Map: Where Does The United States’ Immigrant Workforce Come From, And How Much Money Are They Sending Home?

February 21st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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International immigrants all over the world sent a total of $529 billion in remittances back to their home countries in 2012, according to the World Bank.

More than 20 percent of all the money sent home by immigrants globally originated in the United States, more than any other country in the world. People living in the U.S. sent a total $123 billion to friends and family living in other countries in 2012. That’s 0.75 percent of the United States’ GDP in 2012.

Click here to see how remittance outflows in the U.S. have changed over the years and which countries received the most in remittances from the U.S.

Map: Fast Food Workers Strikes And Protests

December 5th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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An interactive map of every single fast food strike and protest that took place on December 5, 2013, based on information provided by a Fast Food Forward spokesperson. Click here for the interactive version, and for the full story.

Chart: NASDAQ Milestones

November 25th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


The Nasdaq Composite Index broke the 4,000 mark for the first time since September 2000 on November 25, 2013.

Here’s a timeline of every time the Nasdaq Composite Index doubled in value since its inception in 1971, and from its low after the dot-com bubble crashed.

Chart: How Does Twitter Measure Up?

October 4th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


Twitter reported $158,500 in revenue for each of its 2,000 employees in 2012. In comparison, Facebook took in $960,370 per employee, while LinkedIn’s sales equaled $231,502 per employee. Twitter lost $40,000 per employee in 2012.

This chart compares Twitter’s revenue per employee and profit per employee against those of six other publicly held social media and Internet companies.

Business Insider: Blogging at the Speed of Business

January 6th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Photo credit: Goldman Sachs

I blogged about markets and finance at Business Insider. My blogposts can be found under Business Insider’s Money Game and Clusterstock verticals.

Data Interactive: Fiscal Cliff

November 22nd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

If policymakers allow the U.S. to fall off the fiscal cliff, Americans might have to pay as much as $536 billion more in taxes. Click through for a breakup of who’ll be paying how much more.

Maps: Foreclosed!

October 18th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

More than 105,000 foreclosure notices were issued in New York City between 2001 and 2011. This interactive graphic offers a year-by-year, neighborhood by neighborhood view. (This interactive was featured on the NYCityNewsService)

Getting Down To Business: Retail

October 16th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Here’s a collection of business stories on retail sales and industry trends.

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