Is the Economy Overdue for a Recession?

From The Atlantic: Expansions don’t die of old age, economists say. But President Trump still seems likely to face a contraction. The unemployment rate at 4.7 percent. Employers adding 235,000 workers a month. Consumer confidence at its highest level since 2001. The stock market rallying to new territory. Jobless claims flirting with a 44-year low.

As D.C. braces for federal drawdown, region gets more disappointing news on jobs

From The Washington Post: The Washington area experienced far less job growth last year than previously reported, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday, raising new concerns about the health of the local economy as the region awaits President Trump’s proposal to rein in the size of the federal workforce. The metropolitan area added just

Drain the swamp? No, let’s just move it, Rep. Chaffetz suggests.

From The Washington Post: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) wants to do more than drain the swamp. He wants to dismantle it piece by piece and redistribute it to the rest of America. Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, proposed a resolution that asserts it is unnecessary for federal agencies to be

Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory is biggest attraction in city

From The Washington Post: Old Town Alexandria’s acclaimed Torpedo Factory Art Center is the single largest tourist attraction in the city, according to a new study by a respected economist, and should be used as a catalyst to draw more visitors. The report by George Mason University economist Stephen S. Fuller comes eight months after

Can Washington Retain Millennials?

From The Washington Post: Millennials have been flocking to Washington for nearly a decade, lured by the promise of plentiful jobs and high wages in the aftermath of the Great Recession. But will they stay? Researchers say it’s doubtful. “We hear a lot about millennials as though they’re mythological creatures from another planet — a