Is Life Getting Less Expensive for You?

A new report from the government shows that consumer prices declined last month. Don’t feel bad if it slipped your notice when you were shopping at the store.

In fact, most consumer prices keep rising (as usual), it’s just that the price of gas dropped a bit, which…

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The Economy Should Remain on Track

The U.S. economy should remain on its steady-if-uninspiring course in the months ahead, according to recent economic data.

Fist, we’ve seen continued strong job growth in recent months. The unemployment rate is now below 5% in most parts of the country. However, wages are not rising…

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Labor Department Shares a Pleasant Surprise

The U.S. Labor Department had some more good news on jobs last week, revealing that unemployment claims had dropped quite dramatically.

For the week ending March 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 259,000, a decrease of 18,000 from the previous week’s revised…

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Canada, the Quiet Giant

U.S.A. Americans have a tendency to take Canada for granted. After all, Canada is an ally of the U.S. in almost all things. Canada is a pleasant, quiet neighbor. However, Canada’s importance to the U.S. is huge, and undeniable.

For instance, economists spend a lot…

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How the Global Economy Impacts You

It’s no secret that the U.S. imports more goods and services than it exports. The interesting thing is charting how this changes over time.

The official term for the shortfall is the “goods and services deficit”, and it’s up to the The U.S. Census Bureau and…

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