Around the world, billions of sales transactions every month, down to a can of Coca-Cola from a local store, are recorded in some way by Nielsen, the measurement and information firm that has been gathering data from retailers and consumers for 90 years.
The average pay of the chief executive of an S&P 500 company has risen markedly since 1980, reaching about 100 times the median household income by the early 1990s.
Large lenders and underwriters misled both borrowers and securities investors during the ill-fated housing bubble.
Investors tend not to recognize that the absence of news also contains valuable information, even though it isn’t marked by traditional, attention-grabbing news stories.
Researchers could get better results by simplifying their models and returning to methods popular 20 years ago.
Starting next year, the Affordable Care Act will create individual health-insurance exchanges in each US state.