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Members of the 114th Congress in the House chamber this week in Washington, D.C.

House changes how bills are evaluated

Jan 8, 2015
"Dynamic scoring" of bills sounds boring, but it’s actually a big deal.
Posted In: Congress, scoring, CBO, Fiscal policy
Healthcare

PODCAST: Opening borders to doctors

Jan 8, 2015
The winners and losers of oil prices, health insurance premiums, and opening borders to foreign doctors.
Olympic rings on the Thames River in 2012  in Greenwich, England.

Examining the return on big-ticket civic investments

Jan 8, 2015
As four U.S. cities vie to host the 2024 Summer Games, we analyze what civic events make money.
Posted In: Olympics, Superbowl, Winter Olympics
A statue-like euro logo stands in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

For Europe, cheap oil is all boon and little bust

Jan 7, 2015
Europe has deflation fears, but falling prices caused by cheap oil are a stimulus.
Posted In: deflation, oil prices, europe economy

The age of the community banker

Jan 7, 2015
Why the President appointed a local banker to the Fed.
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Bankers

PODCAST: Expensive scallops

Jan 7, 2015
Community bankers in the fed, payday loan regulations, and expensive Maine scallops.
United Auto Workers walk along the assembly line at Ford's Chicago assembly plant.

Cost of saving factory jobs via lower wages

Jan 7, 2015
Employment in auto industry's at pre-recession levels but jobs aren't same quality.
Posted In: auto industry, workers wages, factory jobs, lower wages

Consumer prices slip in the eurozone

Jan 7, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

PODCAST: A more secure smartphone

Jan 6, 2015
The effects of cheap oil, the Keystone pipeline, and building a secure smartphone.
Outside the Capitol Building today in Washington, D.C. Today Congress convene the first session of the 114th Congress with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate.

A particularly fresh-faced Congress

Jan 6, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

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