Life at a glance

The sweet story behind the U.S. Senate 'candy desk'

Sep 12, 2014
A legacy of Sen. George Murphy, "an old song-and-dance man" with a sweet tooth.
Posted In: candy, Senate

PODCAST: Walmart's new wardrobe

Sep 12, 2014
FEMA asks for a refund, Walmart has a new uniform, and a primer on inflation.

PODCAST: Kroger is hiring

Sep 11, 2014
A weak job market, but Kroger is hiring, and teaching becomes more prestigious.

Anxieties of flying have waned... for the most part

Sep 11, 2014
Airlines used to struggle with a public fear of flying around September 11.
Posted In: september 11, Airlines, flying
Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules

PODCAST: The spinning wheel of death

Sep 10, 2014
A cautious market stance, net neutrality protests, and Minecraft's big pricetag.

PODCAST: Apple's payment plan

Sep 9, 2014
Frictionless payment, the JOLTS report, and measuring economic security.
American workforce

Americans never stop working

Sep 8, 2014
In case you needed data to prove it.
Posted In: workforce, weekends, night shift

It's not you, it's my cost-benefit calculations

Sep 8, 2014
A commentary from McSweeney's.
Posted In: Commentary, humor, big data

PODCAST: Millennials aren't building credit

Sep 8, 2014
Millennials prefer debit, Congress cooperates, and salsa grows in popularity.

PODCAST: Colleges join ESPN

Sep 5, 2014
A disappointing jobs number, immigrants may lose insurance, and schools join ESPN3.
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