This ranking, she adds, was a way to measure the kind of progress that is realistic for these U.S. cities, and also look at metro areas as a whole. One walkable downtown doesn’t mean an area is very sustainable, especially if housing is expensive and most people have to live far away. All sorts of factors are at work here. “For some cities, more bike lanes are the answer. For some cities, it’s about urban planning, so that you don’t have to drive 18 miles to get to the grocery store. And for a lot of cities, it’s thinking about their housing costs, so people can afford to live near their work,” she says. “There’s nothing bad about bike and pedestrian investment. To move a one-mile car trip to a pedestrian trip is good. But to cut a 10-mile car trip to five miles is five times as good.” … [Read more...] about Which U.S. cities’ transportation networks are doing the best for the climate?
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The Fed's median projection is now that the Fed Funds rate will be 2.9 percent at the end of 2019, instead of 3.1 percent in the September projection. US real GDP growth is expected to be 2.3 percent in 2019, down from 3 percent this year. In September, the Fed had guided for 2.5 percent US growth in 2019. The Fed's projection of the unemployment rate has been pushed up a little and its prognosis of the inflation rate has been pushed down slightly. … [Read more...] about Quick Take | US Fed Chairman refuses to play Santa to the markets
Local research agencies revealed that five million 5G smartphones were sold in December alone, and the trend is only set to gain pace in the future. China has proved a substantial market for the devices with the country’s 5G infrastructure growing at a rapid pace. … [Read more...] about Chinese analysts expect 20% of world’s smartphones to support 5G by 2020
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