increase in skilled trade program enrollment

Degrees of separation: As college enrollment drops, trade school sign-ups rise

Six figures of debt and no job? Minimal debt and a job with an above-median salary? The latter’s appeal is growing.

Ben Berkley • April 23, 2023
Average US work hours

Working hardly or hardly working? Americans’ on-the-job hours are dropping

US employees have shaved 30 minutes off their average workweeks since 2019.

Jacob Cohen • April 9, 2023

What is supercore inflation?

“Supercore inflation” is a term used to describe the rising cost of goods and services, minus food, energy, and housing.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 13, 2023
how MBAs stack up against inflation

The MBA vs inflation

Tech layoffs could mean more potential applicants.

Jacob Cohen • March 13, 2023

Americans want revenge on companies for bad service

Nearly 75% of Americans had a problem with a company in the last year.

Mark Dent • March 8, 2023

Will ‘premiumization’ disrupt the economy?

Companies want to sell higher-priced goods to fewer customers.

Mark Dent • March 7, 2023
value of US real estate

The housing market posted its biggest drop since 2008, but it’s still up

Despite a $2.3T dip, the housing market has netted significant growth in recent years.

Jacob Cohen • February 24, 2023

What cardboard can tell us about the economy

We can learn more from boxes than you might expect.

Jacob Cohen • February 3, 2023

Why are there so many tech layoffs?

Cheap money is out, and companies hired lots of people during the pandemic.

Mark Dent • January 24, 2023

What’s happening with wage growth?

Hourly wages are growing fast as ever. That could spell higher costs.

Jacob Cohen • January 3, 2023

What are bonuses looking like this holiday season?

Across industries, bonuses are looking less likely.

Jacob Cohen • December 12, 2022

TSMC ups its Arizona chip investment to $40B

A major update on the Taiwan chip problem.

Jacob Cohen • December 7, 2022

We narrowly avoided a rail strike. Now what?

The economy was spared — but what about the rail workers?

Jacob Cohen • December 6, 2022

Where are the rest of the gifts?

There may be a little extra room under the tree this year.

Rob Litterst • October 28, 2022

What to know about the Taiwan chip situation

The world put all its chips in one basket — now it’s trying to decentralize.

Jacob Cohen • October 25, 2022

Truss’ resignation is all about the economy

And lettuce, apparently.

Jacob Cohen • October 21, 2022

The economic indicator that uses egg-and-cheese sandwiches

Beyond sandwiches and soup, Pret A Manger offers insight to the global economy.

Rob Litterst • August 23, 2022

The ever-reliable $1.50 Costco hot dog combo

Costco has never — and likely will never — raise the price of its $1.50 hot dog combo.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 15, 2022

Inflation is coming for your cookout

The cost of a Fourth of July cookout is up 17% YoY.

Rob Litterst • July 1, 2022

Will a recession get people back in the office?

Will a recession lead to a return to the office? Or will WFH reign supreme?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 24, 2022

The ‘misery index’ is rising

Whether we enter a recession, people are miserable.

Jacob Cohen • June 17, 2022

Why recessions are inevitable

Recessions are inevitable, but how you respond is up to you.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • June 16, 2022

Bear and bull markets, explained

Bulls are good, bears are bad — but why do we use those animals to refer to markets?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 15, 2022

US household wealth hits a snag

The US household net worth dropped for the first time in two years.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 13, 2022

Where are all the pizza delivery drivers?

A delivery driver shortage is forcing pizza chains to make some big changes.

Rob Litterst • June 10, 2022

Digits: Harry Styles, Formula 1 inflation, and more

Plus: Ridiculous personal finances, and the queen’s 70th anniversary.

Jacob Cohen • June 6, 2022

Have we reached peak tipping?

Tipping has risen over the past two years, but recent data suggests it’s falling back to pre-pandemic levels.

Mia Sullivan • May 31, 2022

Do startup layoffs mean a recession is coming?

Codie Sanchez shares advice on how to prepare for a recession.

Codie Sanchez • May 27, 2022

Wedding party economics are getting out of hand

Macroeconomic factors have turned being a bridesmaid or groomsman into a costly affair.

Rob Litterst • May 26, 2022

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