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The 9 Best Ways to Optimize Small Lots
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The 9 Best Ways to Optimize Small Lots

These small-lot and urban infill developments and floor plans showcase the best... Read more

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Workers' Outlook on Retirement BrightensWorkers' Outlook on Retirement Brightens

New Strategist Press editorial director Cheryl Russell looks at a post-recession shift in retirement confidence, the Employee Benefit Research Institute's increasingly important gauge of consumer sentiment. Read more

The College Try: Payscale Ranks Best Jobs for Undergrads
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The College Try: Payscale Ranks Best Jobs for Undergrads

Forbes staffer Susan Adams spotlights a Payscale data delight: it plumbed its... Read more

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The Wage Trap: Low Educational Attainment Weighs on EarningsThe Wage Trap: Low Educational Attainment Weighs on Earnings

Quartz staffer Max Nisen taps into a sobering analysis from the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, focusing on a structural economic albatross, wages of men with low educational attainment. Read more

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New Home Sales: Not Worry Time, YetNew Home Sales: Not Worry Time, Yet

National Association of Home Builders chief economist David Crowe offers calming perspective on new home sales for March, reported by the Census Bureau. The headline number reflects an 11.4% month on month drop, and a 19.4% year on year increase. So, don't worry. Read more

Arcane Skillsets are Disappearing: More Americans Forget How to Write a Check
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Arcane Skillsets are Disappearing: More Americans Forget How...

Washington Post staffer Christopher Ingraham looks at dismaying Google data that... Read more

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Home Prices and Rents Play the Tortoise and the HareHome Prices and Rents Play the Tortoise and the Hare

Zillow Real Estate Research senior director of economic research Svenja Gudell powers through the tome of data that rolls up into the digital real estate company's Q1 Market Report, with a top line insight the rents are sprinting as home prices go slower and steadier in an upward arc. Read more

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Is the Multifamily Pipeline Slowing? Another Leading Indicator Says YesIs the Multifamily Pipeline Slowing? Another Leading Indicator Says Yes

Calculated Risk's Bill McBride posts on the latest Architectural Billings Index from the AIA with this suggestive top-line: Multifamily billings were negative for the second consecutive month, something not seen since 2011. Read more

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Auto Focus: Driver Demographics for Those Who Need to KnowAuto Focus: Driver Demographics for Those Who Need to Know

New Strategist Press editorial director Cheryl Russell picks up on the American Driving Survey, sponsored by AAA and developed in partnership with the Urban Institute, on the demographics of driving. Read more

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