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Employment report: The Christmas bump

Jan 6, 2012
Temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.
Posted In: jobs report, bureau of labor statistics, U.S. Labor Department, hiring

Americans choose renting

Jan 5, 2012
Despite record-low mortgage rates, Americans are yet to wade back into home-ownership.
Posted In: rental, apartments, interest rates, architecture, unemployment

Free lunches becoming more common

Jan 4, 2012
School-subsidized lunch programs report staggering numbers of students in need of help.
Posted In: school lunches, poverty

Bank failures down but not done

Jan 3, 2012
The number of bank failures in 2011 fell from the previous year, but banks are far from being out of the woods just yet.
Posted In: Banks, banking, FDIC, failure

2011 market roundup: McD’s up, B of A down

Jan 2, 2012
The Dow’s best- and worst-performing stocks of 2011.
Posted In: McDonald's, Bank of America, stock market

World markets: Winners and losers in 2011

Dec 30, 2011
The past year wasn’t kind to those with money in the Greek market, but Zambian investors are laughing all the way to the bank.
Posted In: stock market, venezuela, cyprus, 2011, Wall Street

Movie ticket sales hit 16-year low

Dec 29, 2011
Despite billion-dollar blockbusters, 2011 saw fewer people in movie theater seats. Are bad films to blame? Try tough competition.
Posted In: movies, harry potter, video games, Entertainment

Public-worker pension funds lose big

Dec 28, 2011
This summer, the pension plans of government employees lost a staggering quarter-trillion-dollars in assets.
Posted In: pensions, U.S. Census Bureau

Feel-good end to 2012

Dec 27, 2011
Two surveys out today have spenders and scholars upbeat about the health of the U.S. economy, for now at least.
Posted In: consumer confidence, Christmas

Bubbly still flat

Dec 26, 2011
Champagne as an economic indicator for 2012?
Posted In: champagne, Europe debt crisis

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