Heating oil prices at their lowest since 2009

By Jay Fitzgerald and Jack Newsham, GLOBE CORRESPONDENTS There’s some good news for those thinking melancholy thoughts about the end of summer and what inevitably follows. Heating oil prices have plunged to their lowest levels in six years, and consumers are likely to see hundreds of dollars in savings this winter on their heating bills. […]

Wage Growth, Job Growth And The Ongoing Unemployment Puzzle


By host Jane Clayson Job openings at a record high, but many unemployed are still stranded on the sidelines. We’ll take a big look at the American job market, American wages and more. It has been a long road back for the American job market. And although there are some bright spots – job openings […]

Dukakis And Weld To Baker: Dig Under Downtown To Link Rail System


Beacon Hill’s past and present met at the State House Wednesday to discuss something that could dramatically change Boston’s future: a proposed tunnel under downtown that would connect North and South Stations and allow train travel through the city.

Employers shying away from hiring teens for the summer


Employers who don’t want to find themselves in a short on staff in the late summer may shy away from hiring younger workers. Teens now have lots of competition for summer work.

City’s middle-income base eroding


Fewer families can afford Boston, analysis shows.

Denver’s $150M affordable housing plan highlights stepped-up strategy

Denver Post

Mayor Michael Hancock, other officials say fee- and tax-backed annual fund drawing $15 million a year would support more projects

Community Notes

Cape Cod Times

Professor Barry Bluestone will discuss the “Consequences of the Demographic Revolution on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the U.S.” in a program at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way, North Truro.

New realty service caters to Boston’s millennials


People ages 20-34 comprise more than one-third of Boston’s population, the highest proportion of any major US city, according to the city’s ONEin3 initiative, designed to connect Boston’s millennials with housing and other resources. While housing Boston’s undergraduate population has long been a challenge, accommodating a growing influx of graduate students, medical interns, and young professionals is putting increasing pressure on the rental market.

Dukakis, Weld agree on need for rail link


They’re the ultimate political odd couple. One is a Democrat, the other a Republican, and while they fought bitterly back in their day, these former governors have set aside their differences to go on a quixotic quest.

Why American Teens Aren’t Working Summer Jobs Anymore


This was supposed to be a better year for teenagers to land summer jobs, and July has always been the peak month for such positions. Things haven’t worked out that way, according to the Labor Department’s latest jobs report.

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