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Articles About economic growth
June 12, 2015
How Bulldozing Licensing Laws Can Lead to Job Growth
Nearly a third of all jobs in America require specialized licensing. If we get rid of those requirements, can we spur job growth?
May 27, 2015
The One Big Economic Problem That No One Is Talking About
Though Americans have gotten back to work as the economy has found its footing, a new problem looms: these jobs aren't secure.
April 24, 2015
Here’s Why U.S. Income Inequality Won’t Be an Easy Fix
Despite the massive changes the United States has experienced in the last century, the elastic band of income equalization has begun to snap back.
March 04, 2015
Wall Street Is Throwing The Rest Of Us Under The Bus
Wall Street's power does come with a price -- its short-term thinking and goals of big gains come at the expense of wider economic growth for the rest of us.
January 28, 2015
Are Americans Better Off Now Than a Year Ago?
While the economy is still trying to fully recover from the Great Recession, more Americans are feeling better about their personal situations.
December 09, 2014
It’s Up to Small Businesses to Lead the Economic Recovery
It appears that most of America's economic victories are coming on the backs of small businesses.
November 15, 2014
Corporate America Has a Hoarding Problem
Corporations -- the beneficiaries of almost all economic gains since the recession -- are sitting on their winnings. Here's how that's economically damaging.
November 12, 2014
Small Government Proponents are Apparently Getting Their Wish
New numbers indicate that the federal government employs the fewest number of people since the '60s. But that doesn't mean the government is "small" by any means.
November 03, 2014
The 10 Best American Cities for Job Seekers This Fall
Looking for a job? A recent survey of employers across the country found that these 10 cities are most likely to hire new employees.
October 28, 2014
Why You Should Question What the Government Says About the Economy
Isn’t odd that the government’s economic growth number keeps climbing with each revision? You don’t think there is a political component to this, do you?
September 18, 2014
Is Combating Climate Change the Key to Economic Growth?
A new report says economies could expand if their governments reduce toxic emissions in cities and reduce the amount of energy and land used in industrial production.
September 05, 2014
Jobs Friday Brings Bad News, But the Labor Market Will Be Ok
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.
September 04, 2014
Here’s Where the Labor Market is Heading
The labor market appears to progressing back to health steadily. But appearances aren't everything.
September 03, 2014
Do American Politicians Just Care About Donors and Reelection?
“So all Citizens United did was to level the playing field for corporate speech,” Senator Mitch McConnell told donors at a Koch brothers summit.
August 28, 2014
If the Jobs Recovery Is ‘Real,’ Why Are Economic Fears Lingering?
Despite news that GDP grew a better-than-expected 4.2 percent in the second quarter and emerging unemployment remains low, the story of growth is complex.
August 26, 2014
Top 10 Cities Still Struggling to Forget the Great Recession
The Great Recession continues to find residency throughout America’s largest cities.
August 07, 2014
Is the American Dream Still Alive and Well?
Dreams die hard, even expensive ones that can take a lifetime to accomplish.
July 30, 2014
Obama: Be an Economic Patriot, Close Corporate Tax Loopholes
The U.S. Treasury Secretary has argued that the United States should not “be providing support for corporations that seek to shift their profits overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes."
July 18, 2014
So Close, Yet So Far Away: Has the Fed Achieved Its Economic Goals?
If the Fed falls behind in normalizing interest rates, the economy runs the risk of overheating quickly, and consequently, inflationary pressures may build up.
July 17, 2014
Business Activity Is Up; Did the Fed Get It Right This Time?
The results of the various regional business activity surveys for July are likely to make the Federal Reserve ecstatic.
July 10, 2014
Are Falling Jobless Claims a Sign June’s Hiring Flurry Wasn’t a Fluke?
Jobless claims -- which serve as a proxy for layoffs -- are once again trending near a seven-year low.
July 09, 2014
Here’s What’s Holding the Economy Back
The economy has been on a roller coaster in the last six months and the outlook is still uncertain.
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 03, 2014
Why We May Finally Be Able to Take the Cast Off the Economy
Incoming data suggest that the Federal Reserve should be able to take the cast off the economy.
July 02, 2014
There’s a Silver Lining to May’s Disappointing Factory Orders Report
The latest data on orders to U.S factories is slightly disappointing, but there are a few bright spots to be found.
July 01, 2014
Why Was Construction Spending So Weak in May?
Some sectors of the economy are apparently still recovering from the impact of the Polar Vortex that brought the coldest winter in four years to U.S.
July 01, 2014
Buckle Up: Manufacturing Could Carry the Economy in Q2
After a disappointing first-quarter for the economy, it looks like manufacturing might carry us through a more positive second-quarter.
June 27, 2014
From Zero to Hero: U.S. Manufacturing Is Booming
Manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in four years this June due to a pickup in domestic demand and increased operational efficiencies.
June 27, 2014
Does the U.S. Economy Still Have a Demand Problem?
It the wake of the financial crisis, it became clear that weak demand, on the part of both businesses and consumers, was at the heart of the slow economy recovery.
June 27, 2014
Catch-22 Economics: Confidence Falls as Growth Contracts
Where consumers go, the economy follows, and in the first quarter consumers really didn’t go anywhere.
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