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Alarm over consumer debt overblown

There is no shortage of worrisome articles about consumer debt. And expect to see such concerns continue now that household debt surpassed the peak...

No bull market for finance jobs

The subject of Wall Street employment came up via my colleague Josh Brown, who mused that this may be the first bull market when...

Fossil fuels won’t vanish

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest New Energy Outlook points the way to a sunny, windy future for the global, electric power industry. That doesn’t...

How you know when the CEO is a goner

After a string of scandals and embarrassments, Uber’s embattled CEO Travis Kalanick was forced to resign. The assumption is that he was pushed out...

A warning sign for the economy?

Many economists and pundits take it on faith that weak business investment is a bad thing. It’s well-known that over the course of the...

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...

The downsizing of retail

Despite record highs in the markets, bad news about consumers has been relentless: malls are closing; consumers have accumulated too much debt; incomes are...

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...

Americans seem to like universal health care

Americans, in general, support government-provided universal health care.A Pew Research Center survey taken in January found that 60 percent say that it’s the responsibility...

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...
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