Latest from Andrew Van Dam

FAQ: Why inflation is rising and whether you should worry

Inflation jumped 5 percent in the past year, the fastest pace in 13 years. Few are panicking yet, but there’s a big debate about how long prices will stay high.
  • Jun 10, 2021

As home prices soar in unlikely places, the most vulnerable residents pay the price

New York City transplants are bringing a housing boom -- and growing inequality -- deep into the Hudson Valley.
  • Jun 9, 2021

Everything’s becoming a subscription, and the pandemic is partly to blame

There’s a subscription for about everything now: delivery services, socks, razors, gyms, streaming services and even restaurants and car washes. It’s bringing convenience -- and a lot of monthly fees.
  • Jun 1, 2021

Prices up 3.6 percent annually in April, reflecting upward trend, but policymakers say it’s temporary

The latest inflation data is unlikely to rattle the Federal Reserve, which says it will only raise interest rates once the labor market recovers.
  • May 28, 2021

What are Americans making for dinner? Reservations.

Restaurant traffic is roaring back, in many second-tier cities eclipsing pre-pandemic numbers
  • May 20, 2021

Biden’s aid programs help buttress McCarthy’s district despite GOP leader’s complaints about ‘socialist’ spending

The California district McCarthy has represented since 2007 is among the poorest in the state.
  • May 18, 2021

For Black workers, age discrimination strikes twice

Young Black workers face even more discrimination than older ones, a new study found.
  • May 14, 2021

Economic tremors hit White House at crucial moment for Biden policy agenda

The Biden administration and Federal Reserve have waved off fears of out-of-control inflation, saying that bumps in prices will be temporary and won’t pulse through the whole economy.
  • May 12, 2021

Economy grew by 1.6 percent in first quarter, showing signs of boom to come

The U.S. recovery likely found its rhythm in the first three months of 2021, according to early forecasts of data to be released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis this morning. It appears likely all Covid-19-era losses will be recovered by the middle of this year.
  • Apr 29, 2021