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February 26, 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 23, 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.
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 07, 2015
Obama Post-SOTU: A Lame Duck or President Reborn?
What victories has Obama won?
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 What President Obama Plans for 2015
The new strength in American manufacturing and the burgeoning domestic energy industry have done much to help Obama’s approval rating.
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 17, 2015
Why Hemp Could Be America’s Next Great Crop
As cannabis legalization sweeps the nation, there may be one overlooked aspect that could result in a big-time business boom: hemp production.
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.
January 04, 2015
5 Jobs That Pay More Than You Think
Would you have expected these 5 positions to pay so much?
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.
December 15, 2014
Blackmail or Politics as Usual: Congress Nears a Spending Bill Deal
By a partisan vote, shortly before the midnight deadline, representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that will keep the government operating.
December 10, 2014
Why US Shale May Fizzle Rather Than Boom
A new study in Nature finds that the estimates for shale gas production could be vastly overblown, and that production could peak within the next decade.
December 08, 2014
Meat Prices are at Record Highs, and It’s Not Going to Change
Food prices, and beef in particular, are reaching for the stratosphere. What's behind the dramatic price increase?
December 07, 2014
Here’s a Guide to the United States’ Current Fiscal Mess
Standing in the way of compromise on government spending between congressional Democrats and Republicans is the issue of immigration reform.
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