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We’re not Gonna Pay: The Rent Squeeze



In honor of the twentieth anniversary of the 1990s hit musical, Rent, I have decided to talk about housing inflation. It’s actually quite a timely topic. The problem is that, while there is not a lot of inflation out there in the U.S. economy, it’s showing up in rents. Places from Seattle to…

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April Jobs Report – U.S. Job Growth Slows



The April jobs report came out on Friday, May 6, 2016. The report showed that 160,000 jobs were added in April, which was below expectations of around 200,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0%, but the labor force participation rate ticked down to 62.8%. One of the bright spots in…

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