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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...

Take a pay cut, help the economy

The U.S. unemployment rate is hovering around a 16-year low. Job openings are near a record high. So why is it possible to argue...

Poaching spurs recruitment economy

Economies need ever-increasing productivity, ever-more workers, or both. Employers in the U.S. are finding neither. America finds itself in an unfamiliar position where population growth...
A PEDESTRIAN PASSES in front of the new Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle. The retail giant unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them - in one stroke eliminating the checkout line.

Opinion: Wal-Mart and Amazon are buying their way to the top

NEW YORK - Amazon and Wal-Mart might once have existed in parallel universes, but these days they're in a price war. Both giants are now...

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