Economy at a glance

2015, the year of the high U.S. dollar

Jul 1, 2015
What a strong U.S. dollar means for companies doing business overseas.
Posted In: dollars, dollar, euro
Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers. A former Chipotle employee joined a class-action lawsuit against the company with claims related to unpaid overtime.

Working hard for the money — will overtime help?

Jun 30, 2015
President Obama has announced that he will update labor rules to allow workers extra pay for work.
Posted In: labor, overtime, working, employees

President Obama extends overtime pay to more workers

Jun 30, 2015
The proposal could mean bigger paychecks for up to five million workers.
Posted In: overtime, Barack Obama, management

Lessons from Cyprus on handling debt crisis

Jun 30, 2015
A look back at the 2013 debt crisis in Cyprus. Were lessons learned that could help Greece?
Posted In: Greece, Greek, IMF

I'm leaving on a (garbage-fueled) jet plane

Jun 30, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

Afghanistan increases opium production

Jun 29, 2015
Taliban threatens farmers, who also grow the crop for their own economic survival.
Posted In: opium, Heroin, afghanistan, study
McDonald's plan to turn the company around amid falling stock prices will focus on appeasing shareholders.

McDonald's on a McBike

Jun 29, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.

Opportunity in America: Then and now

Jun 26, 2015
Is the United States still an economic promised land?
Posted In: opportunity, past, future, america, employment

The tool kit for negotiating with Iran

Jun 26, 2015
Sanctions are the sharpest tool as John Kerry heads to Vienna for nuclear talks.
Posted In: Iran, nuclear power, John Kerry, Vienna

Facebook still lacking in diversity

Jun 26, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
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