Richard M. Daley served as mayor of Chicago for twenty-two years, from 1989-2011, surpassing the record for longevity set by his father. Shortly after ending his term as mayor, Daley became a director of the Coca Cola Company. He received...Show More Summary
The FTC probe comes just a day after hedge fund manager William Ackman renewed his attacks on the company
In choosing to be called "chair" -- not "chairwoman" -- of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen shows that leadership should be genderless
Economists at a major Canadian bank took aim at the post-recession actions of Canada’s former top central banker, Mark Carney, arguing his policies led to an over-valued Canadian dollar and plant closures, and left an economy "struggling to wean itself off homebuilding."
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Read Essentials, chs. 10, 11, 12, and 14 before spring vacation Problem Set 4 out Wednesday night March 12: Introduction to Macroeconomics Administrivia Introduction A Quick Historical Tour of the U.S. since 2000 The Income-Expenditure...Show More Summary
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Private employers are boosting their workers’ compensation at the fastest quarterly pace since before the recession. But the gain was driven disproportionately by benefits, a new Labor Department report showed.
The president's new plan might require overtime pay for white-collar workers earning less than $50,000 a year
Trulia used its housing data to identify the cities with the highest, and lowest, levels of income inequality.
Several years ago I started following the Sacramento market to look for changes in the mix of houses sold (conventional, REOs, and short sales). For a long time, not much changed. But over the last 2+ years we've seen some significant...Show More Summary
For now, lower-wage jobs are increasingly being held for longer periods by older, better-educated, more experienced worker
Owners of 1.6 million recalled vehicles can use a free GM loaner vehicle or $500 towards a new car
Yelp ratings and reviews now show up in some Yahoo searches
Wall Street has officially embraced bitcoin. And why not? They can scalp fractions of bitcoins just as easily as fractions of pennies. The Wall Street Journal reports Perseus, Atlas Launch Global Bitcoin Trading PlatformHigh-speed telecommunications...Show More Summary
Eduardo Porter picks up on the fashion book of the week, Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century. The punchline, which Porter accurately conveys, is that we are on a path of ever greater concentration of wealth and income. Piketty's...Show More Summary
(March 12, 2014 03:29 PM, by David Henderson) It is a mistake to say that Adam Smith unambiguously favored retaliatory tariffs. Russ Roberts called my attention to a mistake in my bio of Adam Smith in The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. I had bought the conventional wisdom on... (0 COMMENTS)