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Wall Street Is Raising More Cash Than Ever for its Rental-Home Gambit :


This year, investors have raised billions of dollars from bond buyers, pension funds and even wealthy Chinese individuals to purchase more homes. Investors wager that high prices, higher mortgage ...


Photo of the Week: Taking to the Sky to End Open-Water Salmon Farms:


When Nicklen saw the farmed salmon covered in diseases and deformations--and learned that those afflictions are depleting the wild salmon ecosystems--what began as an assignment showing the benefits of ...


Why Atul Gawande Will Soon Be The Most Feared CEO In Healthcare:


Asking how Dr. Gawande will function within the current healthcare system assumes that Dr. Gawande wishes to maintain the current system. He does not. And neither do his new bosses. Robert Pearl, ...


This Scrappy Startup Wants To Save Family Farms. But Big Ag Is Fighting Back:


When Gath's sons told him two years ago that for a nominal fee he could get information on corn and soy seed prices from a startup called Farmers Business Network, he signed up. Seed prices are surprisingly ...


Economic Impact of National Parks:




The Technology That Just Might Save Brick-and-Mortar Retail:




Google launching powerful shopping tool to compete with Amazon:




Why Retaining Older Women in the Workforce Will Help the U.S. Economy:


In this opinion piece, researchers Amy Lui Abel and Diane Lim of The Conference Board explain why demographic and economic trends provide an opportunity for older women to expand their role in the labor ...


Oregon to lead national suit against CenturyLink:


Oregon will lead a national class-action lawsuit against internet and TV provider CenturyLink https://www.centurylink.com/ , over allegations including fraudulent accounts and billing. The designation ...


How This Vegetable-Growing Startup Became 400 Times More Productive Than Traditional Farms:


Vertical farming startup AeroFarms grows crops indoors, where it can control light, temperature, and humidity. It doesn't use soil or 95 percent of the water usually required to produce greens; instead, ...


Internet usage may be nearing peak, says Mary Meeker in annual tech forecast:


Internet usage worldwide is slowing while smartphone sales have hit a wall. But people are spending more online, talking to smart speakers more, and shelling out more for subscriptions. Jefferson ...


Madrona Venture raises another $300 million fund to invest in Northwest startups :


Madrona Venture Group http://www.madrona.com/ , a longtime venture investing firm in Seattle, has raised $300 million for its next pool of funds to pour into startups, the firm announced Tuesday. The ...


Shared Housing Startups Are Taking Off :


A Crunchbase News analysis of residential-focused real estate startups uncovered a raft of companies with a shared and temporary housing focus that have raised funding in the past year or so. Joanna ...


Helping U.S. manufacturers: What works?:


One of the chasms in today's political economy relates to manufacturing. Broadly speaking, many elites believe that the one-two punch of globalization (trade) and technology (robotics) has effectively ...


Balancing recreation and the needs of wildlife in the Yellowstone region is a tough task:


Wolverines and bighorn sheep have given humans an insight into winter backcountry use in the Teton Mountains -- namely that the prime powder stashes that backcountry skiers and snowboarders like to poach ...


As millions of tourists flood the region, is Yellowstone being loved to death?:


On a summer's day, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a busy place. The Hyalite Peak trail south of Bozeman features a steady stream of foot traffic, one of the most popular forest recreation destinations ...


Recreation Is Bigger Share of U.S. Economy than Ag or Mining, Report Says:




Patagonia v. Trump:




Why Towns Across America Struggle to Fill Jobs:


It is the day-to-day reality, and it's about to get worse. When both unemployment and wages are low, employers will struggle to fill the jobs they bring to a community. They need to understand ...


The pre-fab skyscraper? Bay Area housing crisis brings new era for modular homes:


Inside a nondescript warehouse in a nondescript industrial park, workers for RAD Urban are assembling the building blocks of a modern apartment building. Piece by piece, along a factory line, workers ...


Visitors spent $499M in communities near Yellowstone National Park in 2017, report says :


A new National Park Service report shows the 4.1 million people who visited Yellowstone in 2017 spent $498.8 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 7,354 jobs in the local area ...


Reporters Worry Award Ceremony For Rep. Gianforte Could Taint Paper's Credibility:


Thursday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte one of its Spirit of Enterprise Awards. About 40 local chamber members attended an award ceremony amidst giant rolls of ...


The New Retirement: Near the Kids:


Investment in senior living is seen as a "portfolio diversifier," Ms. Mace said. "It doesn't necessarily respond to the same business cycles as other types of real estate. It tends to be more of a need-based ...


New Hiring Policy Threatens Seasonal Employees at National Parks:




State of the App Economy Report Highlights American Leadership in the $950 Billion App Economy:


American businesses are driving the $950 billion app economy, according to a new report by ACT | The App Association. The 2018 State of the App Economy report explores the all-encompassing app ecosystem ...


Hulu Live TV Lineup Now Includes Nearly 600 Local Stations Across the U.S.:


A year after Hulu launched its live-streaming pay-TV service, the biggest changes to the programming lineup have been on the local front. Hulu with Live TV now provides 51 national cable channels and ...


The single-family house: An American icon faces an uncertain future:


Demographic, political and meteorological changes are calling the future of the single-family house into question. Its critics say that the house is too sprawling in a time of climate change, too expensive ...


How Big Is the Minimum-Wage Workforce in Your State?:




Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine:


Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion fine on Wells Fargo for years of selling unnecessary products to customers, the toughest action by the Trump administration against a major bank. The ...


A personal message from Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher - Senators demand investigation:


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