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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....

Freelancing’s fitful rise in the jobs landscape

I recently checked into a hotel on the outskirts of Lexington, Ky. I wanted to have dinner downtown but I had already driven for...

Palliative care a secret providers don’t want to keep

As a medical doctor, it’s always ideal when I can tell my patients that they will get better soon. However, the reality is that’s...

Health care still eating the economy

Health care costs are not as much in the news nowadays. A big reason might be that cost growth has slowed in recent years....

Making capitalism work better for workers

For years, economists have puzzled over a question crucial to the well-being of American workers: Why does the law of supply and demand no...

The disconnect between education and career readiness and how to fix...

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question most of us were asked in our youth, and over the...

What’s wrong with the 2% inflation target?

In 1996, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan had an exchange with Janet Yellen, then a member of the Fed’s Board of Governors, that presaged...

Bank of America limits risk, reward

Bank of America’s investors just got more evidence that taking the slow and steady road is paying off but that there is a trade-off...

Avoiding academic rigor mortis

The world is changing, and with it, education. Today’s children are taught with Smart Boards instead of chalkboards, in virtual classrooms instead of one-room...

Science reveals dark side of wind power

Any solution to global warming will almost certainly rely on an expansion of renewable energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions with clean solar or wind...
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