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Generation Gap in Attitudes
Toward the Environment

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The 59 percent majority of Americans think “stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost,” according to a Pew Research Center survey. Only 34 percent say laws and regulations “cost too many jobs and hurt the economy.” Young adults are most likely to support environmental regulation.

Environmental regulations are worth the cost

Aged 18 to 29: 70%
Aged 30 to 49: 63%
Aged 50 to 64: 53%
Aged 65-plus: 47%

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5.3 Million More Workers Aged 65-Plus

Friday, February 9, 2018

The number of workers aged 65 or older is projected to grow by an enormous 58% between 2016 and 2026, according to Bureau of Labor Force Statistics' projections. Older workers will account for the 51% majority of the overall 10.5 million increase in the...

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Mobility Rate Falls to New Low in 2016

Friday, February 9, 2018

The geographic mobility rate fell to a new all-time low in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. Only 11.0% of U.S. residents aged one or older as of March 2017 had moved in the previous 12 months. Not since 1960 have so few people moved (35 million)....

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Acadia Hearth Aimed at Specialty Hearth Market

Friday, February 2, 2018

Acadia Hearth, LLC has been formed to offer new lines of hearth and outdoor living products exclusively to the specialty hearth market. The company is part of Acadia Holdings, Cheyenne, Wyoming, a capital investment firm formed by a group of investors...

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Younger Americans Aren’t Moving Like They Used To

Friday, February 2, 2018

Americans are moving at historically low rates. In 2017, 34.9 million Americans changed residences, translating to a household mobility rate of 10.9%. That’s the lowest mobility, or what we’ll also refer to as a “moving rate,”...

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