Money Talking

Money Talking: Stock Market Rises as Sequester Looms

Friday, March 01, 2013

The Dow is hovering near record highs even as massive federal spending cuts are coming.  Is there a bubble in the making?

+ Hospitals, Researchers to be Hard Hit by Sequester

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The Takeaway

The Pros and Cons of Telecommuting

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Since being named CEO of Yahoo seven months ago, Marissa Mayer has consistently made the headlines. On of the biggest headlines yet might be about her new policy, announced last Friday, ending all telecommuting. Why did she do it?

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Transportation Nation

Is D.C. a Telecommuting Mecca?

Friday, July 23, 2010

(Washington, DC - David Schultz, WAMU News)  Numbers don't lie, but statistics often do. Take this one, for example:  Around 10 percent of federal employees across the country telecommute at least once a week, according to a survey released this week by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Transportation Planning Board.

Ten percent - sounds reasonable, right?

That number is essentially an average.  And, as my college statistics professor was fond of saying, if Bill Gates walks into a bar, everyone in that bar suddenly becomes a billionaire, on average. In other words, averages can be misleading.

And that's especially true for this figure.

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