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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.

PODCAST: Popular polar bears

Jan 5, 2015
Euros, interest rates, and polar bears.

2015 could be the year the Fed hikes interest rates

Jan 5, 2015
How much could interest rates go up this year? And what would that mean for consumers?
Posted In: The Fed, interest rates, bankrate

The euro drops to a nine-year low

Jan 5, 2015
The numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.

PODCAST: Maybe don't hit the gym

Jan 2, 2015
Foreign currency shifts, ads before "I Have a Dream," and broken new year's resolutions.
The Chicago skyline.

Illinois faces sudden drop in state tax

Jan 2, 2015
Temporary tax increases expire, reducing Illinois revenue amid budget shortfalls.
Posted In: Illinois, Taxes, state taxes
Scene from the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Inside the CIA's crystal ball for 2015

Jan 1, 2015
In 2000, the CIA made 70 pages worth of predictions for 2015. They didn't get everything right.
Posted In: cia, predictions, 2015, population
An uncut sheet of $10 bills.

Wage rises for new federal contractors

Jan 1, 2015
Raise to $10.10 per hour was promised in last year's State of the Union.
Posted In: minimum wage, ten dollars, State of the Union

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