Affordable vs. attainable
New Geography contributor Rich Murdocco takes on the questions of how to make housing affordable enough to offset local brain drain.
Gray hair and pink slips
Age discrimination claims are on the rise as members of the post-World War II baby boom enter their 60s. New York Times staffer Michael Winerip reports.
Headcounts up; payrolls, not so much
Fortune''s Nin-Hai Tseng notes that November''s jobs report shows slightly more middle-wage jobs and a bit fewer lower-wage gigs. But, Tseng reports, progress is painfully slow.
Six college degrees of minimum wage
College degree no guarantee of a high-income job. U.S. News & World Report''s Danielle Kurtzleben reports.
8 home-of-the-future trends ... and, the future is now
Innovation is transforming low-tech products like toilets and heralding new ones such as solar canopies and windows that can be tuned like engines. Here are eight trends for the home of the future. USA Today''s Wendy Koch reports.
Boomers, time to get in touch with your inner Motown
Detroit''s pension woes highlight a bigger challenge: the U.S. hasn''t saved enough to support the coming retirement of millions of baby boomers. In a sense, we are all Detroiters. Wall Street Journal staffer Kathleen Madigan reports (paywall).
Still, what''s wrong with pinky purple?
Move over, emerald. The color watchers at Pantone say the "It" color of 2014 is a pinky purple known as "radiant orchid." Wall Street Journal staffer Christina Binkley reports (paywall).
Another brick in the wall
Education leaders say American teenagers'' results on the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment are disappointing and ''lackluster.'' US News & World Report''s Allie Bidwell reports.
After the circus
Gallup''s Economic Confidence Index averaged -25 in November, up from -35 in October, reflecting only a partial recovery from the index''s level during the federal shutdown. Economic confidence increased last month across key subgroups.