Economy - Most Commented


Shoppers stand and the de rigeuer sales sign at a mall in St. Louis, Missouri.

Attention, discount shoppers: The psychology of sales

Dec 22, 2014
Sales create a sense of urgency, getting people in the door. Do they work as a retail strategy?
Posted In: holiday shopping, auto sales, discount

Is cheaper gas an opening for higher gas taxes?

Dec 22, 2014
Many states are running out of money to maintain highways.
Posted In: oil prices, gas taxes, infrastructure
Venus, seen as a small black dot, passes across the sun in this 2012 view from a weather observatory in Manila, Philippines.

Men are from Mars, scorching temperatures are from Venus

Dec 22, 2014
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.

In Context: Algorithms in business

Dec 19, 2014
In New York City, when it rains, something interesting happens
Posted In: algorithms

Chicken of the sea is nothing to squawk at

Dec 19, 2014
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
Oil workers on a rig in Midland County, Texas.

How the oil boom woke up a Texas town

Dec 18, 2014
Kai talks with Adrian DeLeon, the mayor of Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Posted In: Oil, texas, fracking, eagle ford shale
A used fuel barrel sits in the Yazoo River floodwaters near Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Oil prices scrape bottom of the barrel

Dec 18, 2014
Most of the cost of oil can be attributed to exploration, drilling and pumping.
Posted In: barrel, Oil, oil costs, barrel of oil
The skyline of Washington, D.C.

Leading indicators released for the month

Dec 18, 2014
Unlike lagging indicators, these give us a snapshot of the economy as it stands.
Posted In: leading indicators, lagging indicators, Economy, US economy

Cellphones bring new leverage for farm workers

Dec 18, 2014
Workers in Washington state apple orchards use phones to find best-paying jobs.
Posted In: farm workers, farmers
Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California.

Your move, Netflix

Dec 18, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.