in wage growth for workers in the retail industry....

Tackling housing affordability

As the political winds appear to be shifting in Democrats’ favor after an eight-year electoral cycle dominated by Republicans, expect a renewed push to...

U.S. choosing slow economic growth

It worked in the 1990s: The U.S. economy continued to grow strongly for several years even after it showed signs of capacity constraints and...

Trump wants the Fed to roll back the U.S. economy

Doves on the Federal Reserve evidently have a vocal ally in President Donald Trump. He said recently he’s “not thrilled” about the Fed increasing...

Employers calling all workers

As American society increasingly self-sorts itself into political tribes, there’s a growing and noteworthy exception to that trend: the labor market. A rising share...
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