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  1. The 5 Countries that Produce the Most Sugar

    Learn what countries benefit the most from the world's obsession with sweets and the possibilities of clean fuel from sugar.
  2. 10 Countries With the Most McDonald's Locations

    Europe may be more important to McDonald's than the United States, and Asia is not too far behind now that the Chinese market ...
  3. An Introduction to Dark Pools

    Dark pools are private exchanges or forums for securities trading; unlike stock exchanges, dark pools are not accessible ...
  4. What Consumers Want From McDonald's

    McDonald's has struggled to win back customers who have run off to premium hamburger restaurants. Now it's time to rethink ...
  5. The Impact of a Fed Interest Rate Hike

    When interest rates increase, there are effects on the ways that consumers and businesses can access credit and plan their ...
  6. The 9 Industries That Boosted California's Economy in 2014

    In 2014, nine industries drove California's economic growth, well-known for its technology, entertainment and agriculture ...
  7. A Review of Bernie Sanders' Economic Policies

    With income and wealth inequality on the rise, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has focused his political career on reducing ...
  8. Walmart's New Advertising Plans

    Walmart has a newly appointed chief marketing officer and a new chief customer officer while online advertising comes into ...
  9. 4 Ways China Influenced Global Economics in 2016

    China's economy influenced the entire world in 2016 via a hefty decline in the Chinese stock markets, falling commodity ...
  10. The Biggest Pesticide Companies in the World

    The top pesticide companies in the world demonstrated merger and acquisition activity that may concentrate food production ...
  11. Inflation and Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  12. What Countries Spend on Antiterrorism

    The cost of combating terrorism has exponentially increased in the last two decades. Here are some hard numbers.
  13. How the North Korea Economy Works

    A peek into the secretive and totalitarian economy of North Korea.
  14. Why Is Ukraine At War? A Russian Rivalry With West

    Power games played behind the Ukrainian conflict were rooted in a previous revolution, a past Cold War, a genocide and an ...
  15. A Brief History of International Trade Agreements

    Since the mercantilist era, world trade has become increasingly multilateral, but since World War II there has been a definite ...
  16. The Top 3 Twitter Shareholders (TWTR)

    Learn more about the top three individual owners of Twitter and how they accumulated their positions through the social media ...
  17. Understanding the Downfall of Greece's Economy

    Greece defaulted on its debt in an incredible way. Such an event has left many wondering how Greece’s situation became so ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 5 States with the Highest Real GDP Per Capita

    Learn about the top five states for per-capita, real gross domestic product (GDP) as of 2017: Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, ...
  20. Is Argentina a Socialist Country?

    Find out why Argentina is not strictly a socialist country although the South American nation has many socialist tendencies.
  21. 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) ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed

    As more states vote in favor of legalizing weed, here's a look at the economic benefits to state economies.
  24. The 5 Industries Driving the U.S Economy

    These five industries are creating jobs, boosting wage growth and reducing the United States' reliance on foreign trade.
  25. What Is Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)?

    Purchasing power parity (PPP) is an economic theory that compares different countries' currencies through a "basket of goods" ...
  26. How the UK Makes Money

    The United Kingdom has one of the strongest economies in the world thanks to the strength of its services, manufacturing ...
  27. How Does China Manage Its Money Supply?

    Here's how the Central Bank of China manages its currency rates and the money supply.
  28. How Airlines Feel the Effect of Terrorism

    Major airlines undoubtedly feel a financial effect from terrorist activity, especially like what was seen in Paris in 2015 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Can Fracking Survive at $50 a Barrel?

    Can fracking survive at $50 a barrell?
  31. The NYSE and Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way the NYSE and Nasdaq exchanges operate and the securities that trade on ...
  32. 5 Key Suppliers of Walmart

    Walmart stores make money when they buy, making the relationship with the global retail giant a profitable and unique experience ...
  33. 4 Economic Challenges Facing Poland in 2019

    Poland's economy faces many challenges entering 2019.
  34. Why and When Do Countries Default?

