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A pedestrian walk by a now hiring sign posted in the window of a business in San Rafael, California.

Holiday hiring could be at its highest since 2000

Dec 24, 2014
Strong seasonal retail hiring boosts the spending power of American consumers.
Posted In: jobs report, jobless claims, holiday hiring, jobs numbers

When Christmas means delivering trees and Chinese food

Dec 24, 2014
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing last year on Capitol Hill.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on future of the U.S. economy

Dec 23, 2014
A number of economic indicators are showing growth in the U.S., but are families at home feeling it?
Posted In: treasury, middle class, jack lew

It's beginning to look a lot like ... a strong GDP report

Dec 23, 2014
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez speaks to journalists ahead of the166th ordinary meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Will Venezuela default? Investors think so

Dec 23, 2014
Oil, whose price has halved in the past year, accounts for 95 percent of the country’s exports and 45 percent of the government’s budget.
Posted In: venezuela, Oil, oil prices, OPEC

Brad Katsuyama talks disrupting Wall Street

Dec 23, 2014
The President and CEO of IEX says innovation could right market wrongs.
Posted In: IEX, Wall Street, financial crisis
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

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