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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Texas' Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Find out which industries are driving the Texas economy. Learn about the largest and fastest growing employers and producers ...
  6. 3 Economic Challenges Argentina Faces in 2016

    Learn about three challenges that the Argentine economy faces. How will President Macri manage capital controls, investor ...
  7. 5 States with the Lowest GDPs Per Capita

    Learn about the top five states that have the lowest real gross domestic products (GDPs): Mississippi, Idaho, South Carolina, ...
  8. 4 Economic Challenges China Faces in 2016

    Learn about the four economic challenges China faces in 2016 and what China's leaders plan on doing to tackle a slowing economy ...
  9. Shareholders Shouldn't Abandon Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart's share price is in a temporary lull. Shareholders should hold the stock until it recovers.
  10. 3 Financial Crises in the 21st Century

    Take a look at several of the most prominent financial crises of the 21st century, and understand why the Great Recession ...
  11. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  12. Grading Janet Yellen

    Read a review of how Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen performed in her tenure as head of the Federal Reserve, and why it is more ...
  13. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT): 2015 Recap

    A recap of Wal-Mart's 2015 year, including expansions, new services, big changes and a 30% decline in the stock price.
  14. Growth Investing: Are Railroad Investments Right For Me?

    Read about how the railroads sector might perform for growth investors, and why the cyclical nature of railroads makes room ...
  15. 2016's Most Promising Countries To Invest In

    Learn about four promising countries to consider for investment in 2016 and key statistics indicating growth and expansion ...
  16. Wal-Mart’s New Advertising Plan (WMT)

    Wal-Mart is moving away from expensive traditional advertising and using social media, word of mouth and its popular app ...
  17. 3 Economic Challenges Japan Faces in 2016

    Understand the important challenges for Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan to help Japan's economy escape deflation in the ...
  18. 3 Economic Challenges Brazil Faces in 2016

    Learn why Brazil's economy is in a perfect storm of trouble, and understand why the storm will continue through 2016 or longer ...
  19. 3 Economic Challenges Italy Faces in 2016

    Learn how Italy's economic problems are ingrained and systemic. Unless Italy implements drastic economic fixes, 2016 will ...
  20. When Will Interest Rates Rise?

    Find out if -- and why -- the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates and what that might mean for savers, investors ...
  21. 3 Reasons Wal-Mart's Doing Better Than it Seems (WMT)

    Wal-Mart's stock is down by over 30% this year, but its underlying business may be in better shape than you'd think.
  22. 3 Economic Challenges Germany Faces in 2016

    Learn about significant economic challenges that Germany will face in 2016. Read about how much it will cost the country ...
  23. Chinese Yuan Devaluation Can Impact India

    Learn why China's unexpected devaluation in August 2015 of its national currency, the yuan renminbi, could impact India’s ...
  24. 3 Economic Challenges the US Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three biggest challenges facing the U.S. economy heading into 2016, and discover why there are fears of another ...
  25. Is Russia’s Economy Really Healing? (RBL)

    Is Russia’s Economy Really Healing?
  26. Tracking Money Flow In The DJ Industrial Average (AAPL, MSFT)

    Tracking Dow money flow allows market players to identify the index components most likely to produce reliable profits.
  27. What Is International Trade?

    Everyone's talking about globalization, so we explain what is it and why some oppose it.
  28. An Introduction to Government Loans

    Government loans further policymakers' efforts to create positive social outcomes by offering timely access to capital for ...
  29. Adjusting Holding Periods To Market Cycles (AAPL, GLD)

    Holding periods should be established after analysis of market cycles, to determine the most advantageous timing for entries ...
  30. The Economics of Mining in Space

    Here's a look at whether it makes sense economically to try to mine for metals in outer space.
  31. Does Thanksgiving Shopping Really Benefit Retailers?

    Do retailers really benefit by opening their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving day?
  32. What Is An Emerging Market Economy?

    Emerging markets provide new investment opportunities, but there are risks - both to residents and foreign investors.
  33. Why Walmart's $10/Hr Wage Is Selfish (WMT)

    Walmart's widely publicized move to $10/hr wages is not a selfless act. Instead, it's a move to make the company money and ...
  34. Three Things to Know About the Remittance Economy

    Up until the turn of this century, remittances were ignored by most economists in development economics. But, the remittance ...
  35. Will Argentina Default Again?  

    Does a Manhattan judge's recent ruling putting Argentina on the hook for $6.1 billion in payments for its sovereign bonds ...
  36. Is Infinite Economic Growth on a Finite Planet Possible?

    While the finite nature of Earth's resources limits the direction of economic growth, it does not mean that infinite economic ...
  37. Blue Collar Vs. White Collar: Different Social Classes?

