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Restaurant boom fizzles

Employment at food services and drinking places rebounded strongly in October as waiters, cooks and bartenders in hurricane-ravaged Florida and Texas went to work....

65 is new 55, and vice versa

The civilian, prime-working-age population in the U.S. has barely budged over the past decade.The Wall Street Journal’s Lev Borodovsky, taking notice of this phenomenon,...

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...

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...
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