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A question of numbers and geography

Jun 2, 2014
Where are you the happiest?
Posted In: numbers, GDP, Numbers week
Elvis on Toast

Taking the retail sales number too seriously

May 13, 2014
Retail sales for April were disappointing, but month-to-month data is problematic.
Posted In: retail sales, numbers
Job Seekers Look For Employment Opportunities At Career Fair

Questioning the reliability of ADP job numbers

Apr 3, 2014
Economists have been riled up over differences between job numbers from the payroll processor ADP and federal figures.
Posted In: adp, numbers

Largest prime number: Still just a slice of pi

Feb 6, 2013
A discovery of a lifetime (at least for the math geeks among us): the largest prime number in the world.
Posted In: numbers, math

The problem with statistical models and forecasting

Sep 27, 2012
Author Nate Silver discusses why he believes that numbers are part of the challenge in painting a clear picture of the American economy.
Posted In: statistics, forecasting, numbers

The job challenge in a picture

Jun 23, 2011
Three years after the recession officially ended in June 2009 some 24.6 million people are unemployed, underemployed, and marginally employed....
Posted In: numbers

Hopefully, compromise prevails

Jun 20, 2011
The current negotiation over the debt limit is critical for the economy. Here's one way of measuring the stakes....
Posted In: debt, numbers

Insider games

May 31, 2011
There's a vote tonight (Tuesday evening) on raising the federal government's debt limit ceiling. House Republicans are bringing up the vote even...
Posted In: debt, numbers

To TIP or not to TIP

May 9, 2011
The Marketwatch headline grabbed my attention: Holding TIPS will make you poorer. It's by columnist Brett Arends....
Posted In: Investing, numbers

Paradigm shift

Apr 29, 2011
Is the ghost of Thomas Malthus stalking the global economy? It sure seems like it....
Posted In: Investing, numbers

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