Adam Davidson http://wfae.org en 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired) http://wfae.org/post/42-million-americans-were-hired-january-and-41-million-quit-or-got-fired One jobs number gets all the attention: The number of jobs lost or gained in the previous month.<p>That number is important. But focusing too much on the net change in jobs can be misleading. It gives the impression that a job is like a widget — it's something that gets made in a factory somewhere, and that we hope exists forever.<p>That's not how it works. Even in good economic times ,new jobs are constantly being created and old jobs are constantly being destroyed. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:41:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 23103 at http://wfae.org 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired) Dow's 'Record Highs' Misleading Without Including Inflation http://wfae.org/post/dows-record-highs-misleading-without-including-inflation Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News . I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>And a record close. That's what we've been hearing both today and yesterday as the Dow Jones industrial average climbs upwards.<p>BLOCK: That may be an ear-grabbing headline after a recession and years of unimpressive growth. But we begin this hour with a different take from Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money. Hey, Adam.<p>ADAM DAVIDSON, BYLINE: Hey, Melissa.<p>BLOCK: And I understand, Adam, that you've been a real wet blanket on this. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 22742 at http://wfae.org Is China An Economic Partner, Adversary Or Both? http://wfae.org/post/china-economic-partner-adversary-or-both Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>Is China an economic partner, an adversary, or both? In last night's debate we heard slightly different answers from President Obama and Mitt Romney.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF DEBATE)<p>MITT ROMNEY: We can be a partner with China. We don't have to be an adversary in any way, shape or form. We can work with them. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:39:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 14437 at http://wfae.org This Man Makes Beautiful Suits, But He Can't Afford To Buy One http://wfae.org/post/man-makes-beautiful-suits-he-cant-afford-buy-one Peter Frew is one of a tiny number of people left in the United States who can — entirely on his own, using almost no machinery — make a classic bespoke suit. He can measure you, draw a pattern, cut the fabric and then hand-stitch a suit designed to fit your body perfectly.<p>Frew spent more than a decade as an apprentice for a remarkable tailor in his native Jamaica. He now sells his suits for about $4,000. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:23:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 4542 at http://wfae.org This Man Makes Beautiful Suits, But He Can't Afford To Buy One Scandal That Cost Barclays Chairman His Job Threatens To Spread http://wfae.org/post/scandal-cost-barclays-chairman-his-job-threatens-spread Every day at 11 a.m., a few big banks tell the British Bankers' Association what it costs them to borrow. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:51:00 +0000 Adam Davidson 271 at http://wfae.org Scandal That Cost Barclays Chairman His Job Threatens To Spread