We Were Buying More Stuff Last Year — And May Still Be

8:00 am, January 29, 2013

A bump in sales may indicate consumers’ personal finances were in better standing entering the new year.


No US Downturn Came Even Close to Great Depression, Until 2008

6:00 am, June 06, 2012

The Great Recession was the worst period for in US economic history since the Great Depression, and no other downturn even comes close by comparison.


Gauging The Fallout From Declining Consumer Confidence Numbers

12:04 pm, May 03, 2012

Consumers view April and May a "bad time time to buy needed items," according to Bloomberg.


Economist: Relaxed Credit Is Boosting U.S. Economy

12:56 pm, April 26, 2012

While most Americans think we are still in recession, economist Mike Norman thinks otherwise.


The Poorest Counties in Every State in America

6:00 am, April 02, 2012

We rounded up the poorest counties from each state in America and found some interesting trends.


Men Worse Off Financially, But Better Off Emotionally After Recession

11:30 am, March 23, 2012

A recent study from Men’s Health shows that the recession made men happier at home, but less happy with their careers and finances.


Industries That Have Grown the Most Since the Recession Started

2:45 pm, March 13, 2012

Not every industry struggled during the recession and the recovery. A few like health care and online publishing actually enjoyed rapid growth.


Everything That’s Wrong With the Economy in 1 PowerPoint Slide

3:00 pm, March 01, 2012

A slideshow presentation from the Treasury Department includes one slide highlighting all the challenges that remain for the economy. It’s a frightening image, ...


The States With the Best & Worst Minimum Wages

7:00 am, February 02, 2012

The minimum wage dances on the high-tension wire strung between the desire to promote maximum employment and the need to ensure a living wage for all Americans. Here ...


What the GDP Can Tell You About Job Openings

6:12 pm, January 31, 2012

Changes in the gross domestic product from one quarter to the next can give you unique insight into whether the labor market is improving or getting worse.

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