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In The Headlines – November 17, 2017

Will a Surge in Millennial Home Buying Threaten the Rental Housing Market? Rising homeownership is adding to the jitters in the residential rental market, which has slumped recently after a long stretch near the top of the commercial real-estate industry. For most of the current...

In The Headlines – November 8, 2017

The Next U.S. Energy Boom is Underway in Appalachia David Rheinlander used to dream of building a cabin in the woods behind his house in southwestern Pennsylvania. Now when the 57-year-old looks across his backyard, he sees a line of cut trees, piles of dirt, and stacks of steel...

In The Headlines – November 1, 2017

Tipping Point: Online Holiday Sales are Expected to Surpass In-store Sales in 2017 In a year that has already seen its share of firsts, here’s another one—or at least the prediction of another one. Consumers say they plan to spend more money online than in physical stores...

In The Headlines – October 25, 2017

Fast-growing Convoy Takes on Uber in Freight Brokering Trucking startup Convoy has landed a powerful ally in its race against Uber’s freight efforts through a new multi-year partnership with Anheuser-Busch. Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch was already a Convoy customer, but will...

In The Headlines – October 18, 2017

Bank of America Looks to a 1950s Strategy for Growth Shortly after Brian Moynihan took the helm of Bank of America (BofA) at the start of 2010, the giant lender suffered successive waves of huge, potentially fatal losses on its stricken mortgage portfolio. From the start,...

In The Headlines – October 11, 2017

Boeing Bets on the Future of Air Taxis and “Robo-planes” Boeing Co. is buying drone pioneer Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., gaining a portfolio of futuristic technology such as unmanned air taxis that may someday navigate city skies for Uber Technologies Inc. With the acquisition,...

In The Headlines – October 4, 2017

Is the U.S. Housing Market “Unhealthy” Despite Rising Prices? From a broad view, the U.S. housing market looks very healthy. Demand is high, employment and wages are growing, and mortgage rates are low. But the nation’s housing market is assuredly unhealthy according to some...

In The Headlines – September 27, 2017

Federal Reserve Signals Unwinds from Quantitative Easing Federal Reserve officials set an October start for shrinking their $4.5 trillion stockpile of assets, moving to unwind a pillar of their crisis-era support for the economy. They also continued to forecast one more interest...

In The Headlines – July 20, 2017

Shrinking Paychecks for Men: A New Challenge for the Economy American household income is rising, but it may not be time to celebrate just yet—especially if you are a male. Men are not just still earning less than they did before the recession started, but their incomes continue...

In The Headlines – September 13, 2017

Who’s Afraid of Amazon? Everyone. Best Buy and Macy’s are each expanding their same-day delivery service to more markets as they look to keep Amazon.com and other rivals at bay. The two retailers each recently announced the expansion of the number of markets where they are...