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The US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Congress' long to-do list may make it more productive

Dec 8, 2014
Lame-duck sessions of Congress are shouldering more of the workload.
Posted In: Congress, lame duck, productivity

Weekly Wrap: Gentrification and and the jobs report

Dec 5, 2014
We talk "York & Fig" on a national level and good news from the Labor Department.
Posted In: jobs report, gentrification

York & Fig: How gentrification flips a neighborhood

Dec 5, 2014
How do cheap mom & pop shops, check cashing places, and appliance repair stores get replaced by hot yoga studios, vegan-friendly restaurants, and third wave coffee shops?
Posted In: gentrification, highland park, Retail
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.
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

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.

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