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Restaurants where the jobs are

July was another fine month for jobs, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.3 percent, labor-force participation rising, and nonfarm payroll employment up by...

Not always ‘a millennial thing’

There have been thousands of articles published about the millennial generation and how its members are different from everybody else. So, when Laura Finfer...
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Opinion: Why tax cuts seem to be working in Massachusetts

As you've probably read, maybe even in this column, cutting taxes to stimulate economic growth hasn't worked out so well for Kansas. In fact,...

Where America gets its electricity

The way the U.S. generates electricity has changed a lot over the past decade.Solar, for example, is gaining fast and in a few places...

Tourism holding its own

People in the travel business have been warning that President Donald Trump’s administration’s isolationist rhetoric and tougher border controls – as evidenced by the...

Return to sprawl more about supply than demand

Getting new housing built in San Francisco is a famously difficult endeavor. The city is hemmed in by water on three sides, ran out...

Stuck in same old, dead-end job?

I was at a conference recently on the “Digital Future of Work.” Expert after expert talked about the new reality of the workplace, in...

Some Americans are saving money again

The personal savings rate in the U.S. was 5.9 percent of disposable income in March. That is significantly higher than it was a decade...

De-electrification matters

For more than a century after the advent of commercial electrical power in the late 1800s, electricity use in the U.S. rose and rose...

The U.S. is getting sicker as it grows richer

Per capita gross domestic product is much higher in the U.S. than in the other major developed economies, and no one really seems to...
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