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Read this: Promotions, Christmas trees, and Disneyland

By Chelsea Vail - December 18, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Who really benefits from corporate tax breaks?

By Dee Gill - December 18, 2014
In attempts to create jobs, states routinely promise millions of dollars in tax breaks to major corporations...

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Daily data: Homeowners subject to retail markups in boom times

By Dee Gill - December 16, 2014
If price for homes in your neighborhood are rising, there’s a good chance prices of goods at your local grocery store are getting higher, too.

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Did you participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

By Chelsea Vail - December 11, 2014
In October, we asked you to share your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video with us...

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Read this: Angels invest, crematoriums lie, workers regret

By Chelsea Vail - December 11, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Reduce trade deficits, increase welfare?

By Robin Mordfin - December 11, 2014
On Election Day this past November, the US recorded its largest manufacturing trade deficit in its nearly 240-year history.

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Daily data: On the earnings call, the really knowledgeable ones speak up

By Dee Gill - December 10, 2014
Corporations have big incentives to keep their most knowledgeable managers happy, because these leaders see...

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Read this: Margins, monkeys, and macro

By Chelsea Vail - December 04, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Active fund managers know when to trade

By Dee Gill - December 04, 2014
Annoyance over high fees for actively-managed stock funds has led some investors to question...

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Daily data: Bonus pay done better

By Dee Gill - December 02, 2014
Corporations often promise bonuses for employees and contractors when projects reach certain goals. But when the project team lacks control...

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