    Learn about the implications of the words "blue collar" and "white collar" and the connotation each carries for social class ...
  38. Target Finally Escapes Failed Canadian Experiment

    After years of cash infusions into a failing Canadian operation, has Target financially recovered? What are the long-term ...
  39. Wal-Mart Plans To Increase Sales 3 to 4% Annually

    Wal-Mart plans to increase sales by 3 to 4% each year with an expensive new investing plan. What is this plan and how will ...
  40. Virtual Joint Venture: A New Model For US Businesses to Enter China?

    Learn about virtual joint ventures and how these agreements may promote the entrance of American companies into China's vast ...
  41. Cyclical Versus Non-Cyclical Stocks

    Investing during an economic downturn simply means changing your focus. Discover the benefits of defensive stocks.
  42. 5 States with the Highest GDP Per Capita

    Learn about the top five states ranked by their real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita as of 2014: Alaska, North Dakota, ...
  43. Understanding Donald Trump's Stance on China

    Find out why China bothers Donald Trump so much, and why the 2016 Republican presidential candidate argues for a return to ...
  44. Will Putin Ever Leave Office?

    Find out when, or if, Russian President Vladimir Putin will ever relinquish control over the Russian government, and whether ...
  45. Profiting from China Eliminating the One Child Rule

    Now that China has eliminated its one-child policy, how will the new policy impact businesses?
  46. Could Saudi Arabia Really Go Bankrupt?

    The IMF warned that Saudi Arabia may run out of the financial assets needed to support spending within five years. Is Saudi ...
  47. Who Stands To Lose (And Gain) From The Paris Attacks

    For every major world event, there are those who stand to lose and those who stand to gain. A look at the short, medium, ...
  48. Can Deflation Be Good?

    General economic theory consensus rules that deflation is bad for the economy. But the Swiss economy, which is growing despite ...
  49. 10 Ways to Protect Your Investments From an Interest Rate Hike

    Learn investment considerations and wealth-management options that aim to safeguard investor goals while interest rates rise ...
  50. How to Invest in the Philippines' Stock Market (EPHE, PIE)

    The Philippines offers more long-term growth potential than most economies around the world. Here's how to play it.
  51. 4 Countries in Recession and Crisis Since 2008

    See which major world economies haven't recovered from the global recession in the early 21st century, including a long-stagnant ...
  52. What to Expect From Mortgage Rates in 2016

    Understand the factors that influence the direction of mortgage rates, and use this information to project what will happen ...
  53. World Bank Data For Dummies

    Developing countries can't always afford to track the data crucial to setting the right economic policies and programs. That's ...
  54. 5 Ways to Play the Stock Market after an Interest Rate Hike

    When the Fed will raises rates is still the unknown, but if it happens investors can benefit. Financials, consumer and growth ...
  55. How Healthy Are Turkish Banks?

    Turkish banks remain vulnerable to the Federal Reserve’s expected rate hike that could curb capital flows to emerging markets.
  56. Why is Puerto Rico in So Much Debt?

    Learn about the origins and economic factors that led to the downfall of the Puerto Rican economy and what the U.S. government ...
  57. Top 5 Cities with the Highest Inflation in the US

    Find out which American cities are hit hardest by inflation, and why California residents find themselves in a bigger pinch ...
  58. Why Are Companies Taking Longer To Go Public?

    Learn why private companies are waiting longer to have their IPOs. Understand why it may be more advantageous for a company ...
  59. How China and Taiwan Run Their Economies Amidst Historic Tensions

    Taiwan grapples with diplomatic isolation while issues regarding its status remain unresolved and so does the question of ...
  60. 10 Countries With Lower Interest Rates Than the US

    Learn about the 10 countries with lower interest rates than the United States and how interest rates indicate a country's ...
  61. A Review of Bernie Sanders' Economic Policies

    With income and wealth inequality on the rise, Bernie Sanders has made reducing inequality the main focus of his presidential ...
  62. How The Unemployment Rate Affects Everybody

    Depending on how it's measured, the unemployment rate is open to interpretation. Learn how to find the real rate.
  63. Industries Prone To Bubbles

    Investors who want to avoid future bubbles should learn from the past in order to protect their investments.
  64. Bull Or Bear, You Should Know Investment Defense Techniques

    Learn how to protect yourself from the potential risks that can impact a company's share price - and your investments.
  65. Reading the CAPE Ratio for Booms, Busts, and Bubbles

    When the the CAPE ratio is high, as it is now, it can indicate a bubble economy nearing its peak. Are we headed towards another ...
  66. Trudeau Spurs Boon for Marijuana Industry

    Canada's newest leader campaigned on a promise to legalize recreational marijuana and has the political power to do so. This ...
  67. The Pros and Cons of Being a Nonprofit

    Evaluating the tradeoffs organizations face when choosing between becoming a tax-exempt nonprofit or for-profit business ...
  68. A Brief History of Income Inequality in the United States

    Income inequality is plaguing the U.S. economy, but a peek into the past reveals that the current situation is largely a ...
  69. Could Europe's Migrant Crisis Help its Economy?

