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  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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  • WWL-TV
  • North Jersey News
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  • The Des Moines Register
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • Naples Daily News
  • Fond du Lac Reporter
  • ABC10
  • The Courier-Journal
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
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Recent articles by Paul:

More older Millennials are living with relatives, a legacy of 2007-09 recession

The trend is a sign of the recession's lingering scars on the age groupl → Read More

Fed meeting minutes could cement December hike

Economic news this week spotlights reports on existing home sales and business investment, as well as Federal Reserve meeting minutes. → Read More

Kroger, Entergy, Life is Good, Chick-fil-A among companies mixing profit and citizenship

Corporate America is stepping up its citizenship programs even as the federal government retreats. Leaders gathered at a Chamber of Commerce event. → Read More

Pay raises: Survey indicates 52% of workers didn't get one in the past year

Despite a tight labor market, more than half of workers got no raise the past year, a new survey finds → Read More

Hurricane Harvey: Worker shortage slows rebuilding after storms

Builders and their trade groups say it likely will be several years before all the repairs are done. → Read More

Housing starts likely rose in October as hurricane effects reverse

Retail sales, inflation and housing starts highlight the week's economic news. → Read More

Take this, Miami: Pittsburgh is top retirement spot

Pittsburgh, Boston and Los Angeles come out on top in a counterintuitive ranking of the best retirement havens among the largest metro areas → Read More

New York Fed boss Bill Dudley to retire before term expires

William Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, is set to retire six months before his term expires, providing President Trump an opportunity to further reshape the Fed's interest rate-setting committee. Dudley, 64, will exit in mid-2018 instead of serving out a term that would have lasted until January 2019. Dudley served as vice chairman of the crucial Fed committee that… → Read More

5 reasons job market is stronger than you think

The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may be clouding what's really gong on with hiring. → Read More

261K jobs added in Oct. on rebound in hurricane zones

The government was expected to report 312,000 job gains in October, reversing the prior month's hurricane -related losses. → Read More

How the GOP tax plan would affect the economy

Here's how the GOP tax plan will impact the economy → Read More

Trump nominates Jerome Powell as next Federal Reserve chairman

Pres. Trump nominated Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell as the next Fed chairman, continuing current Fed policy the only gradual rate hikes.c → Read More

Fed holds interest rates steady, leaves path clear for Dec. hike

The Fed left its key interest rate unchanged but gave an upbeat appraisal of the economy that leaves the door open to a December hike. → Read More

ADP: Businesses added 235,000 jobs in Oct.

Economists expect ADP to report 196,000 job gains for October, reflecting some reversal from the negative effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. → Read More

Are you middle class enough to get a tax cut from President Trump's plan?

Trump says cuts will be aimed at the middle class, but how that group is defined will determine who wins and loses in his plan. → Read More

Jobs report likely to show rebound from hurricane losses

The October jobs report is likely to show a healthy rebound after hurricane -related losses the prior month. → Read More

Economy grew brisk 3% in Q3 despite hurricanes

Economists expect the government on Friday to report solid 2.6% growth in the third quarter despite Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. → Read More

Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Why Trump's pick for Fed chair matters

President Trump is expected to choose as early as this week among five candidates for Fed chief. → Read More

Supply and demand: Here's why house hunting is so frustrating right now

Housing supplies have been low and aren't like to increased significantly anytime soon, experts say. → Read More

How hard did hurricanes hit economy?

The hurricanes hurtthe US economy but solid third-quarter growth is still expected → Read More