Economics & Economy

They are at it again. Millennials are breaking down yet another workplace taboo: talking about salaries. Americans 18 to 36 years old said they discuss their pay with their family, friends and co-workers, according to a new survey from The Cashlorette, a Bankrate company.

While that sounds like an opportunity he wouldn't pass up, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering five economists for Fed chair, including current Chair Janet Yellen. Politico's Ben White takes us through the list of potential candidates, weighing them against what Trump is looking for: someone he can relate to and influence, and someone who won't raise rates as he enters the re-election period. All eyes should really be on China right now, where the Communist Party Congress opened today.

(Markets Edition) The markets keep hitting new highs. Is this bullish sentiment or are actual profits pushing these stock prices? Susan Schmidt from Westwood Holdings Group stopped by to discuss earnings season, in which the big banks have reported better-than-expected earnings. Afterwards, we'll go back 30 years to revisit the markets when they weren't doing so well. On Oct. 19, 1987, the stock market suffered its biggest single-day drop in U.S. history, and it turns out that in 2017, our regulatory system and circuit breakers might not be enough to prevent a similar decline.

Can we get a critical mass of women in tech within a decade?

Oct 18, 2017

Silicon Valley has a gender problem, one that many of the largest technology companies have said they want to fix. But how do you hire more women if they've already been discouraged from pursuing tech and engineering when they were in school? And how do get young women and girls interested in coding before they start their careers if they don't see other women in those jobs already?

A job isn’t always just a job – sometimes it is a way of life. This story is part of a series exploring what it means when jobs define several generations and are part of the very fabric of a community.

On the shore of Deadfish Lake on the reservation of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa this fall, Ed Jaakola and Jerrad Ojibway scooped handfuls of wild rice from the bottom of their canoe into big plastic bags.