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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...

Cities need more workers, not jobs

A funny thing happened after Amazon invited cities to compete for its second North American headquarters. Somehow other corporations got the idea that they...

Companies should consider embracing labor unions

With a labor shortage unlikely to go away anytime soon, companies should consider embracing organizations they’ve shunned – labor unions – to guarantee themselves...

Left-behind cities get their turn

The past decade has divided U.S. geography into haves and have nots. The haves: educated, wealthy communities in large metro areas such as New...

Who can accommodate Amazon?

Which cities will lead the economy of tomorrow? And who will decide? Often, it’s an amorphous mass of companies and people over time, drifting...

Take a pay cut, help the economy

The U.S. unemployment rate is hovering around a 16-year low. Job openings are near a record high. So why is it possible to argue...

Poaching spurs recruitment economy

Economies need ever-increasing productivity, ever-more workers, or both. Employers in the U.S. are finding neither.America finds itself in an unfamiliar position where population growth...

Cities vulnerable in next downturn

Cities have been the big winners of this economic cycle. They suffered the least in the Great Recession and bounced back first. Tech jobs...
Moving company employees remove furniture from a business in Chicago, Illinois. COURTESY BLOOMBERG/ TANNEN MAURY

Opinion: Full employment helps rural Americans to move away

NEW YORK - It's been so long since we've had strong labor markets in the U.S. that we've forgotten what kind of pain they...
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