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This is America’s hottest job

May 19th, 2018 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Uber, Airbnb managers say ‘I’m hiring’ on LinkedIn profiles. Job postings up 75 percent in past three years on Indeed.com. Murray Webb had been a lackluster student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in […]



The rise of the rural creative class

May 15th, 2018 at 7:06 am » Comments Off

Richard Florida:  One of the most persistent myths in America today is that urban areas are innovative and rural areas are not. While it is overwhelmingly clear that innovation and creativity tend to cluster in a small number of cities and metropolitan areas, it’s a big mistake to think that they somehow skip over rural […]



Bitcoin sees Wall Street warm to trading virtual currency

May 13th, 2018 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are warming up to Bitcoin, a virtual currency that for nearly a decade has been consigned to the unregulated fringes of the financial world. The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange has been working on an online trading platform that would allow […]



America’s disappearing IPOs

May 9th, 2018 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

What happened to all the IPOs? It wasn’t so long ago that the market for initial public offerings — in which a promising and often young private company first allows public investors to buy its stock, often as a way to raise money and invest in the future — was booming. In the two decades […]



The economics of artificial intelligence

May 6th, 2018 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal explains how AI changes the cost of prediction and what this means for business. With so many perspectives on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) flooding the business press, it’s becoming increasingly rare to find one that’s truly original. So when strategy professor Ajay Agrawal shared his brilliantly […]



The most inclusive U.S. cities, mapped

May 6th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion. That’s the finding of a new, in-depth analysis by the Urban Institute (UI) of the 274 largest cities in America. The report and accompanying data tool show how economic shifts in these cities since the 1980s have corresponded with “inclusion”—the […]



This generation has a huge and growing student debt burden. It’s not who you think

May 5th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

A recent analysis of American debt revealed a startling shift: Borrowers between the ages of 45 and 74 now owe more money in education-related debt, on average, than do younger college graduates. People under age 35 with student debt owe $32,900 on average, according to data from the Fed’s 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances. That […]



Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

April 19th, 2018 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Basic income will be widespread by the 2030s, according to Google futurist and director of engineering Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil is known for making seemingly wild predictions. In 2016, he predicted that by 2029, medical technology will add an extra year to human life expectancies on an annual basis.



Retail bankruptcies just hit an all-time high — and these 18 companies could be the next to default

April 16th, 2018 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Retail bankruptcies hit an all-time high in the first quarter of the year, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Sears, J.Crew, and Neiman Marcus are among the companies that could be next to default, according to S&P Global Ratings. The fallout is far from over, however, with many more defaults expected for the remainder of 2018.



Seeking a roadmap for the new American Middle Class

March 29th, 2018 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

Over the past few months, Starbucks, CVS, and Walmart announced higher wages and a range of other benefits like paid parental leave and stock options. Despite what the brands say in their press releases, the changes probably had little to do with the Republican corporate tax cuts, but they do reflect a broader economic prosperity, […]



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