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  1. Restaurant Segments Going Under

    Diners are as American as apple pie, yet their popularity is waning with today's consumers.
  2. Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Man That Are Under $20

    These inexpensive products make good gifts for the man in your life.
  3. Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Women That Are Under $20

    Clichés are clichés for a reason. Sometimes the most clichéd gift can actually be an ideal one.
  4. Countries With The Fastest And Slowest GDP Growth

    Discover which countries have shown the most growth since 1980, and which have shown the more ignominious fizzle and pop.
  5. The Go-To Currency In 50 Years

    Discover why the euro will likely become heir to the currency throne.
  6. 5 Nobel Prize-Winning Economic Theories You Should Know About

    Here are 5 prize-winning economic theories that you’ll want to be familiar with.
  7. Is Free Shipping Worth It?

    Should you buy more just so you can save on shipping?
  8. What People Spend On Christmas Around The World

    Here's a look at some famous Christmas traditions from around the world, how much they cost and how the cost compares to ...
  9. How Inflation Affects Your Net Worth

    When calculating your net worth, don't forget to take inflation into account.
  10. Gifts For People You Aren't That Close To

    Finding a gift for a new boyfriend or girlfriend, your boss, or the postman can sometimes be a challenge.
  11. Why Americans Think Bush Is To Blame For The Economy

    The perception of who is to blame for the economy played a major role in Obama's reelection.
  12. America's Decreasing Economic Mobility

    Though it increased for decades following World War II, real median family income has dropped since the 1970s.
  13. Why Germany Is The Economic Powerhouse Of The Eurozone

    There's little denying that Germany is the boss of the eurozone. Discover what sets it apart from the rest of Europe.
  14. The 5 Most Economically-Free Countries In The World

    Here are the top five from the Heritage Foundation's influential 2012 ranking of the most economically-free countries.
  15. What Lotto Winners Spend Their Money On

    From dream homes to cars, here's a breakdown of the personal finances and spending habits of lottery winners.
  16. TARP 4 Years Later - How Did It All Work Out?

    The TARP program is estimated to cost taxpayers about $32 billion, much less than the OMB's reported estimate.
  17. Illegal Activities That Could Help The Economy

    Legalizing prostitution and street drugs nationwide may actually benefit the economy.
  18. The Relationship Between Japanese And Chinese Economies

    China counts on Japan for its manufacturing savvy, while Japan needs China's market to help it grow out of an economic funk.
  19. Will Germany's Bailout Save Europe?

    Germany has committed even more money to what may prove to be a fruitless cause.
  20. How Divorce Can Adversely Affect The Economy

    Divorce not only affects the people involved, it also affects the nation's economy.
  21. Do The Political Opinions Of Celebrities Matter?

    Celebrities have run the gamut when it comes to adopting political positions. Find out if they make a difference.
  22. A Primer On Inflation

    Inflation has a negative connotation, but is it all bad or does it offer some tangible benefits?
  23. Where Presidential Candidates Get Campaign Funding

    American citizens of every political persuasion may justifiably wonder where all that money comes from and how it's spent. ...
  24. 5 Of The Strangest Items That Are Stolen

    Shoplifters have stolen some weird things. Here are some of the most bizarre.
  25. Countries That Thrive On A Weak European Union

    The current eurozone crisis is having a heavy impact on the global economy and certain nations may leave the EU as a result. ...
  26. How Debt Limits A Country's Options

    While debt is fundamentally necessary to the operation of a national government, it can also be limiting and dangerous.
  27. Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?

    Debt is as much a political tool as an economic one. Discover if wholesale debt forgiveness is the answer for developing ...
  28. Why The Same Goods Have Different Prices Around The World

    Some items like electronics and automobiles have vastly different prices in different countries. Here's a look at why.
  29. Cross-Border Shopping: Bane Or Boon?

    Lower prices, better selection, lower sales tax rates and a strong Canadian dollar draw over 1.9 million Canadians over the ...
  30. The Rise Of Africa

    Africa has all the natural resources a continent could hope for and is just starting to understand its full potential.
  31. 3 Of History’s Largest Acquisitions

    The largest acquisition of 2011 was barely one-sixth the size of the largest from a dozen years ago. Find out what they were. ...
  32. What Young People Are Spending Their Money On

    With consumer spending falling and hindering the chances of an economic recovery in the U.S., we look at Millennials and ...
  33. The Uncertainty Of Economics: Exploring The Dismal Science

    Learning about the study of economics can help you understand why you face contradictions in the market.
  34. 3 Ways You Can Evaluate Country Risk

    Diversifying your portfolio includes looking beyond your borders. Here are a few ways to analyze risk when investing abroad. ...
  35. Countries With The Best And Worst Investor Protection

    Discover which countries do the most to protect the little guy from scheming executives and shady back-room deals.
  36. How To Recognize Sunk Costs

    Find out about sunk costs and why "getting your money's worth" can cost you more than you think.
  37. Top Agricultural Producing Countries

    Discover which countries produce the most agricultural products, which export the most and what is being done to increase ...
  38. 5 Economic Reports You Should Watch

    Most economic reports are noise, but there are a some that are market movers.
  39. Ways To Invest In Developing Countries

    Here is a review of potential investments in the BRIC nations and other developing countries around the world.
  40. 5 Ways To Get Venture Capital Funding

    Crowdfunding and online networking are just some of the ways you can find venture capital investors.
  41. 4 TARP Recipients That Made A Profit

    New estimates show that the TARP program may show a profit of $23.6 billion over the life of the bailout program.
  42. The Spending Habits Of Americans

    Here is an economic portrait of the average American consumer, based on recent spending habits.
  43. 10 Legal Business Practices Of Dubious Ethics

    Being aware of these unscrupulous methods can help you avoid them as best you can.
  44. Political Ideologies And Stocks

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  45. Do Deflationary Shocks Help Or Hurt The Economy?

    Find out how deflationary shocks can both benefit and hurt consumers and businesses.
  46. Making Money In Las Vegas

    It's never been a worse time to break into the ranks of Vegas dealers and pit bosses.
  47. Translating "Fed Speak" Into Plain English

    Confused by the Fed's lingo? Find out what it can tell you and learn how to decipher it.
  48. How To Shop At Wholesale Retailers

    Have a plan and think twice before you venture through the sliding glass doors.
  49. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  50. 4 Reasons Why You Love To Hate Big Businesses

    Large corporations have a reputation for being untrustworthy. Find out why.
  51. A Look at Fiscal and Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  52. 4 Ways Outsourcing Damages Industry

    While outsourcing has preserved capital for many companies, it could be damaging to American industry.
  53. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
  54. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  55. How Education And Training Affect The Economy

    Education and training benefit not only the worker, but also the employer and the country as a whole.
  56. Countries With The Highest Healthcare Spending

    Spending big doesn't necessarily mean it's the best. We take a look at the big spenders in healthcare.
  57. Best Times To Go Shopping

    Whether you love it or hate it, we'll tell you when the best times are to go clothes shopping.
  58. The Hidden Truth Behind The U.S. Economic Recovery

    Learn how the economy is being artificially propped up by unsustainable monetary and fiscal policies.
  59. The Most Popular Valentine's Gifts For Men

    These tried and true favorites are always best-sellers around Valentine's Day.
  60. Globalization: Progress Or Profiteering?

    Proponents of globalization argue that it helps the economies of developing nations and makes goods cheaper, while critics ...
  61. An Introduction To The PIIGS

    Learn which countries are included in the PIIGS and why they are grouped together.
  62. A History Of Wall Street Profitability

    Learn about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (DJIA) through the decades.
  63. The 3 Best Countries For Children And Parents

    These countries top the list when it comes to education, childcare, healthcare and child development.
  64. 5 Other Countries Affected By A Troubled Europe

    These countries have significant trading relationships with European countries, and could feel the brunt of a euro collapse. ...
  65. 5 Upcoming Market-Moving Events

    If you can anticipate the news that these reports contain, your portfolio will be in for some huge gains.
  66. How Economic Reality Influences The Market

    The market is confusing enough. But when you consider how economic reality can influence market prices, it's downright baffling. ...
  67. How Has The Stock Market Changed?

    The past 10 years has seen increased volatility, heralded by the growth of technology.
  68. 5 Doom And Gloom Wall Street Prophets

    Many market commentators have risen to prominence on the back of dire warnings. How do their predictions stack up?
  69. How Productivity And Globalization Affect The Economy

    The systems designed to track the national economy is flawed. Discover the impacts of globalization.
  70. 10 Most Indebted Nations

    There are many different ways to measure debt. See how the top 10 indebted nations change, depending on how you look at it. ...
  71. The History Of Economic Thought

    Economics is a vital part of every day life. Discover the major players who shaped its development.
  72. 8 Biggest Global Trade Offenders

    Countries launch protectionist policies to keep domestic producers safe. We list the top eight offenders.
  73. How Can Emerging Markets Avoid The Middle-Income Trap?

    Emerging markets all reach a point when rapid growth stops. We look at ways to avoid this and move to the next level.
  74. The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  75. How Saving Too Much Can Sap Economic Growth

    Many emerging Asian economies have high savings and low consumption rates. We look at how this impacts their economic development. ...
  76. The History Of Capitalism: From Feudalism To Wall Street

    Find out how the economic system we now use was created.
  77. Why Are Consumers Paying The Same For Smaller Portions?

    Food portions of some products are getting smaller, but we are paying the same price. Find out why.
  78. Trust In Utilities

    Even in times of economic turmoil, utilities can be a good investment.
  79. What Causes Bubbles?

    A look at how asset bubbles are formed according to different schools of thought.
  80. Why Today's "Recession" Tops The Great Depression

    The financial, labor and economic statistics show the current recession is worse than most people think.
  81. The History Of Greek Sovereign Debt Defaults

    This isn't the first time Greece has been in financial trouble. Here's a brief history of the country's money woes.
  82. The Baltic Dry Index: Evaluating An Economic Recovery

    This index can provide insight into economic growth and production, but it has its critics.
  83. Why Consumer Confidence Matters

    As consumer spending is a dominant component of the U.S. economy, how consumers feel about the economy can become self-fulfilling.
  84. Countries With The Highest Government Spending To GDP Ratio

    Does it make sense to invest in these countries with high government spending levels as a percentage of GDP?
  85. The Correlation Between Education And The Economy

    Is there a correlation between education level and a state's economic output?
  86. And The King of R&D Spending Is

    When it comes to investing in other countries, knowing how much is being spent on research and development, and where it's ...
  87. Most and Least Educated States

    The U.S. Census Bureau maintains lists of many state-by-state comparisons. One of the most interesting is the list of states ...
  88. 5 Economic Effects Of Country Liberalization

    Liberalization provides new opportunities for diversification and profit.
  89. The Evolution Of Ticker Symbols

    The stock market has changed dramatically since its inception, but the use of ticker symbols has remained largely unchanged. ...
  90. Tips For Face-to-Face Buying And Selling

    Be aware of these dangers when buying or selling goods in person.
  91. What You Should Know About Inflation

    Find out how this figure relates to your investment portfolio.
  92. What If There Were No Government?

    What would the United States look like in the absence of a federal government?
  93. What Is The World Bank?

    You've heard of the World Bank, now find out how it functions and why some groups oppose it.
  94. Money Facts: The Space Shuttle Program

    The cancellation of the space shuttle program opens up the doors for some privatized opportunities.
  95. The President's Council Of Economic Advisers

    We'll look at the history of the Council, describe its functions and explore some of its most important decisions.
  96. 5 Factors That Could Send The United States Economy Into A Double-Dip Recession

    A decline in consumer confidence and stock market correction could be enough to sink the economy again.
  97. A Practical Look At Microeconomics

    Learn how individual decision-making turns the gears of our economy.
  98. Country Risk: What Happens When A President Dies?

    The sudden death of a country's leader can have dramatic and far-reaching effects on both domestic and world economies.
  99. Products You Should Only Buy Once

    Though we all want the best price on an item, sometimes it's worth paying for quality.
  100. Why Can't Economists Agree?

    There are many reasons why economists can be given the same data and come up with entirely different conclusions.
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