Economy - Most Commented


An inflation of profits at Toshiba

Jul 21, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
The job hiring process has become more comprehensive.

Getting hired today takes twice as long as in 2010

Jul 20, 2015
It's complicated. The screening process, that is.
Posted In: Jobs, interview, Glassdoor
The high seas are characterized by lawlessness, says New York Times reporter Ian Urbina.

The dark side of the ocean

Jul 20, 2015
Kai Ryssdal talks to New York Times reporter Ian Urbina about his investigative series.
Posted In: big ships, cargo, oceans
Gold bars

Gold takes a tumble

Jul 20, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.
Construction laborers work on the top floor of a high rise apartment building in New York.

If you look hard, housing data offers good news

Jul 17, 2015
Numbers suggest recovery is gaining steam; banks may hold key to the next level.
Posted In: Housing, young adults, families, apartments, condo

How millennials live, in four charts

Jul 17, 2015
Where do snake people hole up? Often with their parents.
Posted In: millennials, Housing

Americans are taking fewer vacation days

Jul 17, 2015
It's a relatively new problem, says Project: Time Off director.
Posted In: vacation, productivity, employees

Welcome to the (very expensive) dollhouse

Jul 17, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
The Suncor refinery in Edmonton, Canada, which has the capacity to refine 142,000 barrels of light oil a day, according to the company. Oil prices have been blamed for the state of Canada's economy.

Oil slump takes Canada into recession

Jul 16, 2015
Declines in exports are the cause. The rest of the economy is holding up.
Posted In: Canada, recession, oil prices, exports

Oil industry cutbacks are a drag on U.S. economy

Jul 16, 2015
Companies are spending less on production and laying off thousands of workers.
Posted In: consumer spending, Goldman Sachs, cheap oil, shale producers