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Don't forget to tip...especially if you spend $300,000

Feb 19, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
Janet Yellen attends up to 11 meetings a day.

The hardest-working woman in monetary policy

Feb 18, 2015
If you didn't think Janet Yellen does anything with her time, well, now you know.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, meetings, Federal Reserve
Despite tales of a resurgent U.S. economy, industrial production and housing starts number still paint a picture of a struggling economy.

Searching for the economy's new normal

Feb 18, 2015
PPI, industrial production and housing starts numbers for January are okay, and they paint a picture of a still-struggling economy.
Posted In: Housing, gas prices, index

Exiting U.S. Attorney General's last act

Feb 18, 2015
Eric Holder is acting lawman one final time.
Posted In: Department of Justice, mortgage crisis, too big to fail

Chinese New Year by the numbers

Feb 18, 2015
A lot of travel, a lot of babies, a lot of lobster.
Mike Fullenkamp, a supervisor at the Fuyao plant, says he's been looking forward to Fuyao coming to town ever since the announcement over a year ago.

Chinese factories move to a new frontier: America

Feb 17, 2015
Chinese companies need more of the kinds of skilled labor available in the U.S.
Posted In: Dayton, China, manufacturing

You too can have a Nobel Prize

Feb 17, 2015
...if you have at least $150,000 to spare
Posted In: Nobel Prize, Economics
President Obama faces setback from Texas judge following challenge to his executive action on U.S. immigration policy

Texas ruling makes immigrants' future uncertain

Feb 17, 2015
A Texas judge has stayed President Obama’s executive action to stop millions of undocumented immigrants from facing deportation.
Posted In: Barack Obama, executive orders, Immigration, lawsuit

West Coast ports resume loading and unloading

Feb 17, 2015
...but dealing with backlog at West Coast docks could take weeks
Posted In: shipping ports, labor force, strike
Shawneeka Woodard fills out a job form at the Diversity Job Fair at a New York City hotel in 2008.

Research shows hiring bias based on self-identification

Feb 17, 2015
In a new study, candidates who identified as 'black' faced harsher prejudice.
Posted In: African American, hiring, employment

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