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Nevada Supreme Court faces budget shortfall

Apr 3, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court's budget is linked to the number of traffic tickets.
Posted In: Nevada, tickets, police, government funding

The economics of arcade claw games

Apr 3, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.

What to look for in the jobs report, in four charts

Apr 3, 2015
As the unemployment rate falls, are more people coming back into the labor force?
Posted In: jobs report, numbers, economic recovery, low wages

The National Park Service's $11.5 billion repair bill

Apr 3, 2015
Much of that money is needed to repair the National Mall in Washington.
Posted In: National Park Service, abraham lincoln, washington dc
Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave remarks at the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research conference about the need for more research about trends that impact individual income inequality, on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.

What can the Fed do about income inequality?

Apr 2, 2015
The Fed's mandate is to monitor only employment and inflation.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, income inequality, Federal Reserve

A new credit score gives credit for paying phone bills

Apr 2, 2015
Still in a pilot phase, the new score would help people with no credit cards.
Posted In: FICO, Credit card, mastercard, bills
Activists protest in March outside of a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California.

Ba da ba ba ba...I'm just ok with it

Apr 2, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
A McDonald's employee prepares an order at a McDonald's restaurant in San Francisco, California

McDonald's to boost wages for 90,000 workers

Apr 1, 2015
Average hourly wages will rise to $9.90 for 1,500 locations the company runs directly.
Posted In: McDonald's, minimum wage, Walmart
 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana.

How discrimination fits into the business model

Apr 1, 2015
Businesses can bounce unwanted customers, but not whole classes of customers.
Posted In: Indiana, gay rights, customer service

Dayton bucks a population decline

Apr 1, 2015
Welcoming immigrants has helped Dayton reverse its economic prospects.
Posted In: turkey, Dayton, six routes

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