Crunching Numbers: Economic Indicators In Plain English
But what to do with the deluge of data coming from a multitude of industries? From agriculture to media and entertainment, we break down the numbers and talk to folks familiar with their immediate impact.
Some of the stories are local, some regional—but all reflect shifts in the economy with the potential to tip the balance in voting booths Nov. 6.
Refrigerated Truckers Work Around High Diesel Prices by Matt Pressberg
Rising Production Costs, Low Corn Yield Threaten Calif. Dairies by Catherine Green
Online Job Offers Up In L.A. Despite Steady Unemployment Rate by Aaron Schrank
Rising Home Prices Indicate A Market Turnaround by Shako Liu
Oil Falls On Concerns Of A Weaker Economy by Kay Chinn
Health Care Job Growth On Track Even With Summer Slowdown by Paige Brettingen
U.S. Car Sales Motor Ahead Despite Rising Gas Prices by Danny Lee
Mortgage Applications Up But Banks Still Making It Tough by Agnus Dei Farrant
Small Business Owners Optimistic But No Plans To Expand by Subrina Hudson
Movie Theaters Watch Their Audiences Dwindle by Corrina Shuang Liu