Here's why teen unemployment is as high as it is

May 3, 2019
The unemployment rate for teenagers in March was 12.8% compared to the national figure of 3.8%.
The unemployment rate for teenagers in March was 12.8% compared to the national figure of 3.8%.
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Worker productivity is booming. Why is inflation so tame?

May 2, 2019
Additional production isn't translating to additional income.
Colby College, a small, private liberal arts college, will open the doors to the Davis Institute of Artificial Intelligence this fall. It plans on expanding the curriculum of AI and machine learning to all areas of study.
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Why it's the "nonfarm" payrolls report

May 1, 2019
The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report doesn't count jobs down on the farm. We explain why.
Farmworkers pull weeds in a spinach field near El Centro, California, in January.
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More seniors are working — some by choice, others by necessity

May 1, 2019
Americans aged 65 and older are more likely to keep working into old age.
Emma Allen drives herself to work most days. It’s convenient, but the cost of car insurance stretches her limited budget.
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Honolulu looks to Singapore to solve its housing shortage

Apr 30, 2019
Honolulu’s housing market is one of the most expensive in the country.
Condo buildings visible from Ala Moana Beach Park.
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Is the strong economy creating credit score inflation?

Apr 30, 2019
A 740 today may not mean the same thing as a decade ago.

Homebuyers in expensive markets may finally get a break

Apr 30, 2019
New data shows price growth has been slowing for nearly in a year in some markets.
A for sale sign is seen on a single family home January 30, 2008 in Vallejo, California.
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Are public-private partnerships the answer to our crumbling infrastructure?

Apr 30, 2019
Democratic leaders with meet with President Trump Tuesday to discuss a comprehensive infrastructure package
Activists rally in support of proposed 'Green New Deal' legislation outside of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) New York City office, April 30, 2019.
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How is it that gas prices can be so different block to block?

Apr 29, 2019
Drivers know that gas prices can be kind of all over the map. It varies quite a bit by state. And sometimes you find notable differences between stations in the same confined area, even though most factors affecting cost such as local taxes, the cost of crude, transportation fees,  are applicable to all stations in […]
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With no-show inflation, what does the Fed do next?

Apr 29, 2019
The current rate of inflation is well below target.
The US Federal Reserve building is seen on August 9, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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