Economy - Most Commented


Consumers cheer up as economy improves

Jun 12, 2015
Consumers, heartened by more secure jobs and fatter paychecks, are starting to spend.
Posted In: consumers, Small Business, surveys
A 5 million denomination note sits atop a stack of notes for the new Monopoly City version of the classic board game.

Do not pass Go. Do not collect $122,874

Jun 12, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
May's retail sales number looks good on the surface.

Good retail sales don't necessarily mean all's well

Jun 11, 2015
Retail sales numbers look good, but there are reasons to be skeptical.
Posted In: Retail, Health, numbers, Economy, forecast, lagging indicators
Pinterest doubles in value due to advertisements.

Say yes to the Pinterest board

Jun 11, 2015
Here are the numbers we're watching and stories we're reading Thursday.

Labor Department may extend overtime to more workers

Jun 10, 2015
The change would mean workers with higher salaries are eligible for overtime.
Posted In: exemptions, Labor Department, overtime

A snack bar smorgasbord

Jun 10, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
City of Chicago flag

How bad are Chicago's debt problems, really?

Jun 9, 2015
...and how did our third-largest city end up with a junk-bond rating from Moody's?
Posted In: Chicago, pensions, debt

My First Job: Rosie the Riveter

Jun 9, 2015
Marian Sousa's first job was in a WWII shipyard.
Posted In: WWII, Jobs, engineering, rosie, first jobs

When disaster aid gets eaten up by money transfer fees

Jun 9, 2015
How waiving remittance fees to countries like Nepal works as an act of charity.

The default in our student loans

Jun 9, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.