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What a 7 percent growth rate could look like

Mar 5, 2015
China has set 7 percent as its growth target. What would that look like here?
Posted In: economic growth, China, developing countries, productivity
Members of the 114th Congress in the House chamber this week in Washington, D.C.

A fight over how quickly workers can unionize

Mar 5, 2015
The Senate voted to block a new rule that would speed up unionization votes.
Posted In: labor union, unions, Congress, veto
A drone flies over vineyards of the Pape Clement castle, belonging to Bordeaux winemaker Bernard Magrez in southwest France.

House of Drones

Mar 5, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
Macroeconomics can sometimes be humorous.

The Fed's 2009 transcripts show 299 'instances of laughter'

Mar 4, 2015
The Federal Reserve released their 2009 transcripts, all 1,648 pages.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve, transcript, Janet Yellen

Why two companies dominate the private prison industry

Mar 4, 2015
Private companies run most of the facilities housing undocumented immigrants.
Posted In: Immigration, prisons, DHS

'Blurred Lines' and its blurred profits

Mar 4, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Progress is hard to come by in Congress.

The DHS gets funded ... for now

Mar 3, 2015
Meanwhile, a showdown over debt could be looming.
Posted In: Congress, DHS, CBO, debt
Stacks of shipping containers sit on an empty dock at the Port of Oakland last month in Oakland, California.

Quit your job, become a longshoreman

Mar 3, 2015
Here's what we're reading – and the numbers we're watching – Tuesday.

Live Long and Draw my Image on $5 Bills

Mar 2, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.
Cuba

Why U.S. banks are keeping an eye on Cuba talks

Feb 27, 2015
U.S. and Cuban negotiators will meet in Washington Friday.
Posted In: cuba, international, Banks

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