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  1. Insights Into Robert Schiller's Recession Studies

    Find out what Professor Robert Shiller of Yale University has to say about recessions, what causes them and why human psychology ...
  2. Why $15 Minimum Wage Might Not Be Good News for Anyone (MCD, DPZ)

    Discover why the minimum wage isn't the panacea it is made out to be, and how artificial wage increases strain businesses ...
  3. Global Consumer Services: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Examine global consumer service revenue data to determine which countries and regions have the most exposure. Identify trends ...
  4. Why the Stock Market Isn't Affected by Slow GDP Growth

    Learn how the stock market reached new levels in the years following the financial crisis, even though U.S. economic conditions ...
  5. Airlines Begin to Feel the Effects of Terrorism (RYAAY, DAL)

    Most major airlines are starting to see the financial effect from recent terrorist activity in Europe.
  6. The Industry Handbook: Software Industry

    Discover how the software industry has changed throughout the years to become a mainstay for businesses from programming ...
  7. Consumer Discretionary Sector: Industries Snapshot

    Discover the consumer discretionary sector, industries within this sector and companies producing goods that fall under the ...
  8. The Origins of the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

    Learn how heavy bond issuance, economic decline, oppressive social spending and a declining population combined to bring ...
  9. Walmart Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (WMT)

    Find out which suppliers generate large portions of their revenues from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and why their relationships ...
  10. Brazil Olympics: Trouble in Paradise?

    Get an in-depth look at the laundry list of unique problems in Brazil that may pose a serious threat to the success of the ...
  11. Global Utilities: 4 Key Industry Players (EONGY, ENLAY)

    Discover utility companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief description and ...
  12. Target Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (TGT)

    Learn where the majority of Target Corporation's suppliers operate and the top five individual suppliers that generate most ...
  13. How the Stock Market Works

    Learn what it means to own stocks and shares, why shares exist, and how you buy and sell them.
  14. Global Retail Trade: 4 Key Industry Players (WMT, CVS)

    Discover the retail companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and gain a brief description and ...
  15. (MO) Who are Altria's Main Competitors?

    Learn about the financial profile of Altria Group and three of its competitors. Discover why these companies have performed ...
  16. What Countries Spend On Antiterrorism

    It would be an understatement to say that no country's anti-terrorism budget has decreased in the last two decades. Here ...
  17. Terror Alerts Send the ARCA Airline Index Down (AAL)

    American Airlines shares ended down just 1.6%, suggesting that any negative effects the company might experience from Tuesday's ...
  18. What a Slowing Chinese Economy Means to Africa

    China is Africa's largest trading partner. What does China's slowing growth mean for the continent?
  19. What Is Money?

    It's a part of everyone's life, and we all want it, but do you know how it gains value and how it is created?
  20. Satyajit Das: The Age of Stagnation

    Find out what markets expert Satyajit Das is forecasting for the global economy in his new book, and why he thinks the next ...
  21. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  22. The Biggest Losers From China's Slowdown

    A look at how China's slowdown is impacting countries around the world.
  23. Is a Rate Hike Coming?

    Is the Federal Reserve going to hike rates soon? The following opinions hold a lot of weight.
  24. Target Red Card: What You Need to Know (TGT)

    Target Corp’s Red Card is fantastically popular and a win-win for shoppers and the retailer.
  25. 3 Times the WTO Got It Right This Century

    Learn how the World Trade Organization (WTO) is facilitating landmark trade agreements that benefit both corporations and ...
  26. Amazon Pushing Its Own Clothes, Live Fashion Show

    Amazon is making major moves in the fashion industry--and some experts say it will be the #1 clothing retailer in the US ...
  27. Quantitative Easing is Now a Fixture, Not a Temporary Patch

    Rather than being a temporary patch, QE is now a fixture in global economic policy, for good or for bad.
  28. Costco Alienates Single Shoppers (COST)

    Costco has been ignoring the needs of single shoppers for decades. This strategy has to change as the number of single-person ...
  29. Wal-Mart's Wage Increase Has Potential Drawbacks for Workers (WMT)

    Wal-Mart workers were overjoyed to hear that they would receive $10 an hour. However, there are significant non-financial ...
  30. The Hardest Hit by Wal-Mart Store Closures (WMT)

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc's (WMT) store closures affected thousands of people aside from the 16,000 laid-off workers.
  31. 3 Reasons Why North Korea Is Important in 2016

    Learn three areas where North Korea has the potential to disrupt the markets of the Asia-Pacific region and sour the U.S.-China ...
  32. What Caused the Great Depression?

