from Data Dive:

The decline of America’s middle-class neighborhoods

By Ben Walsh
November 5, 2013

New research shows a steady increase in the extent to which Americans are geographically divided by income. The below charts are from a paper by Kendra Bischoff and Sean Reardon, professors at Cornell and Stanford respectively, on what they refer to as "residential segregation by income". (h/t to Kevin Drum)

Apple > Goldman (in revenue and profit per employee)

By Ben Walsh
November 1, 2013

Fortune’s Philip Elmer-Dewitt finds an interesting chart in a research note from ISI’s Brian Marshall. Apple is bringing in far, far more revenue per employee than other US tech companies.

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Tablet wars: Apple cedes market share to Samsung

By Ben Walsh
November 1, 2013

Today is the release date for Apple's new iPad Air. Globally, Apple continues to dominate the growing tablet market. But as these Reuters charts show, in the last year, Samsung has been gaining ground, more than doubling the number of tablets it has shipped, and taking market share from Apple:

from Counterparties:

All consuming inflation

By Ben Walsh
October 28, 2013

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You can’t wish away QE

By Ben Walsh
October 23, 2013

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Part time work in America

By Ben Walsh
October 23, 2013

After the financial crisis, the number of Americans who want full time jobs but are stuck in part time jobs rose sharply. In recent months, however, America’s workforce has slowly moved away from part time work.

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Greenspan shrugged off

By Ben Walsh
October 21, 2013

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Twitter economics

By Ben Walsh
October 16, 2013

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Janet Yellen, in other people’s words

By Ben Walsh
October 9, 2013

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Emerging slowdown

By Ben Walsh
October 8, 2013

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