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Jan 12, 2015
The numbers we're watching and reading for Monday.

Why are there so few $2 bills?

Jan 9, 2015
The saga of America's most misunderstood currency note.
Posted In: $2 bill, currency, printing, Money
Fast food and health care workers, and their supporters, march on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles to demand the minimum wage be increased to $15 per hour.

Jobs are rebounding. Why are wages stagnant?

Jan 9, 2015
More jobs should demand for and higher wages, but that isn't happening.
Posted In: jobs report, wage growth, economic trends

The next generation of Social Security

Jan 9, 2015
Boomer retirement and what it means for the program's future
Posted In: Inheritance, Social Security
A woman uses the iPhone application Spotify to stream music.

PODCAST: Cellphones in schools

Jan 9, 2015
The December jobs report, cell phones in NYC schools, and a wrap up of CES for 2015.
Shawneeka Woodard fills out a job form at the Diversity Job Fair at a New York City hotel in 2008.

A year in jobs reports

Jan 9, 2015
As the numbers for December come in, we take a look back at 2014.
Posted In: jobs report, employment, unemployement
A house on the market in Hollywood, Florida.

Obama's latest move to boost housing market

Jan 8, 2015
President reduces FHA insurance rate, but how much of a difference can $900 make?
Posted In: housing market, Barack Obama
Members of the 114th Congress in the House chamber this week in Washington, D.C.

House changes how bills are evaluated

Jan 8, 2015
"Dynamic scoring" of bills sounds boring, but it’s actually a big deal.
Posted In: Congress, scoring, CBO, Fiscal policy
Healthcare

PODCAST: Opening borders to doctors

Jan 8, 2015
The winners and losers of oil prices, health insurance premiums, and opening borders to foreign doctors.
Olympic rings on the Thames River in 2012  in Greenwich, England.

Examining the return on big-ticket civic investments

Jan 8, 2015
As four U.S. cities vie to host the 2024 Summer Games, we analyze what civic events make money.
Posted In: Olympics, Superbowl, Winter Olympics

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