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Millennial health is deteriorating faster than older generations – at a steep economic cost

The health of millennials is deteriorating more rapidly than older generations’ did, and that could have a devastating effect on the economy, according to a new report by Moody’s Analytics …

Elizabeth Bruenig: Want millennials to get married and have babies? Change policies that stop us.

When lots of millennials elect to put off marriage and parenthood in hopes of getting into a reasonably decent financial position beforehand, their individual choices apparently constitute a societal crisis.

Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes

For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock.

UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019

RVs, campers riding high, fueled by millennial enthusiasm

Americans have always embraced the open road, but now campers, the iconic symbol of middle-class success, are gaining ground with a new audience. Millennials not only are traveling the country …

Millennials to overtake boomers in 2019 as largest U.S. population group

Sometime this year, the millennial generation – those born from 1981 to 1996 – will overtake baby boomers as the largest adult population group in the United States, according to …

Why are paper Christmas cards still a thing? Millennials, for once, are to thank.

Old-fashioned paper greeting cards, delivered via snail mail, remain a holiday staple.

Catherine Rampell: Millennials aren’t breaking traditions. They’re just broke.

Millennials are a murderous bunch, a generation of homicidal maniacs. At least that’s the impression you get from reading news stories about my generation.

Commentary: Americans, particularly millennials, have fallen out of love with cars

Almost half of more than 1,000 consumers surveyed do not enjoy most of the time they spend driving, said a study by Arity, a Chicago-based transportation technology and data company …

Gen Z won’t kill brick-and-mortar, new surveys say

If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

For many young investors, the stock market’s only gone up

The U.S. stock market has been on the upswing for nine and a half years, during which a cohort of younger investors has never dealt with a 20 percent drop …

Spokane’s increasingly worst-kept secret: It’s a great place to live and work

Millennials are moving to Spokane for its affordability, vibrant social scene and and welcoming business climate.

They don’t own homes. They don’t have kids. Why millennials are plant addicts

Sales of flowers, seeds and potted plants have increased since 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The recent surge coincides with the fact that some millennials, defined by …

When it comes to tipping for service, millennials are cheapest

U.S. millennials are quick to whip out their wallets for pricey avocado toast and craft beer. But when it comes to rewarding the waiters and bartenders who serve them, those …

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

Chinese middle class could be boon for Washington ranchers

The prices that small-operation ranchers in Washington get for their cattle is tied to the global economy, making it about as hard to predict as the prairie rain.

Millennial buyers are finally making a move into housing

Last year millennials accounted for 36 percent of U.S. home buys – more than any other age group according to the National Association of Realtors. Baby boomer buyers were a …

Booming Costco courts millennials with online and delivery, but stores still rule

Will a new generation of shoppers accustomed to online buying and home delivery join their parents in Costco’s cavernous aisles?

William H. Frey: Millennials can make America whole

By example and as advocates, millennials of all racial backgrounds will undoubtedly continue to make the case that investing in a more inclusive, younger America is essential to the nation’s …

Outdoor gear sales slip as millennials drive shift in habits

Sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits by favoring clothes and sporting goods that are less specialized and more versatile, analysts say.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Las Vegas looks outside the casinos to draw in millennials

Casinos in Las Vegas are upping the ante in their pursuit of coveted millennial visitors with new attractions designed to wow them, provide them Instagram-worthy moments and maybe even get …

What’s more important to young people than cool perks or a fancy office? Growth

The way people think about structuring a career is changing. In most cases, it no longer makes sense to join a company as a 20-something and stay until retirement.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017

Walmart armors up for food fight with Amazon

Walmart’s will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition …

Hard Rock counters Red Lion branding claims

Hard Rock International will contest a lawsuit filed against it by Red Lion Hotels’ parent company claiming it copied plans for branding aimed at millennials. RLH Corp.’s claims are without …

The U.S. card rewards war helping credit beat debit

So what’s card companies’ strategy for getting you to use the credit card? Temptation. Issuers have loaded up their high-end credit cards with travel perks and other rewards.

Millennials are buying homes and don’t want handouts, thank you very much

In defense of millennials, a new Bankrate survey shows the generation has the will, and National Board of Realtors data show they have the wallet (or at least the mortgages).

Millennial independence? Young people living at home up 30 percent in past decade

If you’re a parent wondering when your children, well into their late 20s, are finally going to fly from the nest, you might want to settle in. A report released …

For millennials ready to buy a home, the pickings are slim

For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stuck in their parents’ …

Millennials take aim at hunting, shooting

They’re “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle.

Analysis: Millennials don’t like Trump, but he has successfully warped their view of ‘fake news’

President Donald Trump’s approval rating among 18- to 29-year-olds stands at 32 percent, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics – 10 points lower than …

Decade-by-decade: What to do now to retire better

Whether age 23 or 57, it’s never too early or too late to take steps toward a better retirement, say Spokane financial planners. Depending on your decade of life, you …

UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

Deaths of despair: Millennials turn to drugs, suicide in unforgiving job market

Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …