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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Brazil's Recession and its Effect on the World Economy

    In 2010, Brazil's economic growth was a precursor to arrival on the world stage. Five years later, the economy is in shambles. ...
  5. 5 Things to Know About the Chinese Economy

    China's once fast-moving economy has slowed in recent years, but it still has a lot of room for growth.
  6. The US Will Remain the World's Reserve Currency

    Learn why the U.S. dollar is not in any danger of losing its reserve currency status and understand how China is pushing ...
  7. Is U.S. Inflation on the Horizon?

    Inflation, or the general price level of all goods and services in an economy, has remained subdued in the years following ...
  8. Who Wins With Low Energy Prices? 

    Low oil prices are here to stay for some time. Which economies will benefit or lose from the low oil price regime?
  9. Leading Economic Indicators: U.S. Bureau of Labor Monthly Stats

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment figures are a key economic indicator. Here's how they work.
  10. Four Emerging Markets Economies Poised for Growth

    Which emerging market economies will soon make the leap to a developed economy? Here are four to watch.
  11. The Unintended Consequences of Outsourcing

    The outsourcing of labor overseas is a natural result of globalization of world markets and the drive for businesses to cut ...
  12. A Look at Greece’s Messy Fiscal Policy

    Investigate the muddy fiscal policy, tax problems, and inability to institute austerity that created the Greek crises in ...
  13. Will North and South Korea Ever Reunite?

    North and South Korea have been divided for over six decades. Some analysts think the two countries could reunify within ...
  14. How Do Asset Bubbles Cause Recessions?

    Understand how asset bubbles often lead to deep, protracted recessions. Read about historical examples of recessions preceded ...
  15. The Top 9 Things to Know About Hillary Clinton's Economic View

    Find out where former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stands on the economy, jobs, ...
  16. Is Argentina a Socialist Country?

    Find out why it does not really make sense to call Argentina a socialist country, even though the South American nation has ...
  17. Is Etsy Going to Sellout to Make a Profit?

    Is Etsy going to sellout to make a profit?
  18. Puerto Rico Will Soon Become America's Greece

    Explore the similarities that exist between Puerto Rico in relation to the United States and Greece in relation to the European ...
  19. Pros and Cons of Capitalist vs Socialist Economies

    Capitalism relies on the markets. Socialism, on government planning. Each system has its pros and cons.
  20. Who Are Iran's Biggest Allies, and Why?

    Learn about the alignments, largely based on shared anti-U.S. interests, that Iran maintains with the countries of Lebanon, ...
  21. Understanding the Trends Driving India's Rise

    Numerous factors support India’s rise as a global superpower and will help the economy continue on a high and sustainable ...
  22. 3 Characteristics of Caribbean Economies

    An overview of the common characteristics of Caribbean economies.
  23. The Economics of a CrossFit Gym

    Learn the economics of opening a CrossFit gym, including the business model, relationship with corporate, expenses and projected ...
  24. The 3 Biggest Canadian Banks (RY, TD)

    Examine some of the largest banks in Canada, which also rank among the largest and most important banks in the industry worldwide.
  25. The 4 Biggest Chinese Banks

    Learn how the Chinese banking system is operated and managed, and get information about the top four largest banks in the ...
  26. The 6 Biggest Russian Banks (SBER, VTBR)

    Examine the largest banks in the Russian Federation, including the massive conglomerate Sberbank, which is the third-largest ...
  27. 2 Countries That Are Friends With North Korea

    Learn about the few international allies of North Korea and the reasons the country is largely politically isolated from ...
  28. 3 Reasons Germany Would Be Better Off Without the Euro

    Explore the arguments in favor or against the idea that Germany would be better off leaving the European Union and abandoning ...
  29. Understanding Janet Yellen's Role On Interest Rates

    Learn about Janet Yellen's role at the Federal Reserve. At first she was known as a dove, but Yellen has actually been quiet ...
  30. China Looking to Deleverage its Existing Debt

    Learn about a possible debt bubble developing in China, and how the Chinese government may be selling assets to deleverage ...
  31. Understanding How the Federal Reserve Creates Money

    Read about how the Federal Reserve actually targets and creates new money in the economy, and find out why the savings and ...
  32. Immigration: A High-Stakes Game For US Elections

    We look at why the immigration issue is important going into the presidential election, and the position of both parties. ...
  33. Is The EU Holding Germany Back?

    As Germany agrees to initiate bailout talks with Greece once again, could all of the EU's economic turmoil result in Germany ...
  34. Top 4 Central Banks Dominating the World Economy

    Central banks play an integral role in market economies by maintaining the stability and credibility of national currencies ...
  35. How Agile Principles Are Used in Holacracy

    Holacracy itself has been an actively utilized management system since 2007 with its framework rooted in agile methodology.
  36. Toshiba Highlights the Need for Faster Corporate Reform in Japan

    There is no doubt that Japan is still a leader in technology and production excellence, but that edge is in danger of being ...
  37. America's Poorest States in 2015

    Learn the reasons Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia and Kentucky are the poorest states in the United States, as ...
  38. China Owns US Debt, but How Much?

    See how much U.S. debt is actually owned by the Chinese, what it means to the economy, and why China is willing to lend so ...
  39. Should You Worry About the U.S Inflation rate?

    Understand how inflation is measured, how U.S. inflation compares to other countries, and if investors should be concerned ...
  40. Volcker Rule: How It Will Affect You

    Learn how the Volcker Rule has a limited impact on individual investors but restricts the types of activities in which banks ...
  41. 5 Developed Countries without Minimum Wages

    Find out about five developed nations that have no federally regulated minimum wage and how these countries use unions to ...
  42. 4 Top Changes Obama Has Made with His Mandates

    Learn how Obamacare, equal pay for women and an executive order on immigration represent some of Obama's biggest changes ...
  43. Minimum Wages Can Raise Unemployment

    Learn why many economists feel that minimum wages, while intended to benefit low-wage workers, actually hurt them by increasing ...
  44. The Top 5 US Cities with Highest Minimum Wage

    Learn how awareness campaigns have led to huge minimum wage hikes in several large cities, and discover which U.S. cities ...
  45. The True Unemployment Rate: U6 Vs. U3

    Learn how to distinguish between the U-3 and U-6 unemployment rates, and explore which rate provides a truer picture of unemployment.
  46. How Expedia Makes Money

    Expedia has grown from a small travel website to now selling everything from airline tickets and hotel rooms to car rentals ...
  47. A Comparison Between a Default and a Collapse

    Is the Greek default similar to the Lehman Brothers collapse?
  48. Understand the Different Types of Inflation

    Inflation may seem like a straightforward concept, but it is more complex than it appears. We examine its varieties and causes.
  49. Whole Foods 365: The Economics of Discount Organic

    Whole Foods Market is expanding its brand to create a chain of discount natural food stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market. ...
  50. Colombia Nurtures a Hub for Tech Start-ups

    Colombia used to be a violent nation with a burgeoning cocaine industry. The country now has a thriving tech start-up with ...
  51. What Are The 5 Hottest Emerging Industries In 2015?

    These five industries are poised to explode in 2015.
  52. How Does China Manage Its Money Supply?

    Here's how the Central Bank of China manages its currency rates and the money supply.
  53. The Long View on China's Stock Market

    China's bull market was fueled by a widespread belief that the government’s economic reforms were a success and a sign that ...
  54. What Happens to the Economy If China Deleverages

    Attempts to deleverage and institute reforms that will foster more sustainable growth could exacerbate an already slowing ...
  55. Understanding Iran Sanctions by the US

    Considering US sanctions have been in place for almost 40 years, and Iran is still considered a troubled region, can we say ...
  56. Examples Of Negative Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates seem like an abstract notion. But, they have practical consequences for an economy and are present ...
  57. Is the Craft Beer Industry Driven by Millennials?

    Craft beer has become extremely popular among Millennials. Why the shift compared to past generations?
  58. Can Fracking Survive at $60 a Barrel?

    Can fracking survive at $60 a barrell?
  59. Industries That Will Benefit From Lifting Iran Sanctions (BA, RDS.A)

    After sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program are lifted, a number of global industries should benefit from the opening ...
  60. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  61. 4 Challenges Uber Will Face In The Next Years

    Uber is growing but also facing tough challenges both in America and abroad.
  62. How & Why Companies Become Monopolies

    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit ...
  63. Game Theory And The Greece Bank Crisis

    How can game theory help us understand how the Greece bank crisis will play out? As things come to a head, Greece and the ...
  64. List of the Major Stock Exchanges in the Caribbean

    Though the Caribbean is well-known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant music, it has an emerging capital market that should ...
  65. Will Ukraine Ever Join The EU?

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has made it clear that his country is committed to joining the EU.
  66. Caribbean Currencies: An Overview

    As many as ten currencies are used among the islands of the Caribbean. A fixed exchange rate regime is the most common exchange ...
  67. IMF, WTO and World Bank: How Do They Differ?

    From loans to Athens and trade deals in Asia to economic reports on the world’s most successful and most troubled economies, ...
  68. How Interest Rates Affect Private Equity

    With an impending increase in US interest rates and lower - even negative rates - elsewhere in Europe and Japan, we assess ...
  69. Costco's Future Is Abroad

    Costco is a hot topic and stock market darling. Despite its slight loss since the beginning of the year, the stock is still ...
  70. Insights On Creative Destruction and Technology

    Creative Destruction has a way of phasing out old technologies and inviting the new when applied to business models and economics.
  71. The NBA’s Business Model

    Drawing interest domestically and abroad, the NBA has seen its popularity and revenue streams rapidly increase over the past ...
  72. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  73. Greek Debt Crisis: What Everyone Should Know

    We weigh in on the top four things everyone should know about Greece's debt.
  74. Creative Destruction in the Real World

    In his seminal work, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), Joseph Schumpeter proclaimed “the essential fact about capitalism” ...
  75. Is Texas The Future Of America?

    The top three fastest-growing cities are located in Texas and 20% of jobs created between 2009 and 2014 were in the Lone ...
  76. Understanding the Downfall of Greece's Economy

    Greece has defaulted on its debt. Such an unprecedented event has left many wondering how Greece’s situation ever got so ...
  77. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  78. Why Professional Sports Hasn't Worked in Las Vegas

    Learn why a unique labor force, competition for entertainment dollars and the stigma of gambling have kept professional sports ...
  79. Top European MBA Programs

    The London Business School is currently ranked second best in the world right after Harvard Business School. These European ...
  80. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  81. Is There Still Social Mobility In America?

    There’s a welfare program for everyone and they all have the goal of closing the inequality gap. That being said, is there ...
  82. Business Model Analysis: Costco Vs. Sam's Club (WMT, TGT)

    Costco and Sam’s Club have very similar business models, but which one is faring better?
  83. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  84. Will You See Higher Wages In 2015?

    It's been a few years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession, and the employment picture has been rocky.
  85. What Do the Federal Reserve Banks Do?

    These 12 regional banks are involved with four general tasks: formulate monetary policy, supervise financial institutions, ...
  86. How Airlines & Hotels Will Benefit From Cuban Tourism (WMT, SBUX)

    The U.S. Treasury department just gave Carnival Cruise Lines an OK to sail to Cuba. Is this the start of a travel gold rush?
  87. Eurozone Gains Momentum--But Can It Last?

    Eurozone economic growth has picked up, most notably in France and Italy, but can it last, particularly as Greece continues ...
  88. Google's Revenue Beats The GDP Of Several Major Countries

    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  89. The Economics Of Solar Power

    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  90. How U.S. Election News Affects The Dow

    We explain the relationship between US politics, election news, and the performance of the Dow.
  91. Is David Cameron's Austerity Working for Britain?

    Although growth picked up in 2013 and 2014, contrary to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s claims, austerity is ...
  92. How Tornadoes Impact The Economy

    Although most would agree that tornadoes and natural disasters are a very undesirable form of economic stimulus many economists ...
  93. Top Financing Options For Cosmetic Surgery

    Your choice is simple: You can pay lots – or lots more.
  94. Japanese Agricultural Reform Is A Key Challenge

    If you live in Tokyo, Japan's biggest city, then your vote is cheap. If you want your voice to count, move out to the countryside ...
  95. Why Israel Is Attracting Chinese Investors (BIDU)

    Chinese investment in Israel has taken off since 2011. What opportunities do Chinese investors see in the country, and what ...
  96. How Embargoes Affect International Business (XOM, BP)

    One nations may impose an embargo against another as a tool of diplomacy. But it's businesses on both sides of the border ...
  97. Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy

    While solar energy technology has some disadvantages that make it somewhat expensive in certain markets, it is becoming an ...
  98. Is The Chinese Yuan A Good Investment?

    The Chinese economy is growing and so are expectations for its currency. Investopedia explains why the Chinese yuan is a ...
  99. West Coast Vs. East Coast Economy

    The East’s focus on finance and banking contrasts the West’s drive toward technological innovation. But one thing is clear--each ...
  100. Healthiest And Safest European Economies

    Economic indicators are to economists what symptoms are to doctors: signs of the relative well-being of the patient.
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