5 facts about the minimum wage
A one-day strike by fast-food workers in 100 cities set for Thursday, along with protests planned in 100 more, is refocusing attention on efforts to raise wages for the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Congressional Democrats are pushing a bill that would gradually raise the federal minimum to $10.10/hour from $7.25 and index it to the Consumer Price Index. […]
China has more internet users than any other country
There are nearly 591 million internet users in China.
5 facts about turkeys
Americans are producing fewer but bigger turkeys, and as domestic consumption falls more of the birds are heading overseas.
Chart of the Week: A minute on the Internet
Keeping up with what people do online is no easy task — just ask the researchers in our Internet Project. Nor is it much easier for those seeking ways to make money off online activities — they’re changing almost too fast to keep up with. But the folks at Quartz, the business-news site from Atlantic […]
Thanksgiving drivers may pay less for gasoline than last year
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline across the U.S.
Chart of the Week: Americans on the move
How to visualize American migration from state to state — without maps.
Confidence in government falls in much of the developed world
Confidence in government plunged in most developed countries in the wake of the global financial crisis, a new OECD report finds.
Dow soars, but only about half of Americans will benefit
About half of all Americans own stocks, either directly or indirectly.
Chart of the Week: Inflation and unemployment through the decades
A look at 80+ years of economic history shows a complicated relationship between inflation and unemployment.
Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states
Number of states that ban texting while driving.