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Americans losing faith in college degrees, poll finds

Posted by   /  September 7, 2017  /  Education  /  1 Comment

Men, young adults and rural residents increasingly say college isn’t worth the cost By Josh Mitchell and Douglas Belkin | The Wall Street Journal Americans are losing faith in the value of a college degree, with majorities of young adults, men and rural residents saying college isn’t worth the cost, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC […]

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How America turned this Arizona border town into a police state

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Shikha Dalmia | The Week In the federal government’s rush to protect America’s border, it is ruining the lives of many Americans who call the border home. A few weeks ago, I visited Arivaca, Arizona, a breathtakingly beautiful unincorporated hamlet of 700 people about 11 miles from the Mexican border. No one I spoke […]

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A mismatch of home buyers and sellers points to pain this year

Posted by   /  February 8, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Data suggests there is a significant and growing shortage of lower-priced homes and a glut of high-end ones By Laura Kusisto | The Wall Street Journal The divide between the prices of homes Americans want to buy and the inventory of such homes is growing, suggesting first-time home buyers and high-end sellers might have a […]

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Where Americans are moving; See where Arizona ranks

Posted by   /  December 22, 2016  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

A group of states experienced strong gains, while much of the Midwest and Northeast lost residents via migration. By Mike Maciag | Governing Census population estimates released Tuesday show where Americans are moving, with several new states emerging as top destinations. Most notably, a group of Western states that includes Nevada, Oregon and Washington continue […]

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Here is how the presidential race would end, if the election were held literally right this minute

Posted by   /  October 5, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Philip Bump | The Washington Post Literally everyone needs to calm down about this election. Few people need to calm down more immediately and more substantially than me, so I acknowledge the irony of my calling you out for the same thing. But we’ve entered that phase of the presidential contest in this social-media-powered […]

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Lunch is too expensive

Posted by   /  September 21, 2016  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Abha Bhattarai | The Washington Post What’s for lunch? If it’s a homemade sandwich or last night’s leftovers, you may be in good company. An increasing number of Americans are ditching $10 sandwiches and $12 salads in favor of food from home, according to new data from the research firm NPD Group. Lunch traffic […]

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Fewer Americans choose to move to new pastures

Posted by   /  May 25, 2016  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Patricia Cohen | The New York Times By covered wagon and jetliner, from East Coast to West, Rust Belt to Sun Belt, Americans’ propensity to be on the move – to new jobs and new places – has historically provided the economy with a critical dose of oomph. But as fewer and fewer Americans […]

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Renters worry more than homeowners about costs

Posted by   /  April 28, 2016  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jeffrey M. Jones | Gallup Americans who rent their home are nearly twice as likely as those who own their home to say they worry about not being able to pay their housing costs. While upper-income Americans are more likely to own and lower-income Americans are more likely to rent, renters worry more than […]

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