(Official) Inflation Remains Low

Inflation increased by a modest 0.2 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Specifically, The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased by 0.2 percent during the month.

Over the last 12…

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Global Productivity Isn’t Improving

It’s not exactly news that worker productivity has been in a slump for years. What is news is that the problem isn’t getting any better. In fact, it may be getting worse.

A 2015 report from The Conference Board found that Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth—which combines…

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Americans Are Feeling More Financially Insecure These Days

Financial security is at its lowest point in 19 months, according to a new report from Bankrate.

Bankrate calls this their “least impressive reading” of financial security/insecurity since September 2014.

Stagnant income is a key reason for this insecurity, the report said.

Most Americans haven’t gotten a real…

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The Biggest U.S. Export Sector

There’s been a lot of talk lately about global trade, and American exports. While it’s true that America imports more than it exports, its export economy is nonetheless vital, and lucrative.

In fact, when you look at the biggest contributor to U.S. exports – the aerospace and defense…

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