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All the President's Pens

Mar 26, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
Committee chair Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) spoke during a U.S. House Budget Committee markup on the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The sequester's not-so-stringent budget cap

Mar 25, 2015
The Budget Control Act of 2011 is supposed to cap government spending.
Posted In: budget, sequestration, congressional budget

State pension checkup: Better, still not great

Mar 25, 2015
The economic recovery means smaller liabilities for public pension funds.
Posted In: pension, pension funds
Shares slump after Kraft recalls over 6 million boxes of macaroni and cheese.

It's the cheesiest...and now the ketchup-iest, too

Mar 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

Women in construction: few and far between

Mar 24, 2015
Women make up fewer than 3 percent of construction workers.
Posted In: women jobs race economy, employment, construction

Health-conscious consumers reach for spices

Mar 24, 2015
Americans' growing preference for home-cooked meals helps the spice industry.
Posted In: food industry, Big Food, spice and seasonings industry


Mar 24, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Existing home sales report reveals caution

Mar 23, 2015
Existing home sales report shows cautious homeowners and home buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home sales, housing crisis
A bronze statue of a bull fighting with a bear is displayed at the Museum of American Finance on Wall St. in New York City

America's next financial crisis?

Mar 23, 2015
Author Michael Lewis talks about high-frequency trading, a year after "Flash Boys"
Posted In: high frequency trading, Books, Michael Lewis, Wall Street
Pedestrians cross a street in front of a Starbucks.

Starbucks amends (but doesn't end) race initiative

Mar 23, 2015
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says the 'Race Together' initiative will continue.
Posted In: starbucks, coffee, race, ethnicity