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An employee counts $100 notes.

How the U.S. might get to wage growth

Nov 7, 2014
There's plenty of job growth. Wage growth? Not so much.
Posted In: Jobs, job growth, wages, wage growth
Joanely Carrero restocks shelves at a Target store.

Take the jobs report with a grain of salt

Nov 7, 2014
And maybe some pepper too. We don't actually know how many jobs there are.
Posted In: jobs report, unemployment rate, bureau of labor statistics
Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle.

Low gas prices: exciting. Global warming: borrring.

Nov 7, 2014
Falling gas prices have been big news all week, but as the mid-term elections showed, for American voters, the flip side of cheap gas -- climate change – is a low urgency issue.
Posted In: climate change, urgency, gas prices
Job Fair in San Francisco

Good news and bad news on jobs

Nov 7, 2014
The economy added 214,000 new jobs last month, but that's not the full picture.
Posted In: Jobs, bureau of labor statistics, Unemployment
The MicroTAC 9800x phone from 1989 was the ETACS standard.

Your cell phone bill isn't as high as it used to be

Nov 7, 2014
The average monthly cell phone bill has dropped from an inflation adjusted $151 back in 1989, to $47 now.
Posted In: cell phones, inflation, Personal Finance

The labor force participation rate is at a low point (updated)

Nov 7, 2014
While the unemployment rate has improved, other statistics tell a different story.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, bureau of labor statistics
U.S. President Barack Obama.

Free trade on the agenda for Obama's Asia trip

Nov 7, 2014
A deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be seen by many as a win.
Posted In: Obama, asia, China, economic objectives, international

The numbers for November 6, 2014

Nov 6, 2014
A plan is coming together to resuscitate the eurozone. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: Europe, malware, disney, election 2016

Trucking on, 60 hours a week, for 10 more years

Nov 5, 2014
For trucker Don Holzschuh, the last 18 months haven't much improved the economy.
Posted In: don holzschuh, your economy, midterm elections
Opponents of hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' hold placards during a rally in Lafayette Square, across from the White House.

Texas oil town votes to ban fracking

Nov 5, 2014
Denton, a college town in the middle of the oil patch, overwhelmingly votes against more fracking.
Posted In: denton, fracking, oil industry

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