Briefs, Case Studies, and News

Economy



Keep your finger on the pulse with the latest trends in business, culture, and more.



Survey Said: Ten Polls That Generated The Most Interest In 2022

Watch: Diving Into the Data Behind Health and Economic Inequities

Harris Poll: High cost of housing is making Chicago inhospitable

CFOs are worried about everything right now - but especially revenue and earnings growth

These are workers' biggest fears about 2023

Americans Cut Back on Spending With Inflation Hitting Holidays

The American Dream of homeownership is hanging on by a thread, and there are hardly any solutions in sight

The Home Improvement Projects Spring Sellers Should Tackle Now (And What To Skip)

Recent U.S. homebuyers are being hit with a massive wave of regret

Generation Z has a different view of retirement

U.S. News - Harris Poll: For People of Color, Economic Concerns Get Personal

Brief 2 min Read

Americans value neighborhood independence, welcome more affordable housing construction

Hiring freezes instead of layoffs gain ground in the job market as recession fears grow

Employee Experience: The Critical Ingredient To Workplace Culture

Gen Z doesn't care as much about salary transparency as their boomer and millennial coworkers. Their cynicism is valid

It's Getting Harder To Switch Jobs As Labor Market Shows Cracks

Crypto Issues A Factor For 37% Of U.S. Voters, Study Finds

US Middle Class Is Doing Great - On Paper: Big Take Podcast

Once-in-a-Generation Wealth Boom Ends For America's Middle Class

The real story behind America's population bomb: Adults want their independence

Brief 3 min Read

Personal independence behind declining birth rates

Despite Steady Consumer Spending, Inflation Will Change Media Landscape

Inflation or Recession: Americans Are Divided on Rate Hikes

Brief 3 min Read

Eight in 10 US adults agree lowering cost of tuition is more important than forgiving student debt

Who wants to be a billionaire? 6 in 10 Americans strive to be mega-wealthy, report finds

Banks Should Worry About Inflation as Much as Jobs

Nervous about recession layoffs, employees are toning down remote work and higher pay demands

Will Johnson: Love Chicago? You are likely to give a thumbs-up to the plan for the city's casino

US Employees Say They're Losing The Upper Hand as Layoffs Mount

The economy is changing - and so is philanthropy

Thought Leadership: How Business Executives Can Close The Communications And Revenue Gap

Gen Z say they need the highest salary of all generations to feel 'financially healthy.' Here's what Americans think they need at every age

Here's the average salary Americans need to feel 'financially healthy' at every age

Consumers will pay more for American-made products, but inflation takes a toll: poll

Consumers want the consumer protections but not so keen about paying more for clean energy

Costly Mistake for Seniors: Survey Finds Older Homeowners Nearly Twice as Likely Not to Utilize Home Equity Loans

Despite their anger over high drug prices, Americans are giving pharma credit for helping contain Covid-19

Millennials are the reason you're paying sky-high prices for everything these days, investment strategist says

Gen Z, millennials feel they'll never be able to afford what they want in life

Prenups Aren't Just For Rich People Anymore

High Gas Prices Are Discouraging Americans From Buying Cars Right Now

Survey finds 81% of hourly workers have cut back because of high gas prices

Consumers changing eating, shopping habits as inflation pushes up prices

Inflation and Stock-Market Volatility Prompts Most Retirees to Alter Finances, Study Finds

What's fueling the growing EV interest among drivers

Americans now have an average of $9,000 less in savings than they did last year

'Not your parents' retirement': Boomers and Gen X redefine their golden years

Rising Longevity and the Desire to Live Well in Retirement Influence Americans' Priorities and Planning, Edward Jones and Age Wave Research Finds

Inside America's Davos: Where The Billionaire Elite Meet, Plot and Join Forces

The Saver's Credit: A Tax Credit To Promote Retirement Security

Tax increases push Chicagoans to their limit

Gas prices, inflation, make some want to work from home even as offices call workers back

Inflation Is Recasting Americans' Relationship With Money - and Each Other

Will Johnson: Survey of Americans about taxation reveals a lot of cynicism - and a willingness to cheat

Brief 1 min Read

Summary: Taxes Unite Us

Brief 3 min Read

Most Americans Feel Their Financial Situation Has Stayed Constant Despite Near Record Inflation

With inflation at a 40-year high, who feels better off today? They do

'I let money get in the way': Most recent job quitters have regrets or don't plan to stay in new role

The secret to getting workers off the sidelines

Pharma's 'superhero' image fades as inflation, Ukraine drown out the industry

Why Employers Should Fight For Employee Satisfaction During The Great Resignation

A new poll shows more consumers are thinking about trading crypto

Family Offices See Next Leaders Ceding Profit in Succession Rift

Invest in neighborhoods to jump-start pandemic recovery

Consumers in 2022 are Anxious, Uncertain and Stressed Out

Brief 3 min Read

Parents Still Struggle to Save for College

The economics of entertainment: More investment in nightlife could help Chicago attract residents and businesses

Everyone Feels Like They're Being Left Out Of The Global Pandemic Recovery

Brief 13 min Read

Addressing Chicago’s Economic Inequity

Chicagoan perceptions provide a window into wealth distribution and economic inequity in the area.

Now is the time to address economic inequity

Americans are changing who they turn to for financial advice

Are travel credit card rewards susceptible to inflation?

Chicago moving in the right direction, execs say

Brief 2 min Read

Crain’s-Harris Poll Chicago Executive Pulse: Wave 4

The contours of a post-COVID Chicago business landscape emerge in the latest wave of the Crain’s-Harris Poll Chicago Executive Pulse

Americans Say $516K Needed To Achieve Financial Wellness

More than 50% of people say an emergency fund is a higher financial priority post-pandemic

Generation X is the least likely to believe they'll get rich one day

A New Financial Normal

Still working remotely? Your 2021 taxes may be more complicated than your 2020 return

71% of Americans are worried Social Security will run out of money in their lifetimes. Why experts say that won't happen

Americans lost $29.8 billion to phone scams alone over the past year

Brief 2 min Read

Pent-Up Demand

Crain's Daily Gist podcast: What business leaders think of Chicago's economic future

Cryptocurrency owners say they want more government oversight of the market to combat ransomware, Harris survey shows

'It knocked me down': Dry cleaners face devastation after COVID-19 stalled demand for work and formal attire

76% of older millennials are worried about climate change - and it's impacting how they spend their money

'I Really had sticker shock': Will a reopening economy mean surging prices for Americans?

Where inflation hurts the most

Brief 2 min Read

Americans Are Feeling the Squeeze of Inflation

NerdWallet's Home Seller Report Reveals What Buyers And Sellers Should Know In Today's Market

A lot of people are spending their third stimulus checks on home improvements

Listing Your Home in 2021? Here's What to Know

Where to By an Investment Property Now

Crypto fans are revolutionizing online investing

Keep your finger on the pulse.

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest trends in business, culture, and more.