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In police killings, numbers are scarce or inaccurate

May 15, 2015
Why is it so hard to get these life and death numbers?
Posted In: homicides, police, data
cell phone use

What's the hang-up with collecting phone data?

May 15, 2015
We put the spy practice through a cost-benefit analysis.
Posted In: data, NSA leaks, telephone records

How much are our feelings worth?

May 15, 2015
New consumer sentiment numbers come out tomorrow – and they’re not (all) free.
Posted In: data, consumer sentiment, consumers
Equal Pay Day serves as a reminder of the wage gap that exists between men and women.

A look at the gender wage gap across the US

Apr 14, 2015
Data show varying levels of pay disparity between men and women across the U.S.
Posted In: pay gap, gender, data
Doctors face serious limitations in sharing patient information to improve patient health.

In world of health data, enemies may become friends

Mar 10, 2015
Sharing patient information is a key to improving patient health.
Posted In: ACOs, hospitals, data, health care
Cisco CEO John Chambers, one of the many, many CEOs named John.

Among CEOs, women are outnumbered by men named John

Mar 2, 2015
On the S&P, there are four Johns, Roberts Williams or Jameses for every female CEO
Posted In: gender equality, ceo, data
There are many factors involved in the fluctuation of oil prices.

Why oil prices move up and down so much

Feb 26, 2015
Predicting global supply and demand is enormously complicated
Posted In: oil prices, traders, data, oil markets

Student data and school attendance

Nov 21, 2014
Schools are gathering data on kids, and as student databases grow, so does the ability of technology to predict how or what a kid might do next.
Posted In: Education, data, schools, students
A visitor to the Google office in Berlin looks at a three-dimensional rendering of Manhattan while using Google Earth.

Regaining control of your online data

Nov 18, 2014
In a culture shift, new apps and sites help users protect and erase private data.
Posted In: privacy, data, security
Elise Ariel, a 37-year-old legal assistant, shopped recently at Century 21 in Manhattan. “How do I feel about sales? Like a moth to a flame,” she said.

The thrill of the hunt for discount prices

Nov 18, 2014
Why don’t aggregators compare prices of retail items like clothing? Because neither retailers nor shoppers really want them to.
Posted In: discounts, aggregation, data, sales

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