Tag Archives: household incomes

Housing Recovery Still Uneven

Financial FAQs Fresh data from real-estate website Trulia show that just 34.2 percent of homes have returned to the peak levels registered before the onset of the recession in 2008, reports Marketwatch’s Andrea Requier. What’s more, Trulia estimates it could … Continue reading

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Poverty Level Down, As Household Incomes Surge

Popular Economics Weekly Fewer Americans lived in poverty in 2015 and median incomes charted their first increase since the Great Recession, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Department. The official poverty rate fell 1.2 percentage points between 2014 … Continue reading

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Who Are the Homeowners?

The Mortgage Corner The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank just published a housing study entitled, “It’s Not Just Millennials Who Aren’t Buying Homes,” that breaks down homeownership by age and household status. And the results show that age and whether one … Continue reading

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Middle Class Finally Gets A Raise

Popular Economics Weekly A new rule announced by the Obama administration will, effective December 1, double the overtime-pay salary threshold and set it to automatically increase every three years. It’s about time. The salary of employees has been diminishing since … Continue reading

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Higher GDP, Consumer Spending Will Boost 2016 Growth

Financial FAQs Q4 GDP growth was just revised upward to 1.0 percent, from the 0.7 percent first estimate.  This, January’s personal income figures and durable goods orders show consumers and even parts of the manufacturing sector are still expanding, which … Continue reading

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How Extreme is Bernie’s Economic Vision?

Popular Economics Weekly Major progressive economists are protesting Bernie Sanders predictions of robust economic growth and jobs if his policies are enacted. What are his policies? Policies he claims will give Americans what the other developed countries already offer to … Continue reading

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Higher Minimum Wage Strengthens Labor Unions

Popular Economics Weekly Unions may have been weakened by Republican efforts to abolish labor’s collective bargaining power, (in order to weaken their support of Democratic Party policies), but that may be changing as unions have found a new cause—working to … Continue reading

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