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Articles About economic recovery
January 09, 2016
Who Cares About Wall Street Anymore? Why You Should
Wall Street might not seem relevant to your life, but the industry's hottest jobs tell us a lot about what 2016 will look like on a day to day basis.
October 15, 2015
Americans Have Been Saving Too Much Money, And It’s a Big Problem
Americans have become better at saving than in previous years, but it's causing a problem with our economy. Here's why.
June 11, 2015
Why So Many Young People Hate the Stock Market
Young Americans have a difficult financial future ahead, especially when it comes to retirement. So why don't more millennials invest in stocks?
June 10, 2015
5 Reasons Americans Are Still Concerned About the Economy
Just 26% of respondents expressed approval of the country’s trajectory, according to Gallup, based on data from an early May poll.
June 04, 2015
3 Ways to Make Money in the Face of Rising Interest Rates
When the U.S. central bank makes changes to its interest rates, it has a trickle-down affect on most people. Here's how to make sure you're at an advantage.
June 01, 2015
Why the U.S. Economy Is Weaker Than Everyone Thought
The news is out -- the economy contracted to start the year. What exactly happened, and can we fix it?
May 18, 2015
Is Real Estate Still The Best Long-Term Investment?
Americans still think real estate is their best bet when it comes to long-term investing; but is it?
May 14, 2015
Obama’s 4th Quarter: A Lame Duck or President Reborn?
What victories has Obama won?
May 13, 2015
This Is What the Recession Did to Millennials
Those who entered the job market during the worst of the crisis may forever be marked by it.
May 11, 2015
How Low Can Unemployment Really Go With Obama in Office?
Analyst projections have the unemployment rate dropping considerably lower over the next six months. That's the sign of a healthy economy, right?
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.
April 21, 2015
Why Low Interest Rates May Not Help the Economy Fully Recover
Low interest rates in the U.S. were supposed to boost the economy's recovery. Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has begun to explain why it hasn't worked.
April 18, 2015
3 Reasons the Economic Recovery Isn’t Over Yet
The economic recovery might be showing signs of slowing down in some instances, but it's not over yet. Here's why.
April 04, 2015
Does President Obama Have Big Plans for 2015?
The new strength in American manufacturing and the burgeoning domestic energy industry have done much to help Obama’s approval rating.
April 02, 2015
The One Major Problem With the Economic Recovery
The headline unemployment rate -- the share of jobless Americans that are actively working -- has fallen to its lowest level since the middle of 2008.
March 24, 2015
These 4 Miscalculations Will Define Obama’s Presidency
President Barack Obama has a tendency to claim no knowledge of impending problems or that he underestimated their severity, at least according to his critics.
February 06, 2015
Obama Says the U.S. Economic ‘Resurgence Is Real,’ But Is He Right?
Obama has claimed "America’s Resurgence is real."
February 02, 2015
Here’s How Obama Plans to Boost Spending and Get Rid of Sequestration
Obama will propose $74 billion more in "discretionary investments" than would be allowed under sequestration.
January 31, 2015
One Hard Economic Truth We Need to Address
President Obama has gotten the economy back on its feet, but there's still one big issue: The poor are getting left behind.
January 28, 2015
Who Can Garnish Your Wages?
Fallen behind on your credit card bills? Medical expenses? With wage garnishment rates rising, your debt could cost you more than just your credit score.
January 05, 2015
3 Reasons U.S. Government Costs Will Grow in 2015
Annual budget deficits are making up a smaller and smaller share of the country’s economic output, but federal spending will likely jump in 2015.
December 27, 2014
Here’s How Obamacare Is (and Isn’t) Lowering Health Care Spending
Since 2009, swollen American health care spending has been equal to a 17.4% share of the country’s gross domestic product, or a total of $2.9 trillion.
December 13, 2014
The Wealth Gap Between Races Is Getting Wider
As the world recovers from the Great Recession, it’s clear that not everyone is bouncing back at the same rate. We’ve previously covered how women are fairing better than men, but minorities, on the other hand, are hurting more than white Americans.
December 07, 2014
Here’s a Guide to the United States’ Current Fiscal Mess
Standing in the way of compromise on government spending between congressional Democrats and Republicans is the issue of immigration reform.
October 18, 2014
Here’s Why Washington Still Needs to Worry About the Economy
The story painted by GDP data is a general one, and says little about who benefits from this greater economic prosperity.
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 12, 2014
Where Does the Economic Recovery Leave Female Workers?
The economic recovery has seen a slow increase in jobs since the crisis of 2008, and women aren't being left behind -- they're actually leading the pack.
September 23, 2014
Obamacare: The Cost-Saving Device It Was Meant to Be?
Healthcare spending varies significantly across the United States. But why?
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.