Economy

12:16pm

Sun March 16, 2014
Housing Market

Rent Spikes In Greeley Despite High Vacancy Rate

Average housing rentals in Greeley jumped dramatically at the end of 2013.
Credit J. Stephen Conn / Flickr - Creative Commons

6:50am

Fri March 7, 2014
Economy

Jobless Rate Ticks Up, But Job Growth Is Better Than Expected

Originally published on Fri March 7, 2014 9:14 am

The scene at a job fair for veterans earlier this year in Washington, D.C.
Mark Wilson Getty Images
This post has been updated.

The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent in February from 6.6 percent the month before, but employers added more jobs than expected, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

According to BLS, the number of jobs on public and private payrolls grew by 175,000 last month — about 25,000 more than economists had expected.

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1:40am

Thu February 20, 2014
The Salt

The System Supplying America's Chickens Pits Farmer Vs. Farmer

Originally published on Thu February 20, 2014 7:23 am

Benny Bunting, a farm advocate for Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, in front of one of his old chicken houses in Oak City, N.C.
Dan Charles NPR

After reading Christopher Leonard's The Meat Racket, a broadside against the contract-farming system, I decided to take a closer look at it.

I drove to North Carolina and ended up in the kind of place that supplies practically all of our chickens: a metal-sided, 500-foot-long structure near the town of Fairmont.

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1:44am

Wed February 19, 2014
The Salt

Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Chickens gather around a feeder in a Tyson Foods poultry house in Washington County, Ark.
April L. Brown AP

1:18pm

Tue February 18, 2014
Business

Are You Ready? Denver In Top 10 Of Fastest Growing U.S. Cities

Wells Fargo Center, one the most recognizable features of the Denver skyline.
Jim Hill KUNC

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