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Dan Ritter is the Senior Editor for Business and Personal Finance at The Cheat Sheet. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing from Champlain College.
October 18, 2014
5 Ways to Tell How Bad the Job Market Really Is
Labor market data can be opaque, so we have to use many different measures if we want to get a good picture of what's actually going on.
October 17, 2014
From Manufacturing to Health Care: Is America Still a Maker’s Economy?
The American economy used to be all about making stuff -- now, it's all about health care.
October 15, 2014
U.S. Cities Are Getting Bigger, Wealthier, and More Liberal
There is a geographical dimension to the idea of "two Americas," and it falls on the urban-rural divide.
October 01, 2014
When Economics Beats Politics: The Rise of the Marijuana Industry
The marijuana industry is the new Wild West in the United States, but how did this crazy market get to look the way it does?
September 18, 2014
3 Charts Showing How “Unremarkable” the Economic Recovery Has Been
With all the shouting, it can be hard to get a clear picture of what's going on with the economy. These charts can help focus the picture.
August 30, 2014
How the Fed Could F*ck Up the Economy by Helping Too Much
Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher argues that the Fed's zealous focus on jobs could end up backfiring.
August 19, 2014
How Indoor Farming Could Beat GMOs as the Cure for World Hunger
You don't have to look very far to see that there is a war going on over the future of food.
August 12, 2014
Can the Government Help End Outrageous Wealth Inequality In the U.S.?
The wealth gap is as big as ever, and the government might actually be able to do something about it.
August 04, 2014
The Everything Bubble: Seems We’re All Doomed and No One Knows Why
Just five years after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, there's a bunch of evidence suggesting that we could be heading toward another.
August 01, 2014
Your Cheat Sheet to This Week in the Economy: Jobs, GDP, and More
It was a crazy week for the U.S. economy, to put it lightly. Here's your cheat sheet to what happened.
July 31, 2014
America-Brand Capitalism: Lots of Pie, Not a Lot of Love
It's no secret that the United States is the most outrageously wealthy country on the planet, but all that wealth isn't being shared.
July 23, 2014
The Awesome Evolution of Apple in 4 Charts
We're not here to be corporate historians, but we do think that much of Apple's narrative can be captured quantitatively.
July 22, 2014
All Eyes on Fall: Apple’s Third Quarter Was Just Filler
It looks like the army of analysts and investors who follow Apple have wrapped their collective mind around the company.
July 21, 2014
Content Is King: 2 Media Companies With Their Heads in the Right Place
Every facet of media from television to news distribution has changed dramatically, and these companies could be poised to outperform.
July 04, 2014
“Made In America” Is Making a Comeback With an Unlikely Ally
U.S. manufacturing is roaring back to life, and it's getting some help from an unlikely corporate ally.
July 02, 2014
3 Reasons It’s Hard to Hate Starbucks
Despite being a corporate giant, there's a lot to love about Starbucks.
June 19, 2014
4 Stocks Warren Buffett Just Won’t Let Go
There are just some stocks that Buffett won't seem to let go of -- and for good reason! Here's a look at some of his longest-held positions.
June 13, 2014
Step Aside, Wall Street: IPOs Should Actually Be Open to the Public
Every now and then, Wall Street loses its head over an initial public offering, or IPO. Why shouldn't you?
June 12, 2014
Jobs Blow: Why Grind Puts Community Ahead of Company
Grind promises to give entrepreneurs and freelancers what they really want from a workplace: community.
June 10, 2014
3 of the Biggest Hedge Fund Failures in History
Rule No. 1 of investing, as Warren Buffett famously put it, is to never lose money, but these hedge funds show that it's easier said than done.
June 06, 2014
Why You Can’t Beat Warren Buffett in a Coin-Flipping Contest
Over the past 50 or so years, Warren Buffett has executed what is perhaps the neatest trick in investment history: He managed to beat the market.
May 30, 2014
Apple Buys Beats: Marketing Genius or a Massive Waste of Cash?
After just a few short weeks, the speculation has been confirmed: Apple will be buying both Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a total of $3 billion.
May 28, 2014
Expert Advice for Your Small Business Challenges: Wells Fargo Works [Episode #1]
The hard truth is that most new businesses fail, and many of them fail because of incompetence. Here's a question: can a bank like Wells Fargo change that?
May 28, 2014
Put Your Money to Work: 3 Cheap But High-Yield Dividend Stocks
Investors are always hungry for yield, and in a low-rate environment, supplies are short.
May 28, 2014
Analyst: Get Bullish, This Is Apple’s ‘Year of Innovation’
Apple is expected to champion software at this year's WWDC, and some analysts believe this is exactly what the company needs.
May 28, 2014
3 of the Worst Performing Stocks Owned By Hedge Funds
Even savvy money managers place bad bets. Here are some popular hedge fund stock picks that have done terribly year-to-date.
May 23, 2014
Does Apple Really Need to be Revolutionary in Order to Thrive?
Is it time to start thinking about Apple in terms of staying power instead of its ability to revolutionize?
May 20, 2014
3 Reasons to Be Bullish on General Electric
General Electric has been thoroughly whooped twice in the past 15 years, but there are still a lot of reasons to like the business.
May 19, 2014
LifeLock Hits the Kill Switch: Are Data Breaches on the Rise?
If Gregg Steinhafel has taught us anything, it's that security is paramount.
May 15, 2014
Is the Stage Set for Wal-Mart to Underperform?
It looks like winter got the best of Wal-Mart, and the spring quarter might not be much easier.