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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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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 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 02, 2014
Here’s Why June Was a ‘Welcome Boost’ for the Labor Market
In June, private sector employment experienced its best growth since November 2012.
June 27, 2014
Do Consumers Believe the Economy is Thawing Out?
After a weak start, consumer sentiment improved throughout this month as Americans appear willing to blame the weak first quarter on a harsh winter.
June 26, 2014
Decreasing Jobless Claims: Good News or Just Not Bad News?
Continuing a well-established trend, fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week.
June 25, 2014
Should This Recession-Like GDP Growth Worry You?
Once again, government economists found that United States economy was in worse shape in the first-quarter of the year than previously thought.
June 23, 2014
U.S. Economy Takes One Step Forward and Half a Step Back
The National Activity Index, published by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, has given a mixed reading of the economic pulse for the month of May.
June 19, 2014
Expense: Still the American Healthcare Dilemma?
A majority of Americans are happy with the U.S. healthcare system, even though it has been ranked the worst among industrialized nations for years.
June 18, 2014
Has the Trade Deficit Become America’s Economic Handicap?
Demand for U.S.-made goods and services continues to be sluggish, and economists are starting to downwardly revise their growth forecasts.
June 13, 2014
Falling Behind? 8 States With the Slowest Economies
Almost every state experienced at least some economic growth last year, but some are clearly lagging behind others.
June 12, 2014
Jobless Claims Rise, But Is the Economy Doing Better Than You Think?
With the release of the Department of Labor’s May Employment Situation Report, another month of labor market progress was put on display.
June 11, 2014
Is the Great Recession Over for Small Businesses?
Despite the weak economic conditions still facing much of the country, small businesses felt more optimistic last month than they have in more than six years.
June 03, 2014
Can U.S. Economic Growth Speed Up If Wages Keep Stagnating?
Consumers spent more in May than they have in six years, before the financial crisis and Great Recession sent the U.S. economy into a tailspin.