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The rise and fall... and rise and fall of Atlantic City

Sep 8, 2014
History repeats itself in the city's fall from big business to financial hardship.
Posted In: Atlantic City, new jersey

Marketplace’s inflation calculator: some fishy prices

Sep 8, 2014
Inflation through the lens of smoked salmon.

Good news! The unemployment rate is 6.1 percent

Sep 5, 2014
Bad news, the unemployment rate is (still) 6.1 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, unemployment rate
Productivity

How productive are we? It depends on how you look at it.

Sep 4, 2014
We've been stuck at around a 1 percent increase for the past few years, but the context has changed.
Posted In: productivity, growth, figures

The jobs report: strong, steady job growth takes hold

Sep 4, 2014
Unemployment's likely to keep falling in 2015, but wages aren't rising in response.
Posted In: Unemployment, Job creation, economic growth

Colorful snippets from the Fed's 'Beige Book'

Sep 3, 2014
Really! They're interesting! We promise!
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Beige Book

Overdue reassessments hit homeowners hard

Sep 3, 2014
Some cities and towns hadn't reassessed property values in decades.
Posted In: property tax

IEX scores big investors

Sep 3, 2014
The upstart, alternative system will attempt to become a regulated exchange.
Posted In: dark pools, exchange, IEX

The benefits of working 9 to 5 until you're 95

Sep 3, 2014
More baby boomers are putting off retirement, and it could be good for everyone.
Posted In: baby boomers, Retirement, Chris Farrell

Preventing the next financial crisis

Sep 3, 2014
The FDIC will vote on a rule that's designed to improve the way banks manage risk.

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