Tax Rules favor rental lifestyle

The recent tax reform added two provisions that could impede first-time homebuyers.  Under the new tax law, the standard deduction has doubled to $24,000 for married couples ($12,000 for individuals), pushing the threshold home price to benefit from itemized...
Why Isn’t Inflation Rising Faster?

Why Isn’t Inflation Rising Faster?

Consumer prices have been remarkably stable throughout the economic recovery, and they continue to defy expectations. In searching for an explanation, the global commodities markets may provide some clues.