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Multigenerational households make good economic sense

The most recent numbers we have show 20% of the American population is living in multigenerational households.
"The multigenerational home is a safety net, yes. But the bigger story is the compelling economics of multiple generations living under one roof," says Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell.
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Biden faces economic obstacles beyond the pandemic's burdens

The list includes dwindling trust funds for Social Security and Medicare and potential bubbles in the housing and stock markets.
Biden will confront "headwinds unlike those that have ever been faced by any modern president," says Eugene Steuerle of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.
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Young people see transformational change as the best way forward

Majorities of young people, independent of race, perceive problems with systemic racism and systemic discrimination, according to the GenForward survey.
"We have an understanding of systemic racism and policing, political alienation and economic precarity that exists among millennials and Gen-Zers," Cathy Cohen said.
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Americans won't be racing out to spend money as lockdown restrictions ease, early indicators suggest.
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Millennials like greeting cards. But Hallmark? Not so much.

Feb 14, 2020
The paper greeting card giant is facing stiff competition from new entrants that cater to millennials.
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Gen Z turns to resale to offload unwanted gifts

Dec 31, 2019
Second-hand marketplaces like Depop, Mercari and Poshmark have gained popularity with young consumers.
Selling unwanted gifts is a popular move for Gen Z.
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Ellipses and emoji: How age affects communication at work

Oct 21, 2019
Do you know what signal your punctuation and shorthand are sending colleagues?
Using emoji at work can create miscommunication between generations.
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Housing costs force young Californians to live with their parents

Oct 11, 2019
Adults still live with their parents a decade after the Great Recession.
In California, some 37% of adults age 18 to 34 are living with at least one parent. Above, a suburban neighborhood in Highland, California.
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Burnt out millennials turn to binge-streaming TV

Jul 23, 2019
In order to relieve stress, young people turn to streaming media more than exercise, sleep, drinking or drugs.
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