    Countries can default on their debt. This happens when the government is either unable or unwilling to make good on its fiscal ...
  35. The World's Leading Financial Cities

    Find out the cities that are the most predominant hubs of global financial activity.
  36. Top 5 Largest University Endowments

    The five largest university endowments in the world are Harvard, Yale, University of Texas, Princeton and Stanford
  37. An Introduction to Government Loans

    Government loans provide more benefits than private loans are available in many areas, including business, education, housing, ...
  38. West Coast Vs. East Coast Economy

    The East’s focus on finance and banking contrasts with the West’s drive toward technological innovation. But one thing is ...
  39. Making Money in Las Vegas

    Gambling is not so lucrative in Las Vegas, but the construction and housing sectors seem set to boom.
  40. Target's REDcard: What You Need to Know (TGT)

    Target Corp’s REDcard loyalty program is popular among shoppers. Here's what you need to know.
  41. What Happens When A Stock Broker Goes Bust?

    There is no way to affect market volatility, but there is a protection mechanism in place in case a broker firm runs into ...
  42. 10 Countries With The Most Natural Resources

    Commodities are the raw materials used for all products manufactured worldwide. This article lists the top 10 countries with ...
  43. 4 Economic Challenges Mexico Faces in 2018

    The rate of growth in the Mexican economy dropped in 2017 compared to 2016, and the Mexican Central Bank is lowering growth ...
  44. How Negative Interest Rates Work

    Policymakers in Europe are choosing an unconventional strategy of negative interest rates. What could happen?
  45. Brexit: Winners and Losers

    As post-Brexit discussions between the U.K. and Europe heat up, we analyze the ongoing winners and losers from these negotiations. ...
  46. How Interest Rates Affect the U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds, and inflation.
  47. Why Is The Federal Reserve Independent?

    An overview of the independent status of the Federal Reserve and arguments for and against it.
  48. The Post-Soviet Union Russian Economy

    Building a strong and vibrant economy is not an easy task, especially when remnants of an old structure continue to haunt ...
  49. Main Characteristics of Capitalist Economies

    Commerce is based on the principles of capitalism, but there are few, if any, examples of pure capitalism except in theory.
  50. How Economic Sanctions Work

    The repercussions of Russia's 2014 invasion of Crimea are nowhere near over. The Ukraine says Russian aircraft are no longer ...
  51. 3 Economic Challenges Japan Faces in 2019

    Understand the important challenges facing Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe and the Bank of Japan as they try to help Japan's ...
  52. Smart Resumes for the Fashion Industry

    Here's what you need to know to tailor your resume to the fashion job you want.
  53. How Tornadoes Impact The Economy

    Most agree that natural disasters are undesirable forms of economic stimulus, but economists have found that increased economic ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. The Economics Of Solar Power

    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  56. The Federal Funds, Prime and LIBOR Rates

    The prime rate and LIBOR rate, two of the most prominent benchmark rates, tend to track the federal funds rate closely over ...
  57. Investment Fundamentals: S&P 500 Vs. Russell 1000

    Learn about the similarities and differences between the S&P 500 and the Russell 1000 indices, and discover why investors ...
  58. Top 6 Factors That Drive Investment In China

    FDI in China surpassed $100 billion in 2010, certain key factors drive foreign direct investment.
  59. The Top Sites for the Latest Stock Market News

    Along with online sources, active traders pay close attention to other media – like live TV, Twitter and newsletters to benefit ...
  60. The Federal Reserve Chairman's Responsibilities

    The chairman of the Federal Reserve Board has many duties including testifying before Congress and as acting as chair of ...
  61. 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, ...
  62. How China's GDP Is Calculated

    China is the world’s second-largest economy based on its GDP figures. Investopedia explains the methodology behind China’s ...
  63. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the United States and abroad. However, this company is not without ...
  64. New Jersey's Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Five industries are driving New Jersey's economy. See which sectors employ the most people, and which industries are expected ...
  65. Relief Rally Caps a Volatile Week

    A relief rally for U.S. markets caps off one of the more volatile weeks this year. What happened and what to expect next ...
  66. Top 4 Places to Invest in Latin America

    Far from stagnant growth, crushing inflation or political instability, these four Latin American nations deserve consideration ...
  67. Why The Consumer Price Index Is Controversial

    Economists are torn about how to calculate inflation. The Consumer Price Index is a popular, but controversial, measure of ...
  68. Can Deflation Be Good?

