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A hiring sign is posted on a shop window in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Improved job creation expected for November

Dec 5, 2014
A strong hiring season for seasonal retail jobs is also expected.
Posted In: jobs report, jobs numbers, seasonal hiring
Penguins dressed in Christmas tree costumes.

Christmas comes early, via the November jobs report

Dec 5, 2014
Here are the numbers we're watching and reading on Friday.

Barnes & Noble move may signal a spinoff

Dec 4, 2014
Bookseller bought back Microsoft's stake. But it's still unclear if company might split in two.
Posted In: Nook, ebooks, e-books
Toddlers eat lunch at the federally funded Head Start school in Woodbourne, New York.

The baby bust: U.S. births at record low

Dec 4, 2014
Fertility rates are at a record low in the US.
Posted In: baby bust, fertility, economic recovery
The Star Apartments under construction in December 2012 in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

Cutting health costs by subsidizing housing

Dec 4, 2014
Experiment in housing for homeless is completed in L.A. – and health-care costs fall.
Posted In: homeless, Skid Row, Housing, health care
Activists protest in March outside of a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California.

Millions are paid less than minimum wage, study says

Dec 4, 2014
Between 3.5 and 6.5 percent of workers are making less than they should.
Posted In: minimum wage, wage theft

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

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