Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 6, 2012 What baristas and tailors and over-educated sandwich-makers tell us about the economy.
Jul 5, 2012 The home lender Countrywide gave preferential treatment to members of Congress, their staffs and employees of Fannie Mae in order to win influence in government, according to a long-awaited review by a House committee.
Jun 27, 2012 By taking a note from our neighbors in Great Britain. Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner explains why he thinks U.S. Congress should borrow the U.K. tradition of the Prime Minister's Question Time.
Jun 25, 2012 House lawmakers have until the end of the week to deal with two big economic issues. One is a two year transportation funding bill that puts about three million jobs at stake. The other is how to keep student loan interest rates from doubling for millions of new borrowers.
Jun 15, 2012 Annual disclosure forms show investments, liabilities, and other sources of income. This week's filings were the last before a broader new rule goes into effect.
May 29, 2012 There's a long list of legislative issues on hold. Blame the upcoming election.
May 18, 2012 Lulu DeCarrone was tired of laptoppers turning her New Haven coffee shop into a silent crypt, so she cut them off. And business has never been better.
May 8, 2012 Dunkin’ Donuts launches a flagship outlet in New Delhi, with a full snack menu strategy. It aims to get a jump on Starbucks in India.
May 7, 2012 Here's a phrase you'll begin to hear a lot in Congress: sequestered cuts. Today, the House begins debate on how to deal with the debt crisis.
May 3, 2012 Starbucks is working with a pioneer in microlending in developing countries - the Grameen Foundation - to lend money to small coffee farmers.