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Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:

The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

Monday, December 22, 2014

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.

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3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

Friday, December 19, 2014

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

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Economists: Congress Gets A Hat Tip (Barely) For Its Efforts

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Congress passed no laws addressing the minimum wage, tax reform, trade or immigration this year. But judged by the low recent standards, lawmakers got light applause from economists.

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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Monday, December 08, 2014

President Obama is pushing for massive trade deals with Asian and European nations. Critics say the trade negotiations, which are conducted in private, aren't facing enough scrutiny.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Friday, December 05, 2014

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gas isn't the only thing that's cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.

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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.

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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.

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Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.

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Thumbs-Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Besides electing lawmakers, voters settled ballot initiatives affecting everything from soda-pop taxes to fracking to marijuana sales.

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Thumbs Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a nonbinding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.

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Five Reasons Why Your Financial Outlook Just Got Better

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.

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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.

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Halloween-Thanksgiving-Hanukkah-Christmas-New-Year Buying Begins

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.

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Taylor Swift Sells White Noise In Canada

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A single for Taylor Swift's upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.

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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

Friday, October 17, 2014

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

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World Bank Says Ebola Could Inflict Enormous Economic Losses

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But that growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Disease, War And Terrorism Are Dimming Economic Prospects, Especially In Africa

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent

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U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead

Friday, October 03, 2014

A century ago, U.S. manufacturers were building a mountain of wealth that unskilled workers could climb. Today, economists see U.S. factories flourishing but say workers will see fewer opportunities.

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Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.

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