Features by Audrey Quinn

Rethinking how the inflation rate is calculated

Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sends hundreds of workers out to stores to gather prices of about 80,000 goods and services. But there's a new computer program that combs through the Internet and grabs prices.
Posted In: inflation

Millennials likely to take debt to their graves

A new study suggests Gen Y borrowers shows their repayment patterns don’t match up with past generations. (And that’s not a good thing.)
Posted In: credit card debt, debt, Millennial Generation

Headhunters adapt to gig-based economy

As the creative economy moves toward contract work, headhunters are evolving their approach to business, as well.
Posted In: freelancing, headhunting, freelance

The math behind tracking holiday packages

So how do all those packages really get from point A to point B anyway?
Posted In: free shipping, shipping, UPS

New Yorkers sell gas on the black market

New York's state attorney general investigates price gouging as Craigslist ads sell gas for $20 a gallon.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, gas, gas prices, New York

Going inside the lab behind new flavors

Snack makers come out with new flavors every year. Many of those new tastes get their start in labs off of the New Jersey Turnpike.
Posted In: Food

For some, freelance gigs trump full-time jobs

Designers, videographers and other workers in the creative economy are embracing the flexibility of contract work, even though they have to sacrifice stability.
Posted In: freelance, freelancing


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