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Articles About U.S. economy
January 20, 2016
5 Jobs That Pay More Than You Think
Would you have expected these 5 positions to pay so much?
June 22, 2015
What Do Cheaper Gas Prices Do for Your Financial Health?
The rise and fall of gas prices remain a hugely important determinant in the rise and fall of Americans’ economic fortunes.
May 28, 2015
Bernie Sanders Asked if the U.S. Economy is ‘Immoral’ — Is It?
2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is asking tough questions about the U.S. economy -- but coming up with answers is even tougher.
May 26, 2015
Why Hemp Will Be America’s Next Great Cash Crop
As cannabis legalization sweeps the nation, there may be one overlooked aspect that could result in a big-time business boom: hemp production.
May 20, 2015
How Native Americans Were Left Behind Post-Recession
There are positive signs of economic recovery in the U.S., but these reports don't take into account the struggles of American Indians.
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 08, 2015
Why Your Income Tax Rises Even When the Law Stays the Same
Despite the fact that there haven't been any scheduled tax hikes, countries are seeing wage taxes go up anyway. What gives?
April 30, 2015
America’s Job Market Today: The Good and the Bad
Despite signs of slowing growth, the general trend of American attitudes toward the job market and overall economic health has been rather positive.
April 29, 2015
3 Signs the Middle Class Needs Help
The middle class and everyone else not dining on caviar keep falling further behind on wealth accumulation.
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 17, 2015
26 Things You Need to Know About Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul
Rand Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, announced he will run for president on Tuesday.
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.
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 21, 2015
This Is Why Washington Will Keep Ignoring Minimum Wage
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has indicated that the question of increasing the minimum wage has taken up too much of the Senate’s time.
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 06, 2015
Middle-Class Americans: A Raise May Be Closer Than You Think
With stagnant wages and the middle class still struggling, America could definitely use a raise. Is there reason to believe wages may go up soon?
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
5 Ridiculous Things the Government Spends Our Tax Money On
Here are a few places where our tax dollars have gone over the past few years that are so crazy, it's almost comical.
January 29, 2015
7 States That Spend the Least Money on Food Stamps
The U.S. spent $70 billion on food stamp benefits alone during fiscal year 2014. Which states spent the smallest portion of that money?
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.
January 13, 2015
Will 2015 See Immigration Reform, Economic Growth, and Gun Control?
Here are some of the changes can we expect in U.S. politics come 2015.
January 06, 2015
Is Cheap Gas Really a Good Thing for the U.S. Economy?
In June, a barrel of oil cost $107. Today we are at slightly less than $50 per barrel, a drop of some 47% and more than a five-year low.
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 31, 2014
Obama to Issue Landmark Regulations While Oil Industry Is Down
The federal government is about to issue landmark regulations aimed at slashing methane emissions from oil and gas operations.
December 29, 2014
The 5 Most (and Least) Honest Jobs
Do you work an "honest" job? A recent poll uncovered which jobs Americans view as honest and those we think of as "dishonest."
December 29, 2014
Here’s What Obama Wants You to Know About Cuba, North Korea, and 2014
"All I want for Christmas is to take your questions," said President Barack Obama on Friday afternoon, beginning his traditional, year-end press conference.
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 26, 2014
For Big Business, Paying Minimum Wage May Not Pay Off
Bucking the trend of cost-cutting and downsizing, some businesses are paying employees more and seeing benefits from it. Is this a winning strategy?
December 17, 2014
3 Charts Explaining the Debate Over Gasoline Taxes
With crude oil sliding to its lowest level in years and gasoline prices following suit, some politicians believe now is the most appropriate time to hike gas taxes.