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Trucking on, 60 hours a week, for 10 more years

Nov 5, 2014
For trucker Don Holzschuh, the last 18 months haven't much improved the economy.
Posted In: don holzschuh, your economy, midterm elections
Opponents of hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' hold placards during a rally in Lafayette Square, across from the White House.

Texas oil town votes to ban fracking

Nov 5, 2014
Denton, a college town in the middle of the oil patch, overwhelmingly votes against more fracking.
Posted In: denton, fracking, oil industry
Congress, you're looking lovely today.

Lame duck Congress still has plenty to do

Nov 5, 2014
The government must pass a spending bill by mid-December.
Posted In: government funding, Congress, lame duck
Alhambra residents vote on Election Day at the Alhambra Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County.

The economics of a runoff election

Nov 5, 2014
How is money raised and spent in a runoff election?
Posted In: runoff, elections, voting, Louisiana, Georgia

Voters decide U.S. minimum wage landscape for 2015

Nov 5, 2014
Voters in four states voted to increase the minimum wage.
Posted In: minimum wage, 2014 elections, ballot initiatives, Congress
Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa.

Low oil prices could hurt drillers carrying high debt

Nov 4, 2014
Energy companies that need to borrow to keep drilling could be hurt by low prices
Posted In: big oil, fracking, investors, oil industry
2014 Dodge Ram

With gas prices down, we're buying more SUVs

Nov 4, 2014
Car buyers are impulsive, but not necessarily 'dumb.'
Posted In: crude oil, gas prices, consumer spending, consumer behavior

Black-owned funeral homes face existential challenge

Nov 4, 2014
As black neighborhoods change, funeral directors are struggling to adapt.
Posted In: funerals, cremation, death

The unexpected budget lines

Nov 3, 2014
Experts say the federal budget is likely to be punctuated with new, previously unexpected spending.
Posted In: Britain, Ebola, government spending
 U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Janet Yellen during a press conference to nominate her to head the Federal Reserve in the State Dining Room at the White House.

Whatever happens election day, it's Yellen's economy

Nov 3, 2014
If balances of power change in the election, the chairman of the Fed won't.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, The Fed, Barack Obama

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