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Kailah Johnson, 5, a pre-k student home from school with citywide closure, joined her mother in a neighborhood clean-up crew the morning after citywide riots over the death of Freddie Gray on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Baltimore and the cost of rioting

Apr 29, 2015
What will be the economic impact of the social unrest happening in Baltimore?
Posted In: Baltimore, riots, tourism
A smartphone displays the 'Uber' mobile application which allows users to hail private-hire cars from any location.

Uber wants to be the Uber of merchant delivery

Apr 29, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

Japan's trade negotiations may be troubled by currency

Apr 28, 2015
Some are claiming the Bank of Japan is manipulating currency.
Posted In: Japan, currency, Bank of Japan, Shinzo Abe

GDP in Portlandia

Apr 28, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

Proposal would cut military pension and add a 401(k)

Apr 27, 2015
Congress may pass a bill to lower 20-year military servicemembers' pensions.
A restaurant worker fills an order at a Chipotle restaurant in Miami, Florida.

I'll take a burrito, hold the GMOs

Apr 27, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.

The biggest, baddest black markets in the US

Apr 24, 2015
A snapshot of what the black market says about us.
Posted In: black market, Taxes, statistics, drugs

What's in a $12 minimum wage?

Apr 24, 2015
A proposal is expected next week to increase the federal minimum wage to $12.
Posted In: minimum wage, labor groups, Congress

The cable giant that wasn't

Apr 24, 2015
Here are the numbers we are watching on Friday.
President Obama speaks during a meeting with leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in November of last year.

Pacific trade and the fear of currency manipulation

Apr 23, 2015
The President faces opposition to having more authority on Pacific nation trade.
Posted In: President Obama, trading, Pacific nations