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Articles About economic recovery
April 28, 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.
April 27, 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.
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 07, 2015
Obama Post-SOTU: A Lame Duck or President Reborn?
What victories has Obama won?
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.
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 21, 2014
Here’s Why August Job Growth Could Be Strong
If the past five weeks can be taken as the beginning of a new trend, then the weekly first time jobless claims are evidence of stabilization.
August 14, 2014
Jobless Claims: Despite Increase, Labor Market Is ‘Having Lift-Off’
Last week's modest uptick in jobless claims is not surprising, nor alarming.
August 08, 2014
Americans Don’t Trust Obama to Fix the Economy
A recent survey revealed that the public is even more concerned about how elected leaders handle the country’s lingering economic problems.
August 07, 2014
U.S. Economy: Are Falling Jobless Claims Evidence of Future Strength?
First-time applications for unemployment benefits remain near pre-recession lows.
August 03, 2014
Obama’s Simple Request: GOP, Don’t Hurt the United States
President Barack Obama’s Friday afternoon speech touched on what the American people have come to know as his favorite theme: congressional Republicans’ refusal to compromise.
August 01, 2014
July Job Creation Slows, But Is Economy Doing What It’s Supposed to?
Is the U.S. economy “doing what it should” by creating more than 200,000 jobs -- a level considered to be an important benchmark of economic health?
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