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In Chicago, pedestrians walk by a furniture store, where sales can help indicate broader economic trends.

Here's why we care about durable goods

May 26, 2015
Think of it as an optimism indicator.
Posted In: durable goods, consumers, consumable goods

Today in marketing to Millennials: Disney's news site

May 26, 2015
Here are the numbers we're watching and stories we're reading Tuesday.

John Nash's 'beautiful' contribution to economics

May 25, 2015
Mathematician's game theory work benefited business, politics and social science.
Posted In: john nash, game theory, Economics

Funeral home fraud rose in 2014, FTC probe finds

May 25, 2015
Rules prevent sale of unneeded items. Directors association says its complicated.
Posted In: funerals, FTC, burials
Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Late springs warms up housing

May 25, 2015
After a dismal kickoff to 2015, the housing economy is picking up.
Posted In: housing bubble, buying a home, home building
Shoppers walk along Lexington Avenue in New York City in April. Consumer prices rose 0.1 percent last month.

Why the CPI doesn't figure in the Fed's calculations

May 22, 2015
Consumer prices ticked up just a 10th of a percent last month, the Labor Department reports.
Posted In: Consumer Price Index, Federal Reserve, Labor Department
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States take back some economic incentives

May 22, 2015
Businesses that don't make good on promised jobs are seeing their benefits suspended.
Posted In: IBM, incentives, businesses

We're getting double the unicorns this year

May 22, 2015
Here are the stories we're reading and numbers we're watching Friday.

How the Disney 'ecosystem' works

May 21, 2015
Disney thrives on an almost self-sustaining business model.
Posted In: disney, theme parks, merchandise

An egg-cellent shortage of eggs

May 21, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.