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Passersby are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq studios in New York City.

How do stock exchanges make money?

Jan 5, 2015
Nasdaq bring in cash from trades but also sells information and software.
Posted In: stock market, NASDAQ
Workers build a Ford Focus on the assembly line at Ford's assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan.

Auto profits rebound, but wages don't follow

Jan 5, 2015
Is a job as an autoworker still a gateway to the middle class?
Posted In: autoworkers, Ford, auto industry
An Emiota representative wears Belty, a smart belt, at the 2015 consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

Meet Belty, a smart belt that expands with your waist

Jan 5, 2015
At consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, wearable tech is a trend.
Posted In: smart belt, belty, CES, wearable tech
At the gas pump  in Miami.

Are low oil prices an opening for a carbon tax?

Jan 5, 2015
If a tax is not imposed on carbon-dioxide emissions, gas is artificially underpriced.
Posted In: oil prices, carbon tax, gas prices
That's chicken: Plates of wings piled up.

Why chicken wings cost more this time of year

Jan 5, 2015
With the Super Bowl and March Madness around the corner, expect to pay more.
Posted In: chicken, Super Bowl, March Madness
A still from a Domino's ad featuring its mascot, the Noid.

Why the Domino's Pizza mascot 'the Noid' vanished

Jan 2, 2015
After a public relations disaster, a mainstay of Domino's ads disappears. Zachary Crockett shares the strange story.
Posted In: pizza, Domino's, advertisements
Tony Washington, No. 91 of Oregon, goes to recover a fumble by quarterback Jameis Winston, No. 5 of  Florida State, during New Year's Day college playoff game at Rose Bowl.

College football's playoff payoff

Jan 2, 2015
One likely result of college football's first playoffs? An eventual expansion to eight teams or more.
Posted In: Sports, NCAA, college, football
Where did all the New Year's Eve celebrants go after leaving Times Square in New York City? A fair number hopped into an Uber.

Uber has a rockin' New Year's Eve

Jan 2, 2015
More than 100,000 ring in 2015 in an Uber as demand for service is strong.
Posted In: Uber, New Year's eve, surge pricing, car share, New York
The Pinterest logo.

Pinterest opens a door to advertisers

Jan 2, 2015
But will users be happy when Pinterest takes a turn toward online mall?
Posted In: Pinterest, advertisements, social media
 A clerk rings up a sale at a Target  in Chicago. One worker Marketplace spoke with said the wage increase would help him buy groceries.

Ringing in the new year with a pay raise

Jan 1, 2015
More than 20 states raise their minimum wages, so millions of workers get a bump in pay this year.
Posted In: minimum wage, families, cutting hours

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