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Every Day is a Bad Day, Say a Rising Share of Americans

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a standardized phone survey about health-related behaviors, carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Why Foreign Direct Investment Was Already Sagging

Foreign direct investment (FDI) involves a management component.

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CEO/Worker Pay Ratios: Some Snapshots

Each year, US corporations are required to report the pay for their chief executive officers, and also to report the ratio of CEO pay to the pay of the median worker at the company. 

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100 Million Traffic Stops: Evidence on Racial Discrimination

 A primary challenge in doing research on racial discrimination is that you need to answer the "what if" questions.

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Shifts in How the Fed Perceives the US Economy

For the first time since 2012, the Federal Reserve has updated its "Statement on Longer-Run Goals and Monetary Policy Strategy," and has produced a useful "Track Changes" version of the alterations.

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What is a Good Job in 2020? Here's What the Evidence Says

On the surface, it's easy to sketch what a "good job" means: having a job in the first place, along with good pay and access to benefits like health insurance.

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Step-Change at the Fed – Reaching for the Stars

·        The Federal Reserve has changed the emphasis of their dual mandate ·        Inflation targeting will become more flexible in the long-run ·        Full employment has become the Bank’s priority ·        Asset markets will be the immediate beneficiaries