Category Archives: Demographics

Another day another tax

From NJ101.5: WHY FEWER CHEAP FLIGHTS MIGHT BE FOUND AT NEWARK AIRPORT Your chances of finding a cheap flight out of Newark Liberty International Airport could soon go down dramatically. You may want to expand your search to John F. … Continue reading

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Optimistic … but

From NJ101.5: HOW NJ BUSINESSES FEEL ABOUT ECONOMY, MINIMUM WAGE IN 2019 New Jersey businesses don’t really like much about the state in which they operate, but most expect an uptick in sales and profits in 2019, according to a … Continue reading

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What’s more important, whether people have jobs, or what they get paid?

From NJ Patch: Approximately 1,000 NJ Jobs Will Be Gone By The New Year Some of the announcements came before the stock market plummeted on Tuesday, and talk of a possible recession arose. But the sting of about 1,000 layoffs … Continue reading

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Jobs boom over, or room to run?

From Bloomberg: Will the U.S. Jobs Boom Last? The U.S. unemployment rate is at an almost 50-year low. Companies increasingly say that workers are hard to find. So how much longer can hiring keep up the pace of the past … Continue reading

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The king falters

From the WSJ: New York’s Wealthiest Cut Losses as Manhattan Real Estate Falters When actor Brian Kerwin decided to sell his longtime Manhattan home—an 1880s Romanesque townhouse he and his late wife had carefully restored—he was hoping it would go … Continue reading

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Realtors no longer positive on housing?

From Marketwatch: Why 2019 won’t lead to a home buyer’s market As 2018 winds to a close, the housing market has shown signs of a slowdown. Throughout this year, observers have begun to speculate that the country’s housing market may … Continue reading

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The big slow continues

From CNBC: Home price gains shrink to the lowest level since January 2017: September S&P Case-Shiller index Home values are still rising, but the gains have now shrunk to the lowest level since January 2017, as rising mortgage rates cut … Continue reading

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Yes, NJ is a manufacturing powerhouse

From ROINJ: Manufacturing is (hidden) gem of N.J. economy Manufacturing is not dying, it’s evolving. So said John Kennedy, the CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, at a recent Financial Executives International meeting. “Manufacturing in New Jersey is … Continue reading

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Buyers prefer used houses

From the USA Today: Rising mortgage rates, home prices are becoming a toxic cocktail in the housing market Rising mortgage rates and continued home price growth are hurting affordability and fast becoming a toxic cocktail for the nation’s homebuilders. Sentiment … Continue reading

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How can the housing market be slowing?

From the NYT: Why the Housing Market Is Slumping Despite a Booming Economy These should be happy times for the housing sector. The economy is booming, with more people working at higher pay, and with the sizable millennial generation reaching … Continue reading

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Monopoly for Millennials is making them mad

Given the weather and hellacious afternoon commute in store for us, I thought I’d post something entertaining. From Fortune: Millennials Tell Hasbro Just How Insulting ‘Monopoly for Millennials’ Really Is Hasbro has released a new game, “Monopoly for Millennials,” and … Continue reading

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Will NJ hit $15?

From the Star Ledger: Vote on $15 minimum wage for N.J. coming soon, top Democrat says Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said Friday he expects his house will vote in the coming months on a much-anticipated bill raising the minimum wage … Continue reading

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Murphy, you want an innovation economy? Fix these.

From the APP: 3 reasons NJ lost out on Amazon HQ: Bhatti Here are the top three reasons New Jersey lost: 1. Too expensive for Amazon: Seven billion dollars of tax incentives wasn’t enough. New Jersey made national news when … Continue reading

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Glutton for punishment

From the Star Ledger: Election 2018: N.J. voters OK $500 million for school security, water improvements New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a proposal to borrow $500 million to expand vocational schools and bolster security across K-12 school districts, according … Continue reading

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Sorry NJ

From the Star Ledger: Amazon in ‘advanced’ talks with a city for HQ2. It’s not Newark. Newark’s chances at landing Amazon’s second headquarters is looking more like a long shot. Amazon officials are reportedly in “advanced discussions” about establishing its … Continue reading

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