Economy - Most Commented


Building tiny homes for the homeless

Jul 24, 2015
South Los Angeles resident Elvis Summers explains how and why he builds his shelters.
Posted In: homeless, homelessness, houses
Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Housing is up and down, but mostly up

Jul 24, 2015
The wind-down of the housing crisis is opening the way for more first-time homebuyers.
Posted In: Housing, housing bubble, housing crisis

Kenyans hope to cash in on Obama visit

Jul 24, 2015
Businesses are banking on diplomats staying around after global summit ends.
Posted In: President Obama, Kenya, economic growth, tourism

You shoes, you lose

Jul 24, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on Wednesday in New York City.

Jobless claims reach 40-year low. Is wage growth next?

Jul 23, 2015
The labor market is looking much tighter, and that could mean pay raises.
Posted In: wages, labor, labor market
A selection of 1950s toy robots for an auction of TV and movie toy memorabilia.

The nuts and bolts of robot soccer

Jul 23, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.

In home bidding wars, love letters can seal a deal

Jul 22, 2015
Some homebuyers try to win favor with sellers by writing a personal appeal.
Posted In: home buying, Housing, home purchases, real estate, bidding wars

Rebranding the cockroach

Jul 22, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Gold bars are seen at the Czech Central Bank in Prague.

Why gold is losing its luster for investors

Jul 21, 2015
Gold is in the tank. Why? Because people simply aren't afraid anymore.
Posted In: gold, price drop, miners
An ad still for Dakota Roots, a program that offers employment resources for out-of-state friends and family of South Dakota residents.

The governor's on the phone, he wants you to move back

Jul 21, 2015
Rural states are hurting for skilled young workers and they're trying to lure ex-residents back home.
Posted In: rural, matchmaking, dating