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Janet Yellen

Behind the indicators: Job quality vs. job quantity

Aug 18, 2014
Many indicators regarding job quality are improving slowly — or not at all.
Posted In: part-time jobs, employees, The Fed

Why we should bring back the Postal Banking system

Aug 18, 2014
Almost every other country has a postal banking system that serves low-income customers. Why don't we?
Posted In: post office, UK, U.S. Postal Service

Owners of franchises may get more control

Aug 18, 2014
California may make it harder for companies to break with franchise owners.
Posted In: california, franchises
American consumers

Do consumers have to shop to save the economy?

Aug 15, 2014
Kai discusses the week that was.
Posted In: world economy, consumer behavior

US housing recovery still uneven

Aug 15, 2014
The standard playbook for an economic recovery often means you get the housing market going again. Anjili Raval from FT says we're not quite there yet.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, income inequality

Baseball players make out like one-percenters

Aug 15, 2014
Like other top earners, their pay went up much faster than the average worker's.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, business of sports

SWAT teams are a growing presence in law enforcement

Aug 15, 2014
Since the 1960s, more local police departments have added their own SWAT team.
Posted In: police, riots, Ferguson

End of the reel for old-school movie film?

Aug 14, 2014
Digital projection is a tough sell to arthouses and discount theaters.
Posted In: movie theaters, movies, film
Ice bucket challenge

Yes, the #icebucketchallenge is raising money

Aug 13, 2014
The national ALS association says that social media campaign? It's working.
Posted In: ICE, Charity, nonprofits
Consumer spending

Why isn’t the American consumer spending?

Aug 13, 2014
Retail sales stalled last month. They're at their weakest reading since January.
Posted In: consumer spending, Retail, low wage

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