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Gone Country. Remote Workers May Open Opportunities for Rural America

Todd Henrikson did not plan to return to Emporia, Kansas, after more than 20 years away, but some surprising news he and his wife received caused them to reconsider – twins. “We really were kind of intimidated about having twins,” Henrikson said. “And because our families were both interested with our […]

A Boost in U.S. Jobs Numbers Fuels Cautious Economic Optimism

The April jobs report shows that the economic recovery from the recession still has wings and has put a kibosh on worries of a coming recession. Data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released on Friday indicated that 263,000 jobs were added to nonfarm U.S. payrolls in April. The […]

U.S. Job Gains Show Employers Are Optimistic About the Economy

Hiring took a giant leap forward in April, suggesting that employers have put aside fears of a looming recession. Employers added 263,000 jobs to the economy in April, the Labor Department said Friday –  considerably more than consensus forecasts of around 190,000. The unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent, a […]

Labor market adds 263,000 jobs in April

The American labor force expanded substantially in April, delivering a win for President Donald Trump who’s betting on the strength of the U.S. economy to get reelected in 2020.          The economy added 263,000 jobs in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%, […]

Five things to watch for in Tuesday’s Case-Shiller Housing Report

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices are the leading measures of U.S. home prices. Here are five things to watch for in this month’s report which will reflect February’s housing market. FRED’s S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City-Composite Home Price Index. 1. Slower appreciation. The prevailing trend has been slower growth every month. In December […]