    Middle class migrants are uniquely positioned to contribute to economic growth in Europe.
  70. Financial Regulations: Glass-Steagall to Dodd-Frank

    Here are some of the most important financial regulations that have been established.
  71. How to Boost Productivity When Working at Home

    Working from home is on the rise. Here are some tips on how to maximize productivity when working from home.
  72. The Future of the Craft Beer Industry

    A few decades ago there were less than 100 craft breweries. Today there are more than 4,000 craft breweries in the U.S.
  73. 16 Hot Industries Experiencing Growth

    Some U.S. industries are experiencing declines while other sectors are projected to experience employment growth rates of ...
  74. What Consumers Want From McDonalds

    McDonald's is struggling to win back customers who have run off to premium hamburger restaurants. What can the fast food ...
  75. Can the Economic Data From China Be Trusted?

    China’s economic data is widely distrusted.
  76. Demand Elasticity

    What is demand elasticity?
  77. 4 Things to Know About the Future of US Energy

    The fracking revolution has underpinned the U.S. energy industry in recent years, with positive trends likely to continue ...
  78. Top 5 Tips For a Successful Etsy Business

    Here are some tips on how to run a successful business on Etsy, which has helped entrepreneurs reap some substantial rewards.
  79. Investing in Developing Markets: Key Risk Factors to Consider

    Developing markets can be attractive additions to many investor's portfolios, but carry additional risks that must be considered.
  80. The 5 Countries That Produce the Most Sugar

    Learn what countries benefit the most from the world's obsession with sweets and what the possibilities of clean fuels from ...
  81. The 10 Best Tech Jobs

    Discover the 10 best tech jobs, based on job demand and salary.
  82. Fed Members Deeply Divided Over Rate Hike

    On October 8, 2015, Fed Presidents Narayana Kocherlakota and Dennis Lockhart gave diametrically different views of where ...
  83. Is the Cinema Industry Set For A Clear Downfall?

    The game is evolving, and the cinema industry will need to adapt to survive in our streaming, television-obsessed world.
  84. 10 Wealthiest States in the United States

    A review of the 10 richest states in America as ranked by median household income.
  85. Should the Fed Be More Worried About Asset Bubbles?

    While the Fed should be concerned that assets bubbles might impact economic stability, monetary policy is not the best tool ...
  86. The 4 Countries That Produce the Most Chocolate

    Discover the four countries in the world that manufacture the largest amount of chocolate and learn basic facts about the ...
  87. Open Market Operations vs. Quantitative Easing

    How does the Fed's implementation of Quantitative Easing differ from its more conventional open market operations?
  88. 5 Ways to Create Residual Income

    Here are 5 ways through which you can create residual streams of income.
  89. The 5 Countries That Produce the Most Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    Learn about the top five countries, China, the United States, India, Russia and Japan, that are the largest contributors ...
  90. Why is Deflation a Central Bank's Worst Nightmare?

    The measures taken by central banks seem to be winning the battle against deflation, but it is too early to tell if they ...
  91. Tech Startups Can Save Detroit, Here is Why

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  92. Looking to Invest In Ukraine? Here is How

    We examine a number of ways to invest in Ukraine, including ETFs, managed funds, corporate investments, and Eurobonds.
  93. The 5 Countries That Produce the Most Solar Energy

    Discover which countries are taking advantage of solar power and how they are implementing systems to use solar as a viable ...
  94. How US Interest Rates Move the World Economy

    Because the US has the world's largest economy, fluctuations in America's interest rates affect much more than domestic growth
  95. Is Facebook Positioned for Long-term Success? (FB, TWTR)

    Facebook is the world's dominant social ecosystem, with a massive reservoir of user photos and data
  96. How To Invest In Farming Without Owning a Farm

    Investors have a number of ways to get exposure to the agriculture and farming sector besides actually having to buy a farm.
  97. The 3 Industries Driving China's Economy

    Read an analysis of the Chinese economy and its major sectors, particularly after a series of pro-market reforms took place ...
  98. How the Slowdown in China Affects the Fed's Upcoming Decision

    While China’s slowing economy complicates the Fed’s signaled intentions to raise interest rates, officials remain divided ...
  99. These Companies Are Poised for Growth as Global Population Growth Comes Online (CAG, DF)

    While there are many concerns about population growth putting pressure on natural resources such as water and energy, these ...
  100. The 4 Countries that Produce the Most Wine

    Learn about the four largest wine-producing countries in the world, along with information on the most notable wines these ...
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