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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 23, 2015
Russian Spin Doctors Are in Full Flow Over GDP Drop
The Central Bank of Russia says it expects the country’s economy to contract by up to 4% in 2015 because of lower oil prices and sanctions.
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.
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 14, 2015
10 of the Richest (and Poorest) Countries in the World
American may be the "land of the free and the home of the brave," but it's certainly not the wealthiest nation in the world.
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 28, 2015
Obama Won’t Say, but the Real State of the Union Is a Political Mess
The State of the Union Address is a carefully orchestrated piece of performance theater for all involved, but no more so than for the president, Barack Obama.
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
5 Events That Shaped the United States in 2014
Here is a look at 5 complex events that made 2014 both a breakout year and a challenging year.
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 17, 2014
The 10 Most Socially Advanced Countries in the World
The 2014 Social Progress Index found that these 10 nations are leading the world when it comes to human well-being and social progress.
November 18, 2014
Is Underwear Trying to Tell Us Something About the Economy?
Underwear can say a lot about a person, but can it tell us anything about the economy?
October 18, 2014
Top 10 States Where Americans Are Broke
One common theme has plagued the so-called economic recovery: the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
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.
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 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?
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
Yellen Has Labor Market Blues, But Full Employment Is as Close as 2016
When more people are employed, consumers have more cash at their disposal, meaning more money is being spent and businesses hire more employees.
July 30, 2014
What Strong U.S. GDP Data Means for Your Portfolio
On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its first estimate for second-quarter GDP. As an investor, what does it mean?
July 18, 2014
Consumer Sentiment Hits 4-Month Low, Expectations Decline Again
Consumer expectations have declined for three consecutive months.
July 13, 2014
Obama’s Economic Track Record: Is America Back on Its Feet?
President Barack Obama has had five years to put his economic policies to work. How has it been going so far, and what can we expect moving forward?
July 03, 2014
Here’s Why the Labor Market’s Baby Steps Made Investors Cheer
In many ways, the Department of Labor’s June Employment Situation Report was proof that the underlying trends in the U.S. labor market are strengthening.
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