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Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on Wednesday in New York City.

Jobless claims reach 40-year low. Is wage growth next?

Jul 23, 2015
The labor market is looking much tighter, and that could mean pay raises.
Posted In: wages, labor, labor market
A selection of 1950s toy robots for an auction of TV and movie toy memorabilia.

The nuts and bolts of robot soccer

Jul 23, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.

In home bidding wars, love letters can seal a deal

Jul 22, 2015
Some homebuyers try to win favor with sellers by writing a personal appeal.
Posted In: home buying, Housing, home purchases, real estate, bidding wars

Rebranding the cockroach

Jul 22, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Gold bars are seen at the Czech Central Bank in Prague.

Why gold is losing its luster for investors

Jul 21, 2015
Gold is in the tank. Why? Because people simply aren't afraid anymore.
Posted In: gold, price drop, miners
An ad still for Dakota Roots, a program that offers employment resources for out-of-state friends and family of South Dakota residents.

The governor's on the phone, he wants you to move back

Jul 21, 2015
Rural states are hurting for skilled young workers and they're trying to lure ex-residents back home.
Posted In: rural, matchmaking, dating

Five years on, Dodd-Frank still controversial

Jul 21, 2015
Regulators are still writing rules for the financial reform law.
Posted In: dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank law, Securities and Exchange Commission

An inflation of profits at Toshiba

Jul 21, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
The job hiring process has become more comprehensive.

Getting hired today takes twice as long as in 2010

Jul 20, 2015
It's complicated. The screening process, that is.
Posted In: Jobs, interview, Glassdoor
The high seas are characterized by lawlessness, says New York Times reporter Ian Urbina.

The dark side of the ocean

Jul 20, 2015
Kai Ryssdal talks to New York Times reporter Ian Urbina about his investigative series.
Posted In: big ships, cargo, oceans