Analysis: Trump Makes a Point About the Unfair Economy

Washington — You shall not crucify Donald Trump upon a cross of economic coherence. The nation’s premier real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star, utterer of the phrase “You’re fired” and, for the moment, Republican presidential front-runner, has risen to the top of polls by flinging himself on the real third rail of our politics: economic nationalism. Trump is anti-trade, anti-immigration, pro-manufacturing and the darling of...

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Report: Rent Unaffordable For 1 in 4 U.S. Households

Washington — More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. That’s the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing. The number of such households has jumped 26 percent to 11.25 million since 2007. Since the end of 2010, rental prices have surged at nearly twice the pace of average hourly...

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