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Sky-high California housing prices are forcing house hunters east
Jun 26, 2018
Silicon Valley's housing market is so hot, a house that caught on fire sold for almost a million dollars. That's driving more and more Californians east.
Companies offer private bus services to get young workers to commute from cities to the suburbs
Dec 18, 2017
As real estate in major cities continues to go up in price, companies are increasingly moving offices to the suburbs. In order to attract young workers from the cities, some companies offer private bus services for employees making the reverse commute.
Federal Reserve raises interest rates ahead of the tax reform deal
Dec 13, 2017
It's a third time this year that the Fed has increased interest rates.
The number of electrical car charging stations is rising, but does that mean wider adoption of electrical cars will follow?
Dec 11, 2017
Charging electric vehicles in 2017 can still be a hassle, and it leads some to rethink their purchase. Here’s how the industry, and even some government entities, are trying to address that.
A rural Alaskan village established a reindeer herd to improve diet and boost economy
Dec 11, 2017
The isolated village of Port Heiden hopes reindeer, and a few other farm animals, may be the answer to expensive imported fresh food.
With low pay, finding qualified early childhood teachers remains a challenge in some areas
Nov 30, 2017
If the early childhood education system is a food chain, district-run preschool programs in California are the new big fish, gobbling up a lot of the resources – including qualified teachers.
Suit seeks to stop Trump from naming acting director of CFPB
Nov 27, 2017
Leandra English, who was named interim director of the CFPB by its outgoing director, filed a lawsuit Sunday night.
Potential for tariffs on imported steel divides the U.S. steel industry
Nov 24, 2017
U.S. steel manufacturers worried about competition as well as those that depend on cheaper foreign steel imports to keep their businesses running, eagerly await a decision.
Coastal area in Florida begins to plan for sea level rise
Nov 23, 2017
A small Florida city founded by rocket scientists eye building codes and zoning as a way to plan for future vulnerability.
Agricultural workers in Sicily say the job is strenuous, the days are long and the wages are declining
Nov 23, 2017
Italy made $44 billion off of agricultural exports in 2016. Yet academics studying labor exploitation said worker wages are decreasing.