Economy - Most Commented


What's in a $12 minimum wage?

Apr 24, 2015
A proposal is expected next week to increase the federal minimum wage to $12.
Posted In: minimum wage, labor groups, Congress

The cable giant that wasn't

Apr 24, 2015
Here are the numbers we are watching on Friday.
President Obama speaks during a meeting with leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in November of last year.

Pacific trade and the fear of currency manipulation

Apr 23, 2015
The President faces opposition to having more authority on Pacific nation trade.
Posted In: President Obama, trading, Pacific nations

Target takes aim at new 'core' customer: young Latinos

Apr 23, 2015
SinTraduccion is Target’s first ad campaign designed solely with Latinos in mind.
Posted In: Retail, Latinos, millennials, advertising

A look at how you're doing based on where you vote

Apr 22, 2015
A breakdown of well-being by congressional district.
Posted In: congressional district, index, human development index

Police departments grapple with body camera costs

Apr 22, 2015
Implementing the cameras costs means more than just new equipment.
Posted In: police, police misconduct, cameras
Dow Jones plunges

Spoof, there it is

Apr 22, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

There's gold in them thar ... New York apartments

Apr 21, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
Lucky Mart, on Chicago's South Side, sells almost nothing but lottery tickets

This store sold $5 million in lottery tickets last year

Apr 20, 2015
Lucky Mart barely sells anything else.
Posted In: lottery, Chicago, gambling
Morgan Stanley

Good times are rolling at investment banks

Apr 20, 2015
Considered in decline, now investment banking is enjoying growing profits.
Posted In: Morgan Stanley, financial crisis, JP Morgan