Business at a glance

Where in the world are the important financial centers?

Nov 24, 2014
Here are the stories we're reading and numbers we're watching Monday morning.
A screenshot from a video game prototype by human resources firm Mercer that simulates the experience of working on an oil rig.

Good at video games? That could land you a job.

Nov 21, 2014
Companies are using video games to determine whether job candidates are the right fit.
Posted In: hiring, video games, job market
President Barack Obama announced executive actions on U.S. immigration policy Thursday during a nationally televised address from the White House. Several key industries will be affected by his announcement.

The economic impact of Obama's immigration reform

Nov 21, 2014
Obama's executive action on immigration will affect more immigrants than any previous immigration action by a sitting president. The centerpiece will provide protection from deportation and a path to a work permit for about 4 million unauthorized immigrants.
Posted In: Immigration, immigration reform, Jobs, industries

The logistics (and costs) of moving an NFL game

Nov 21, 2014
Teams have specific needs. Not just any hotel will do. Nor will just any food.
Posted In: NFL, Buffalo, polar vortex, snow, American Football
Everybody needs to cuddle.

Professional cuddlers for hire in Portland

Nov 21, 2014
$60 will buy you an hour of platonic cuddling at a new business, Cuddle Up to Me.
Posted In: cuddling shop, odd jobs, Portland
 A cable car passes by a Wells Fargo bank in San Francisco. P Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo reported earnings Tuesday that show how the "American bank" has changed since the financial crisis.

Cutting interest rates on student debt

Nov 21, 2014
Wells Fargo has launched a loan modification program for student loan customers.
Posted In: student loan, student loan debt
McDonald's french fries sit under a heat lamp at a restaurant in San Francisco.

McDonald's is not lovin' GMO potato

Nov 20, 2014
McDonald's appears to agree with customers who see new FDA-approved genetically modified potato as unhealthy.
Posted In: GMOS, McDonald's, Health, nutrition
The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, California.

What an influx of legal workers might mean

Nov 20, 2014
With a policy change, nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants could be authorized to work legally.
Posted In: illegal immigrants, immigrants, employment, Jobs
Netflix streams on a laptop and cellphone. The vide- streaming service is responsible for 35 percent of bandwidth usage in North America, according to a recent study.

Netflix is king of bandwidth in North America

Nov 20, 2014
The latest in "how-many-caveats-can-fit-in-one-statistic" news.
Posted In: netflix, bandwidth, video streaming, hulu, Amazon

Predicting Apple's next big move

Nov 20, 2014
The stories we're reading - and numbers we're watching - Thursday.
Posted In: apple, disney, merchandising, Beats by Dre
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