Economy - Most Commented


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.

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
Despite the risk of shutting down looming, the Department of Homeland Security also consistently ranks worst for morale among large government agencies.

Cities and counties rely on Homeland Security dollars

Feb 27, 2015
Local governments are watching the impasse over Homeland Security funding.
Posted In: Homeland Security, DHS, Philadelphia
Netflix Earnings

Some people are actually paying for Netflix

Feb 27, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the US labor market still showed cyclical weakness and inflation continued to fall, making any interest rate hike unlikely before June.

Why inflation is the new variable to watch

Feb 26, 2015
With employment and salaries improving, policymakers are focusing on inflation
Posted In: inflation, The Federal Reserve, wages, Unemployment