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Screenshot of Candy Crush Saga logo from King Digital Entertainment PLC,

App sales plateau in the age of 'freemium'

Feb 6, 2015
Free to download, apps have items for sale. Business model tantalizes developers.
Posted In: freemium, apps, app store

Beware: The Left Shark is litigious

Feb 6, 2015
The numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.

Lack of paid sick leave endangers healthy workers

Feb 5, 2015
Restaurant and retail workers are the least likely to get paid sick days.
Posted In: sick day, waiters, Retail
Max Dickstein stands with supporters of Ross Ulbricht in front of a Manhattan courthouse. Ulbricht was found guilty and could face life in prison.

We find the defendant, :-(

Feb 5, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House February 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

The President's defense budget 'hike'

Feb 4, 2015
These days, defense spending is about more than just the Pentagon's budget.
Posted In: defense secretary, Barack Obama, budget

A cold glass of inflation to go with your cookies

Feb 4, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
President Obama speaks about the administration's fiscal year 2016 budget request released Feb. 2, 2015.

More jobs research? Add it to the budget

Feb 3, 2015
Data on "the quits rate" will track those who leave jobs in search of something better.
Posted In: jobs number, fiscal budget, Barack Obama

What's changed in the credit ratings business?

Feb 3, 2015
"Transformed" industry has more regulatory oversight and internal safeguards.
Posted In: ratings agencies, S&P, mortgage crisis
A 5 million denomination note sits atop a stack of notes for the new Monopoly City version of the classic board game.

How to avoid raising a spoiled brat

Feb 3, 2015
... or how to raise kids who are smart about money.
Posted In: spoiled kids, children, Kids and money

Secret sauce, public sale

Feb 3, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.