Economy at a glance

This was the lightest trading day of the year so far

Aug 22, 2014
Just 2 and a quarter billion shares changed hands.
Posted In: NYSE, new york stock exchange
Swiish Bar and Grill

A tale of two Fergusons

Aug 22, 2014
Marketplace's Noel King and Lindsay Foster Thomas recap their trip to Ferguson, Missouri and tell us about their experience.
Posted In: Ferguson, missouri, protests

Why Europe loves Yellen's moves

Aug 22, 2014
The Fed is likely to stay the course, and other central banks are fine with that.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Fed chair
NYC apartments

Shocker: Rent is very, very high

Aug 22, 2014
A new study from Zillow pegs median rent at $1,318 per month nationwide.
Posted In: Housing, rental, apartments
School buses

School transportation cuts still affect families

Aug 21, 2014
Some districts that cut bus service during the recession haven't brought it back.
Posted In: Philadelphia, high school, students, public transportation

Got a tax credit you can't use? You can sell it

Aug 20, 2014
The market for state tax credits is growing. They can even be traded online.
Posted In: tax credit, Oregon

More housing starts don't mean more first-time buyers

Aug 20, 2014
What’s driving the increase in housing start? Not first-time home buyers.
Posted In: Housing, housing starts, first-time home buyer

Equipping cops with cameras is only half the problem

Aug 19, 2014
All that data is difficult and expensive to manage.
Posted In: police, cameras, data storage

Where all those charges on your phone bill come from

Aug 18, 2014
A bunch of them are taxes - and a bunch are extra fees that just look like taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, cell phones, bills, hidden fees
Janet Yellen

Behind the indicators: Job quality vs. job quantity

Aug 18, 2014
Many indicators regarding job quality are improving slowly — or not at all.
Posted In: part-time jobs, employees, The Fed
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