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Economy at a glance

In Context: Algorithms in business

Dec 19, 2014
In New York City, when it rains, something interesting happens
Posted In: algorithms

Chicken of the sea is nothing to squawk at

Dec 19, 2014
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
Oil workers on a rig in Midland County, Texas.

How the oil boom woke up a Texas town

Dec 18, 2014
Kai talks with Adrian DeLeon, the mayor of Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Posted In: Oil, texas, fracking, eagle ford shale
A used fuel barrel sits in the Yazoo River floodwaters near Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Oil prices scrape bottom of the barrel

Dec 18, 2014
Most of the cost of oil can be attributed to exploration, drilling and pumping.
Posted In: barrel, Oil, oil costs, barrel of oil
The skyline of Washington, D.C.

Leading indicators released for the month

Dec 18, 2014
Unlike lagging indicators, these give us a snapshot of the economy as it stands.
Posted In: leading indicators, lagging indicators, Economy, US economy

Cellphones bring new leverage for farm workers

Dec 18, 2014
Workers in Washington state apple orchards use phones to find best-paying jobs.
Posted In: farm workers, farmers
Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California.

Your move, Netflix

Dec 18, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.

Movie theaters can choose not to show 'The Interview'

Dec 17, 2014
This, and other numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Pedestrians walk past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow.

When the ruble falls, who hears it?

Dec 16, 2014
Ruble decline hurts Russians most, which could be a problem for everyone.
Posted In: ruble, Russia, russia central bank, global investors, global market
A Russian ruble coin is pictured in front of the Kremlin in central Moscow.

Russia ramps up response as ruble plummets

Dec 16, 2014
Dramatic interest rate hikes are a first step, but Russia's economy will need more.
Posted In: ruble, Russia, debt, interest rates
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