    General economic theory consensus rules that deflation is bad for the economy. But the Swiss economy is growing despite a ...
  69. 5 Countries Where U.S Citizens Need Visas

    A U.S. passport will get you into many countries, but not everywhere. Here's how to visit five of the most popular destinations ...
  70. 3 Economic Challenges for Germany in 2019

    Germany's strong economy faces three issues going into 2019.
  71. Can a Family Survive on the U.S. Minimum Wage? (WMT, COST)

    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at U.S. minimum wage can't keep a family of ...
  72. The 5 Countries with the Lowest Interest Rates

    Interest rates in many nations are at record low levels. We look at the five nations with the lowest rates.
  73. Successful Ways That Governments Reduce Debt

    Governments have many options when trying to reduce the national debt, and throughout history, some of them have actually ...
  74. 5 Best States for Black Friday Shopping

    These states have great deals on your day-after-Thanksgiving purchases. The secret? No – or lower – sales taxes.
  75. NAFTA's Winners and Losers

    Here's a look at NAFTA and what it accomplishes.
  76. 3 Economic Challenges for India in 2019

    India's economy is constrained by ingrained problems that will persist despite government investment in the nation's infrastructure.
  77. How Unconventional Monetary Policy Works

    Unconventional monetary policy, such as quantitative easing, can be used to jump-start economic growth and spur demand.
  78. 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.
  79. 8 Companies Raising the Minimum Wage (MCD, SBUX)

    Learn about the top companies that have raised their minimum wage — including Starbucks and Wells Fargo — and how this affected ...
  80. The Origins Of Greece's Debt Crisis

    The Greek debt crisis has its origins in the fiscal profligacy of previous governments, proving that nations cannot afford ...
  81. Protest Divestment and the End of Apartheid

    Learn about protest divestment and the impacts this practice can have beyond the financial sector through the example of ...
  82. 3 Economic Challenges for France in 2019

    France faces three significant economic challenges in 2019: unemployment, lagging competitiveness and sluggish growth.
  83. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  84. New Mexico: 7 Industries for Economic Growth

    Seven primary industries are set to drive the economy of New Mexico.
  85. Why Bank Bail-Ins Will Be the New Bailouts

    After the public's outcry over rescuing banks with taxpayer money, the government is switching tactics. Find out why bail-ins ...
  86. What Does It Mean To Be Green?

    Green investing is the new buzzword for companies and investors. Find out what it means.
  87. Why the 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yield Matters

    10-year treasury bond yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  88. Why Is Deflation Bad for the Economy?

    Deflation can adversely affect the economy in significant ways.
  89. The Economic Impact of Hosting the Olympics

    Because the economic impact of hosting the Olympics tends to be less positive than anticipated, most cities may be better ...
  90. How Demographics Drive The Economy

    Demographics can have a profound effect on the economy. An aging population coupled with a declining birthrate points to ...
  91. The SEC: A Brief History Of Regulation

    The SEC has continued to make the market a safer place by learning from and adapting to new scandals and crises.
  92. How asset-price inflation and economic growth differ

    Read about the difference between asset-price inflation and real economic growth, and why a rising stock market or housing ...
  93. Lessons From the Financial Crisis: Neel Kashkari

    A decade after the financial crisis, Neel Kashkari, the man who oversaw TARP, answers questions on lessons learned.
  94. How the Financial Crisis Affected Millennials

    The Great Recession continues to haunt millennial Americans, creating a skepticism that the stock and housing markets deserve ...
  95. How the 2008 Crisis Changed How We Save and Invest

    A new survey reveals how today's consumers feel about the crash and Great Recession of 2008.
  96. Roubini: This Will Trigger the Next Crisis

    Nouriel Roubini says the next financial crisis will come as early as 2020 and the causes are already manifesting around the ...
  97. Key indicators for following the stock market and economy

    Learn about some of the key indicators analysts use to follow the U.S. stock markets and to assess the overall condition ...
  98. How price inelasticity and inelasticity of demand differ

    Learn how supply, demand and pricing are interrelated by studying the concepts used by economists to measure pricing fluctuations.
  99. How supply and demand affects inelastic goods

    Find out how the laws of supply and demand function for goods and services that are considered highly inelastic, including ...
  100. Comparing marginal propensity to consume: U.S. versus the world

    Learn how the marginal propensity to consume in the United States compares to that of other countries and why the United ...
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