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Recent articles by Paul:

Economy added disappointing 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5%

Employers added 145,000 jobs in December. Economists had forecast 160,000. → Read More

Want to be a web developer? Speech pathologist? Glassdoor ranks the 10 best jobs in U.S.

Top 10 jobs in America in 2020 features lots of tech, according to Glassdoor's annual rankings. Front-end engineer replaces data scientist as No. 1. → Read More

Buying a new house may now be easier for millennials as more starter homes get built

More starter homes are getting built, and that means more millennials may now be able to afford a new house after years of struggling. → Read More

'Every little bit helps': Minimum wage to rise in 24 states as a movement toward $15 an hour builds

Twenty-four states and 48 cities and counties will raise their minimum wages in 2020. The movement toward $15 an hour is building. → Read More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes another marijuana joke after stock gets 'so high' at $420

Tesla's Elon Musk made another weed joke as stock topped $420, which is a pot reference. He paid a $20M fine in 2018 for a misleading marijuana gag. → Read More

Stocks shrug off Trump's impeachment, but could this be different from Clinton, Nixon sagas?

Could Trump's impeachment hurt stocks even if he isn't removed from office? A look at the Nixon and Clinton sagas says no but this could be different → Read More

That 2020 recession you kept hearing about? Could we dodge it?

Recession risks have eased but the economy is set to slow further in 2020, many economists say. Yet some expect a pickup while others fear a downturn → Read More

Fed stands pat on rates, signals no cuts, or hikes, in 2020

Fed held key interest rate steady and forecast no cuts or hikes in 2020. That reaffirms it's on hold unless events cause "material" outlook change. → Read More

A booming jobs report isn't an all-clear signal for the economy

The blockbuster November jobs report, eased recession worries and reflects renewed business confidence in recent months. But the economy is slowing. → Read More

Economy added booming 266,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%

Employers added booming 266,000 jobs in November, a total partly inflated by the return of striking GM workers. Economists expected 184,000 gains. → Read More

Has Trump fulfilled his pledge to turbocharge job growth, revive manufacturing? Many say no.

Trump has a mixed record on job creation with tax cuts and new spending adding jobs and trade fights with China forcing layoffs or crimping hiring. → Read More

This challenge could delay your holiday packages

More businesses are adopting creative strategies to find workers in a historically tight labor market. They include sharing workers and hiring early. → Read More

Early warning sign of recession? High-wage workers are spending less

Higher income households are reining in spending, posing risks for the economy. A volatile market, modest wage growth and taxes are among the reasons → Read More

Why aren't wages rising faster even with low unemployment? Trade war, weaker economy are among reasons

Why aren't average wages rising faster in light of low unemployment? → Read More

Powell: U.S. debt is 'on unsustainable path,' crimping ability to respond to recession

Fed chief Powell tells Congress federal debt is on 'unsustainable path,' limiting ability to support economy in a downturn → Read More

Hey millennials, look out below! Gen Zers may already be catching up in the salary race

Gen Zers are closing the pay gap with millennials even though they have far less experience. They're making the most of a tight labor market. → Read More

Millennials, Gen Xers to baby boomers: Can you retire so I can get a job promotion?

Baby boomers are putting off retirement and that may be making it harder for millennials and Gen Xers to get promoted: USA TODAY/LinkedIn survey. → Read More

Economy added solid 128,000 jobs in October despite GM strike and loss of census workers

Employers added jobs in October. Economists expected 85,000. → Read More

Fed lowers rates again but hints it may be done cutting in the near-term

Federal Reserve lowered its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point for third time this year. → Read More

Economy grew 1.9% in third quarter as recession fears ease but still hover

The U.S. economy grew 1.9% in the third quarter as weak business investment persisted while consumer spending pulled back → Read More