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Musical interlude: boomer rock

February 3rd, 2017

True, most of my musical interludes involve crisp, hard bop jazz, the most elevated and celestial classical music, and the occasional funk or reggae jam. But I can still be moved by the rock music of my youth, as occurred when I stumbled on this great, live performance by Neil Young of his classic Cinnamon… Read more

Jobs report: Solid jobs gains in January and a focus on wages (yes, they’re up, but no overheating in sight)

February 3rd, 2017

The US job market continues to deliver solid job gains, as the nation’s payrolls rose 227,000 last month, the strongest month for payroll gains since last September. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.8 percent, due largely to an increase in labor force participation, a positive indicator of more workers drawn into the improving… Read more