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She's got a really expensive ticket to ride

Dec 4, 2014
Here are the numbers we're watching and reading for Thursday.
The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. According to the Fed, daily hotel room rates in Southern California have risen to pre-recession levels.

Highlights from the Fed's beige book

Dec 3, 2014
It brims with economic tidbits on such things as hotel rates and e-commerce.
Posted In: The Fed, Beige Book, Thanksgiving, hotels, e-commerce
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the next chairman of the House Way and Means Committee.

Why temporary tax breaks remain temporary

Dec 3, 2014
Money, and an inability to compromise.
Posted In: Taxes, the house, tax credits, Congress
Tourists listen to a tour guide in the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Does the First Amendment apply to tour guides?

Dec 3, 2014
Tour guides in popular vacation spots say that requiring them to take tests and obtain licenses violates their free-speech rights.
Posted In: first amendment, tourism, Georgia
Turkish fans of South Korean singer Psy perform a "Gangnam Style" dance with Psy masks during a concert in Istanbul in February 2013.

Breaking YouTube, 'Gangnam Style'

Dec 3, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

York & Fig: Marc Maron on Highland Park

Dec 2, 2014
A chat with comedian, podcaster, writer and Highland Park resident Marc Maron.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park
Benoit Guerin and Katie Dormeier are renovating their home on York Boulevard.

York & Fig: The House on York

Dec 2, 2014
We look at three generations of homeowners of one house on York Boulevard.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park
The White House.

A first: National debt passes $18 trillion

Dec 2, 2014
That's twelve zeros.
Posted In: trillion, national debt, Obama
: A board outside an exchange office in central Moscow lists foreign-currency rates against the Russian ruble.

Russian ruble suffers huge one-day fall

Dec 2, 2014
What’s a country to do as its currency collapses? Russia basically needs to weather the storm.
Posted In: oil prices, Russia, ruble, us dollar

A recession in Russia

Dec 2, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.