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PODCAST: AirTran gets grounded

Dec 31, 2014
Interest rates for 2015, Uber's big night, and AirTran gets grounded.

AirTran Folds its wings

Dec 31, 2014
After four years, Southwest Airlines officially acquires AirTran.
Posted In: Airlines, southwest, mergers
New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight Wednesday.

Catching an Uber on New Year's Eve? It'll cost you

Dec 31, 2014
Uber's "surge pricing" policy means prices go up when demand is high.
Posted In: Uber, new years eve, consumer demand, surge pricing
Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and a giant visual aid.

'Fiscal year' explainer ... in verse!

Dec 30, 2014
The mnemonic device you've been waiting for: Limerick defines a fiscal year.
Posted In: fiscal year, limericks
A sign inviting job applications is posted in the window of a Domino's Pizza in Albany, California.

Consumer confidence on the rise at year's end

Dec 30, 2014
“People expect the economy to improve, and their personal finances to improve."
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer behavior, unemployement

A very merry Christmas for Apple

Dec 30, 2014
Here are the numbers we're watching and reading for Tuesday.

The state of manufacturing in the states

Dec 30, 2014
And the danger of heralding the return of manufacturing to the U.S.
Posted In: manufacturing, Industry, employment
The entrance of the Ebola treatment centre of aid agency Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres). The charity is one of many that share donor information.

The charity you support could share your info

Dec 29, 2014
Just as for-profit companies share your data, so do some charities.
Posted In: nonprofits, charities, doctors without borders
Signs advertising deep discounts are typical in the days after Christmas. This one is at a store in Wellington, New Zealand.

The science and art of stocking holiday shelves

Dec 26, 2014
Retailers make educated guesses when ordering inventory. Their misfires make great after-Christmas deals.
Posted In: sales, Retail, holidays
A worker punches his time card as he arrives at French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen's factory.

Rebounding economy could mean more pay raises

Dec 26, 2014
2015: The return of the raise?
Posted In: raises, pay raise