The business of predicting the box office
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The pace of hiring all but ground to a halt in February. Then: What happens to the 1,500 laid-off workers at GM's Lordstown, Ohio plant? Plus, how experts track and predict box office numbers.
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Making sense of housing market data
It's more straightforward than it seems.
Job creation stalls in February as unemployment falls and wages rise
Strikingly low job growth weighs strongly on the side of the Fed not raising rates in the coming months.
GM shifts gears in Ohio, winding down production at Lordstown plant
For 1,500 workers, the road ahead is an uncertain one.
Norway's wealth fund to divest from some oil companies
Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is planning to shed some of its oil investments. While the move has been celebrated as a big win by environmentalists, its motivations have more to do with economics than climate change. The Norwegian government, which gets 20 percent of its revenue from the petroleum sector, said Friday it […]
How to predict box office numbers for movies like "Captain Marvel"?
It's a time-consuming endeavor.
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Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer