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Harlan Green is editor/publisher of PopularEconomics.com, and content provider of 3 weekly columns to various blogs--Popular Economics Weekly and The Huffington Post

How Strong is This Year’s Housing Market?

The Mortgage Corner Econoday.com The NAR reported that Existing-home sales saw a minor decline in April, continuing March’s drop in sales, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Two of the four major U.S. regions saw a slight dip in … Continue reading

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Oh, Oh, Retail Sales Also in Decline?

Popular Economics Weekly The effects of the Trump administration’s trade wars are already slowing down consumer spending, not a good sign if Trump maintains tariffs for a longer period, as promised. Econoday.com The US Census Bureau is now reporting a … Continue reading

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Do Trump Trade Wars = Recession?

The Mortgage Corner There are already signs President Trump’s trade wars are hurting. Right now, it’s mainly his Midwestern farm constituents that have seen their agricultural exports plummet. But what happens when rising prices from the tariffs are passed on … Continue reading

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What is the Bully Mentality?

The Mortgage Corner Olweus Bullying Prevention Program The Trump administration and congressional Republicans’ “stonewalling” efforts, as House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi has put it, are the latest example of the bully mentality, but few pundits or even Democrats seem to … Continue reading

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The Art of Negotiation

Financial FAQs This column comes from a chapter in my forthcoming book, Answering the Kennedys Call to Promote World Peace and Freedom, a history of public service and community building by my own and more recent generations. This chapter documents … Continue reading

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Where are the Workers?

Popular Economics Weekly The number of job openings rose to 7.5 million on the last business day of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.7 million and … Continue reading

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Our Student Debt Problem

Financial FAQs College students and former students have amassed some $1.5 trillion in student debts, most of it (90 percent) held by the federal government or guaranteed by same. And this is holding back a whole generation of young adults … Continue reading

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