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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The U.S. Is Aging (Relatively) Gracefully

Many countries of the world have aging populations, a phenomenon that jeopardizes the solvency of retirement and health care systems. However, some countries are doing worse than others are, and the U.S. is not as badly off as one might think.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the…

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Truck Tonnage Jumps in U.S., but Don’t Get Too Excited Yet

Economist view trucking activity as a reliable barometer of economic activity. So, it was welcome news last week when data from the American Trucking Associations showed a sharp increase in U.S. truck tonnage last month.

Specifically, American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 7.2% in February…

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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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