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In Atlanta housing recovery, the neighborhood matters

Mar 12, 2015
Given two similar neighborhoods, prices in a predominantly white area bounce back faster than in a mainly minority one.
Posted In: Atlanta, housing crisis, housing recovery
The unhappy recipient of a badly cooked meal takes the offending dish to the kitchen to show the chef.

How bank stress tests are like restaurant inspections

Mar 12, 2015
The DOH does snap inspections, whereas banks have plenty of time to prepare.
Posted In: DOH, Fed, stress tests
A General Motors' worker assembles a Cadillac ATS on the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, 2012.

Ahead of labor talks, GM puts pressure on itself

Mar 11, 2015
GM's $10 billion shareholder payout could have autoworkers pushing for a raise.
Posted In: GM, labor, negotiations, United Auto Workers
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee February 24, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Banks prepare for round two of stress tests

Mar 11, 2015
Results are due Wednesday and not all banks might pass this time.
Posted In: Banks, banking, stress tests, lending, Federal Reserve
This is Janet Yellen.

Janet Yellen needs to work on her brand

Mar 10, 2015
Marketplace listeners are the 14 percent.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, economists
Audit from the Inspector General finds Social Security Administration lists more than 6 million people born before 1901 as still alive.

The cost of inefficient Social Security record keeping

Mar 10, 2015
Banks, the IRS and others rely on the "death master file."
Posted In: Social Security, audit, death

Why the stock market just dropped

Mar 10, 2015
The Dow and S&P 500 fell markedly on Tuesday, dropping into negative territory for the year. But what was the proximate cause?
Posted In: Wall Street, markets, Federal Reserve

Identifying the next Silicon Valley

Mar 10, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
A salesman shows off a Microsoft Surface outside a Microsoft pop-up store in New York.

It's getting harder to sell sales jobs

Mar 9, 2015
The tech industry is especially having difficulty finding qualified people who want to sell
Posted In: first job, sales, Jobs

Drawing the line between contributions and bribes

Mar 9, 2015
When it comes to a bribery investigation, a number of factors are considered.
Posted In: corruption, Senate, bribes, campaign contribution, government, Congress

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