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Cellphones bring new leverage for farm workers

Dec 18, 2014
Workers in Washington state apple orchards use phones to find best-paying jobs.
Posted In: farm workers, farmers
Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California.

Your move, Netflix

Dec 18, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.

Movie theaters can choose not to show 'The Interview'

Dec 17, 2014
This, and other numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Pedestrians walk past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow.

When the ruble falls, who hears it?

Dec 16, 2014
Ruble decline hurts Russians most, which could be a problem for everyone.
Posted In: ruble, Russia, russia central bank, global investors, global market
A Russian ruble coin is pictured in front of the Kremlin in central Moscow.

Russia ramps up response as ruble plummets

Dec 16, 2014
Dramatic interest rate hikes are a first step, but Russia's economy will need more.
Posted In: ruble, Russia, debt, interest rates
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

How will the Fed respond to plummeting oil prices?

Dec 16, 2014
Cheap oil could make the Fed cautious about raising interest rates. Or not.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices, The Fed, Federal Reserve
: A board outside an exchange office in central Moscow lists foreign-currency rates against the Russian ruble.

Pulling the ruble out of the rubble

Dec 16, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
It costs 1.66 cents to make a penny.

We lost $100 million making pennies and nickels

Dec 15, 2014
Dreadful penny and nickel news, but cheaper copper shaves millions off the loss.
Posted In: pennies, Nickels, the mint, coins
Hillary Clinton, at an event at the University of Miamis BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Closing the gender gap

Dec 15, 2014
Women's global economic and social issues are entering the age of big data.
Posted In: gender gap, women, hillary clinton, social issues, big data

The 'one percent' lead holiday retail

Dec 15, 2014
Luxury retail has rebounded sooner and stronger than the rest of the market.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Christmas, 1 percent

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