The pandemic is affecting why and where we move

Oct 16, 2020
A new Marketplace-Edison Research Poll found the flexibility to work anywhere as a factor.
"Fourteen percent of those that move with us are saying one of the primary reasons was due to COVID,” said Tricia Schuler, marketing director for United Van Lines' parent company UniGroup. Above, a moving crew loads a truck in Manhattan in March.
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Lime is the latest e-scooter operator to downsize

Jan 10, 2020
The company is pulling out of 12 markets and laying off 14% of its workforce.
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Why are Americans moving less and less?

Nov 22, 2019
Census numbers show lowest the mobility rate on record.
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Ford layoffs necessary to fund bets on its future

May 21, 2019
The future of the auto industry is uncertain as ride-sharing, self-driving vehicles and other technologies evolve.
Cars are reflected in the grill of a new Ford truck in Richmond, California.
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Why is the Motor City encouraging e-scooters?

Dec 28, 2018
For a city that built its name on car production, it might seem a little counterintuitive that Detroit would take such a liking to electric scooters. But Ford Motor Co. is getting into the game with its recent acquisition of e-scooter startup Spin. Detroit has other e-scooter companies in the area as well.  The city is […]
A user rides a Spin scooter in San Francisco.
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The most dangerous stage in self-driving innovation

May 2, 2018
Self-driving cars are on the road now, but they need human supervision. Is that safe?
A driver presents a Cruising Chauffeur, a hands free self-driving system designed for motorways during a media event by Continental to showcase new automotive technologies on June 20, 2017 in Hannover, Germany. 
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Americans are worrying about financial security even when they have jobs

May 17, 2017
Individuals are bearing the risk of the economy, 'Financial Diaries' authors say.
Steady clerical and administrative jobs that employed lots of people have disappeared, Jonathan Morduch says.
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Why aren't we moving as much for work?

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Apr 14, 2017
Economists are puzzled by a drop in mobility in the labor market.
High rents aren’t big enough to explain why Americans are much less mobile geographically than they were in the past, said Abigail Wozniak, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame.
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Opening economic doors with early childhood education

Feb 13, 2015
Can a good preschool education lead to higher wages?

My Money Story: The economics of life in a wheelchair

Feb 13, 2015
An accident that changed Jay Cramer's mobility also changed his finances.