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5 Trends to Watch in Consumer Finance

Customers using ATMsExpanding opportunity through finance demands attention to demography, technology, and sound public policy.

by Joe Valenti | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Streets for All

Bicyclist in South CarolinaStates and the federal government should support promising local initiatives to build streets that serve all users, not just vehicles.

by Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for South Carolina Families

Workers prepare peaches article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping all South Carolina women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, February 18, 2016

How Congress Should Respond to the Flint Water Crisis

A Flint water towerThe water crisis in Flint was both foreseeable and preventable; Congress must ensure this never happens again by increasing infrastructure funding and strengthening oversight.

by Kevin DeGood and Greg Dotson | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Nevada Families

Las Vegas, Nevada family article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Nevada women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2016 Jobs Release

Construction worker bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz, Danielle Corley, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, February 4, 2016

Expanding National Service to Address Long-Term Unemployment

AmeriCorps volunteer helps at a job fair book_alt2 icon Report Putting in place a policy to re-engage the long-term unemployed by creating new opportunities to serve America.

by Harry Stein and Shirley Sagawa | Thursday, January 14, 2016

Making myRA a More Effective Savings Option

Elderly coupleThe myRA program simplifies savings and can be strengthened to boost participation and trust.

by Joe Valenti and David Madland | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2016 Jobs Release

restaurant worker bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Thursday, January 7, 2016

Complete Streets: Orlando, Florida

Pedestrians walk in the rain article icon Issue Brief The Orlando metropolitan region’s Complete Streets initiative is a cost-effective way to improve mobility and safety for all system users—yet it remains unbuilt.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 17, 2015

An Opportunity Agenda for Renters

A luxury rental building in New York City book_alt2 icon Report The United States needs a two-pronged approach to housing policy that supports residential mobility to high opportunity areas and promotes reinvestment in economically impoverished neighborhoods.

by David Sanchez, Tracey Ross, Julia Gordon | Wednesday, December 16, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 4

Birmingham interchange article icon Issue Brief The Northern Beltline in Birmingham, Alabama, is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 3, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2015 Jobs Release

Hiring manager and applicantA nonshallow dive into the labor market indicators pool shows a healthy economy with plenty of room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz and Danielle Corley | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Financial Rollbacks Would Leave Coal in Consumers’ Stockings

The U.S. Capitol domeCongress should not use a budget deal to roll back financial reforms that protect consumers and the broader economy.

by Joe Valenti and Sarah Edelman | Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Economic Snapshot: November 2015

stock exchange article icon Issue Brief Public policies that support middle-class families can strengthen the economic recovery.

by Christian E. Weller, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, December 1, 2015