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Underwear Sales

Sam Stein

Growth In Underwear Sales Suggests An Improving Economy | Sam Stein | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- There is an old saying among economists that the best way to assess the state of the economy is to look at people's underwear. OK, t...

Underwear Sales And Other Offbeat Economic Indicators

Mental Floss | David Moye | Posted 02.05.2012 | Weird News

Unemployment and inflation are only two figures that we can look at to tell us how the economy is faring. Believe it or not, underwear sales, Waffl...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Jumps On "Underwear As Economic Indicator" Beat | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post has some good news for everyone during these recessionary times: your recovery may be jobless, but more and more, people are buyin...

Sam Stein

Men's Underwear Sales, Greenspan's Economic Metric, Reveal Crisis | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With reporting by Arthur Delaney As chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan was known for using quirky, proletariat metrics to judge the temp...