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High housing prices leave more would-be buyers renting

Dec 31, 2021
The share of rental applications from young people with above-average incomes spiked 20% in 2021. The shift is rippling through the market.
As younger, higher earners stay in the rental market longer, it can limit their chances to build wealth and price out lower-income people.
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Share of young adults living with parents below 50% again, but still elevated

Oct 8, 2021
The rate has been rising steadily since the 1960s.
More young adults are living at home.
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On the intersection of shipping containers, food halls and economic development

Jul 14, 2021
Barney Santos, founder of BLVD MRKT in Montebello, California, hopes to help revitalize the local economy with a food hall made out of repurposed shipping containers.
Barney Santos, founder of BVLD MRKT food hall in Montebello, California, wants to help revitalize the local economy.
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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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