    Learn how government actions may have contributed to this major economic downturn.
  33. Macroeconomic Forces That Will Control Markets in 2016

    Learn why several basic macroeconomic factors will control the direction of stock and bond markets in 2016.
  34. Economic and Consumer Disconnect

    Economic readings point to good times ahead. Consumer sentiment says something else. What is correct?
  35. The Top Financial Events of 2015

    In thinking back on last year, the underlying story of 2015 is actually a positive surprise.
  36. Why Target's Express Store Concept is Flourishing (TGT)

    Target has found success with its TargetExpress store concept. Why are the small-sized stores so popular?
  37. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  38. Economist Guide: 4 Lessons Warren Buffett Teaches Us

    Learn how Warren Buffett's most famous investment advice can teach investors to manage their own money and practices.
  39. Economist Guide: 5 Lessons John Maynard Keynes Teaches Us

    Read about the paradoxical and confusing world of John Maynard Keynes, including the lessons modern economists can still ...
  40. 7 States with the Healthiest Labor Markets in 2016

    Find out which states are will have the healthiest labor markets in 2016. The oil states are falling, while states in the ...
  41. Why BRIC Nations Failed to Surpass G7 Economies

    What led the much touted BRIC economies to fail? Here's a sneak peek into the factors that collapsed the prospects of BRIC ...
  42. The 10 Riskiest Emerging Market Economies

    Consider some key facts about 10 of the world's most economically vulnerable emerging market economies, a group facing considerable ...
  43. 5 Financial Threats to Watch in 2016 

    There is no shortage of worrying news in the global economy for 2016.
  44. Investment Fundamentals: S&P 500 Index Vs. Russell 1000 Index

    Learn about the similarities and differences between the S&P 500 and the Russell 1000 indices, and discover why investors ...
  45. The 2016 Presidential Election: 1% Vs. 99%

    Learn how the economy has become the key factor in the 2016 election, and which candidates are favored by the top 1% and ...
  46. Sepp Blatter: Good Guy or Bad?

    Understand who Sepp Blatter is and what position he held within FIFA. Learn about his positives and negatives as the organization's ...
  47. Will Consumer Spending Save the Economy? (FIT, CZR)

    This week will hold incredibly important clues to the state of the American consumer. Be prepared.
  48. Colorado's Retail Pot Use Increases State Revenue

    Colorado State revenue from marijuana sales have grown by over 75%, and most of that increase is due to sales for recreational ...
  49. How Effective Are Russian Sanctions ?

    Russia’s Eurobond issuance is an important one to watch to get a sense where the sanctions regime is going next
  50. Industries that Could Benefit from Stricter Gun Control Laws

    Some anticipate that stricter gun control laws could reduce the revenue of the firearm industry, but funds not spent on guns ...
  51. Do Declining Corporate Margins Point To Recession in 2016?

    Learn how declining profit margins have foretold nearly every recession of the past 50 years, and analyze whether they may ...
  52. Why the USSR Collapsed Economically

    While initially experiencing rapid economic growth, the Soviet command economy collapsed after it grew more complex.
  53. Brexit Uncertainties Dominate EU Summit

    This week's EU summit in Brussels has the world's attention as a Brexit may hinge on David Cameron's ability to secure a ...
  54. Beer of the Month Subscription Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn how you can get access to some of the best craft beers produced in the world, delivered right to your front door every ...
  55. ‘Happy Birthday to You’ Belongs to Everyone Now

    A class action lawsuit over the copyright to the iconic American song “Happy Birthday to You” ends by placing the ubiquitous ...
  56. Economist Guide: 5 Lessons Milton Friedman Teaches Us

    Find out what can still be learned from the late economist Milton Friedman, a Nobel prize winner and champion of free market ...
  57. How Negative Interest Rates Work

    Policymakers in Europe go for the unconventional: negative interest. What could happen?
  58. Economist Guide: 3 Lessons Karl Marx Teaches Us

    Read about three lessons that modern economic thinkers can learn from German philosopher Karl Marx, the founding father of ...
  59. 3 Reasons Iran is Important in 2016

    Learn about how the global economy and Iran will be affected by the recently lifted trade embargo and sanctions from Iran, ...
  60. How Bernie Sanders Has Avoided Big Money (Mostly)

    Bernie Sanders hasn't entirely avoided PACs with his fundraising, but he has gotten a lot of bang for the buck
  61. Wal-Mart's Biggest Liability: Labor Costs (WMT)

    Wal-Mart's biggest expense is its labor and the retailer needs to take serious action to reduce this cost.
  62. U.S. Recession Without a Yield Curve Warning?

    The inverted yield curve has correctly predicted past recessions in the U.S. economy. However, that prediction model may ...
  63. Hillary Clinton's Liberal Orthodoxy

    Clinton's economic agenda laid out in July is divided into three broad groups: strong growth, fair growth and long-term growth. ...
  64. Wall Street's Favorites for the Presidency

    Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton lead their parties in raising money from Wall Street. Is that a help or a hindrance?
  65. Is a U.S. Industrial Recession on the Horizon in 2016?

    Find out why the industrial economy may be teetering on an industrial recession and what could prevent it from going over ...
  66. Is Brazil Currently in a Depression?

