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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...

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...
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