U.S. Census

Why Are Big Companies Calling Their Remote Workers Back to the Office?

With companies such as Yahoo, Bank of America, Aetna — and, most recently, IBM — reducing or completely eliminating their telecommuting programs, what's behind the removal of a perk that many managers admit enables workers to increase their productivity?<p>New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics …

The Workplace

California Is Poorer Than You Think

Measured by gross domestic product, California has the sixth largest economy in the world. And, with continued growth, it could overtake the …

Los Angeles

Japan Is Hiking Tariffs on Frozen Beef Imports from the U.S. and Elsewhere

Japan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Friday the country will raise tariffs on frozen beef imports from the United States and other countries …

Economy

Second Quarter GDP Could Surprise to the Upside Friday

Economists were quick to revise up their estimates for second quarter <b>Gross Domestic Product</b> (GDP), due out Friday morning, after a stronger than …

Economy

FACT CHECK: Are There '250 to Several Thousand' Transgender People Currently Serving in the Military?

CLAIM<p>Between 250 and "several thousand" transgender people are serving in the military.<p>RATING<p>UNPROVEN<p>ORIGIN<p>On 26 July 2017, President Trump announced …

LGBTQ

7 facts about Americans with disabilities

A Metro bus driver fastens a strap to secure a passenger’s wheelchair in Portland, Oregon. (Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)<p>There …

Disability

Los Angeles-Orange County homeownership rate 2nd lowest in U.S.

Just 48.3 percent of households in Los Angeles and Orange counties lived in a home they own in the second quarter, the second lowest homeownership …

Real Estate

Trump's approval is underwater in 11 states he won in November

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> More Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's job performance than approve of it across 31 states nationwide -- including 11 states that voted for him in November.<p>The list of states that went Trump's way but where his approval is now underwater includes some battlegrounds …

Politics

Where the housing shortage is getting worse

When job growth outpaces new construction, renters pay for the mismatch<p>Construction of new houses and apartments hasn’t kept pace with job growth in major cities, according to a new Apartment List report, which compared employment stats and housing permits to find which cities are falling behind …

Housing

The 2 Charts That Dictate The Future Of The Economy

<i>If you study these charts closely, you can only conclude that the US economy is doomed to secular stagnation and never-ending recession.</i><p><b>The stock</b> …

Social Justice

7 Common Expenses Growing Much Faster Than Inflation -- The Motley Fool

The prices of different products and services can grow at very different rates -- and these ones are getting pricey fast.<p><i>"I continue to believe that</i> …

Retirement Planning

Boston Has More Rat Sightings Than New York

Cong<i>rats</i>.<p>July 27, 2017, 2:50 p.m.<p>photo via istock.com/FalconScallagrim<p>Way to go, rodents of Boston. Thanks to the number of the pesky little …

Boston

New-Homes Prices Are Down: Get One Before They Sell Out

Buyers frustrated by the soaring price tags attached to new homes finally got a bit of a break. <i>Finally.</i><p>The median price of a newly built home fell …

Business

What's 'wealthy' in South Florida? Schwab survey sheds light | Miami Herald

How much money do you need to be considered “wealthy” in South Florida?<p>Locals say it’s an average of $2.1 million, or more than 25 times the actual …

Charles Schwab

SF added jobs eight times faster than housing since 2010

Meanwhile, rents are up 43 percent in ten years<p>If housing in San Francisco was as plentiful as data about housing in San Francisco, most renters would be on easy street.<p>The rental site ApartmentList crunched some census numbers in over 400 cities going back to 2005 to figure out, which metros kept …

Housing

U.S. New-Home Sales Edged Higher in June

WASHINGTON—U.S. new-home sales rose slightly in June, a signal of gradual recovery in a segment of the market that continues to suffer from severe supply constraints.<p>Purchases of newly built single-family homes—a narrow slice of all U.S. home sales—increased 0.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual …

Business

Boston has second highest rate of mouse and rat sightings in U.S.

Don't let Pizza Rat fool you -- New York City is not the rodent capital of the United States.<p>That honor goes to Philadelphia, with Boston coming in …

Western Massachusetts

Rents Across The US Hit A New All Time High

When Seth Klarmen and his team warns of a potential Crash, you need to listen.<p>Gold- breaking above 6-year falling resistance<p>Jul 27, 2017 3:31 PM<p>After …

Home Ownership

This Is Why Boomer Business Owners Should Stop Whining About Millennial Employees

They want a job that affords them a life after work. How difficult is that to understand?<p>I was at a conference of equipment manufacturers in Texas recently and the talk turned to the millennial generation. The audience was mostly middle-aged men and women. Business owners. It didn't go well.<p>"They …

Millennials

U.S. Census Troubles Threaten Future Real Estate Development

Budget uncertainty has always been a fact of life with the census, but watchdogs believe if additional funding is not allocated, it could have a disastrous impact on the count in three years, which will trickle down to negatively impact a myriad of industries dependent on census data — including …

Real Estate

Senators voting to stop Trumpcare represent 36 million more people than the ones who didn’t

It must be nice to live in a democracy.<p>Tuesday afternoon, senators split 50–50 on a motion to proceed to debate an as-yet-undetermined plan to strip …

Liberal POV

Stranded in our own communities: Transit deserts make it hard for people to find jobs and stay healthy

As any commuter who has experienced unreliable service or lives miles away from a bus stop will tell you, sometimes public transit isn’t really a …

Urban Design

Retail Data: How and Why You Should Use Big Data for Your Store

By now, you’ve likely heard of Big Data and how it’s going to transform the shopping experience. But, you may be wondering: How, exactly, can retail …

eCommerce

Silicon Valley is 3rd most educated region in America, study says

Silicon Valley is the third most educated region in America in 2017, according to a new study from WalletHub.<p>The website looked at the share of …

Silicon Valley

Amazon already has its eye on the car repair market, and auto shops should be worried

Between Amazon's blitz into the grocery market and its fashion aspirations, you might have missed the shopping juggernaut's entry into the auto world.<p>Car retailers certainly haven't. The company has already built a sizable business selling vehicle parts online, and it could have its sights set on …

Amazon

What happened to Trump's war on data?

One major anxiety about the new administration hasn't come to pass—but the White House is learning to use numbers to its advantage.<p>On May 16, three months' worth of data vanished quietly from the website of the U.S. Census Bureau. The figures included age, sex and employment data, crucial for …

Inauguration Day

How Democrats Could Actually Offer ‘A Better Deal’

Democrats are focusing like a laser beam on reversing wage stagnation and encouraging good-paying, full-time jobs.<p>Senate Minority Leader Charles …

Social Justice

Trump's Russian connection discussed in Moscow ... Kansas | Miami Herald

As a crow flies, this southwest Kansas town is about 5,579 miles from Moscow, Russia.<p>Its 310 residents could fill one small apartment building in the …

Russia

Senate spending panel would squeeze science agencies but exceed Trump request

A Senate spending panel voted today to reduce funding in 2018 below current levels for several science agencies under its jurisdiction.<p>Even so, the …

Human Geography

Architect of Indonesia Post-Crisis Economy Urges More Tax Reform

One of the chief architects of Indonesia’s post-crisis economy says local governments must be given more autonomy to help overcome a revenue gap …

Economics