    Find out if Brazil, the world's seventh-largest economy, may have finally slipped into an economic depression, and learn ...
  67. Plated Review, Is It Worth It?

    Take a closer look at the ready-to-cook meal service, Plated, and learn how the company can help you take the hassle out ...
  68. Trump vs. Bloomberg: How They Compare

    If Bloomberg enters the presidential race how will he compare to billionaire brethren Trump?
  69. Global Headwinds Hit the 6 Biggest Economies

    As of Friday, initial estimates for fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 growth in gross domestic product (GDP) are available ...
  70. Economic Indicators: Reading Between the Lines

    On the surface, economic indicators are sending mixed signals, but what's brewing beneath the surface?
  71. 4 Ways China Influences Global Economics

    Learn the four ways China's economy can influence the global economy. The recent decline in Chinese stock markets should ...
  72. Global Economy: Three Reasons 2016 Could Be A Better Year

    The diminishing commodities market and China's slowing growth hurt a lot of companies and economies worldwide. However, there ...
  73. Where is the Market Headed? What the Experts Are Saying

    Volatile times lead to a diversity of opinions on where the market is headed. Here are takes from five investing luminaries.
  74. Why the Chinese Economy Matters So Much to the U.S.

    Here's how the Chinese economy, the second-largest in the world, impacts the United States.
  75. What is the American Dream in 2016?

    The American Dream is still alive and well, but it looks very different than it used to.
  76. 3 Economic Challenges India Faces in 2016

    Learn why India's economy is held back by ingrained core problems that will take a generation to change despite recent favorable ...
  77. 3 Economic Challenges France Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three most significant economic challenges facing France in 2016. How will France implement reforms to improve ...
  78. 3 Economic Challenges Russia Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three largest challenges facing the Russian economy in 2016. How will low oil prices and high inflation impact ...
  79. How Will Rate Hikes Impact The Banking Sector?

    Banks traditionally rally in a rising rate environment but it may be different this time around.
  80. How IKEA Makes Money

    An IKEA executive made a comment that would have rankled investors (were IKEA not privately held). Here's what he (probably) ...
  81. Is It the Right Time to Invest in China?

    A crash in August and a partial recovery thereafter. What's driving China's markets, and are Chinese investments still a ...
  82. The Russian Economy Since the Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Russia's economy has had its ups and downs since the fall of the USSR, but it is clear that it needs to be weaned off its ...
  83. A Brief History of International Trade Agreements

    Since the mercantilist era, world trade has become increasingly multilateral, but since WW2 there has been a definite rise ...
  84. The Profits of Paradise: The Top 4 Economies of the Caribbean

    A look at some of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region.
  85. The Efficient Market Hypothesis: Settling the Great Debate

    An understanding of neuroscience and the decision-making process provides a resolution to the decades-old debate between ...
  86. A Brief History of U.S. Banking Regulation

    From the establishment of the First Bank of the United States to Dodd-Frank, American banking regulation has followed the ...
  87. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): 2015 Recap

    A look at Costco's highs and lows in 2015.
  88. New York's Economy: The 6 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn about the six most influential industries in New York, the most economically productive city in the country, and home ...
  89. 4 Economic Challenges South Korea Faces in 2016

    Learn about the economic challenges South Korea faces in 2016. Discover the impacts of currency fluctuations, the Chinese ...
  90. The Marshall Plan and the Revitalization of Post War Europe

    The Marshall Plan helped revive the economies of Western Europe after WWII largely by reforms that created greater economic ...
  91. Export-Led Growth Strategies Through History

    Export-led growth has been a dominant paradigm for industrial development over the last 40 years, but the future may need ...
  92. 4 Economic Challenges Mexico Faces in 2016

    Learn how the Mexican economy improved in 2015 and why 2016 looks like a repeat. Find out why the biggest drag on the economy ...
  93. California's Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Find out which nine industries are driving California's economic growth. Learn about California's largest and fastest-growing ...
  94. 3 Economic Challenges Poland Faces in 2016

    Learn how Poland's economy faces many challenges entering 2016, mainly due to uncertainties surrounding the European Union ...
  95. Two Key Markets to Watch in 2016

    If the U.S. and China's economies perform as expected, the global bull market should continue in 2016. If either stumbles, ...
  96. New Jersey's Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn which eight industries are driving New Jersey's economy. See which sectors employ the most people and which industries ...
  97. Pinterest:  Bringing the Ca-Ching to the Retail Register

    Pinterest is more than just an online scrapbooking platform. It's a unique form of social media that spreads product awareness ...
  98. Florida's Economy: The 6 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn how tourism, agriculture, international trade, aerospace and aviation, and the life sciences industries drive Florida's ...
  99. New Mexico's Economy: The 6 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Discover the four primary industries that are considered to be the most important drivers in the well-being of the economy ...
  100. Four Factors Supporting the Global Economy in 2016

    The global economy enters 2016 on a promising note, with the growth pace forecast to be the fastest since 2011, thanks to ...
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