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The Fed did no favors for spring homebuyers

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates three times last year and pledged not to increase them absent meaningful increases in wages and inflation –...

Cities will be the beneficiaries of census power shakeup

New state population estimates for 2019, released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau, have given political scientists the data they need to project changes...

The numbers show soccer is future of U.S. sports

If you’re in the business of professional sports right now, the fundamentals are cause for concern. Attendance is falling, even in the midst of...

This looks like the start of a great time for labor...

The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage...

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....

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