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U.S. GDP Current Statistics

The economy rebounded an astonishing 4.0% from the first quarter's downturn. Check here to find BEA revisions in GDP going back to 2011.

Profit Margin

Profit margins are a ratio that explains how well a company uses its revenue to create profit. There are 3 types: Gross, Operating and Net.

National Debt by Year

Here's national debt by year, compared to the size of the economy and whether there was a recession, war or other catastrophe.

U.S. GDP Growth

The forecast for U.S. GDP growth through 2016 is between 1.9% - 3%. Compare to the business cycle, unemployment and inflation for each year since 1929.

Unemployment Rate by Year

The unemployment rate varies with the business cycle. Find out how the government has tried to reduce unemployment since 1929, what's worked and what hasn't.

3 Ways Ukraine's Crisis Affects You

The ongoing Ukraine crisis is hurting Russia, thanks to sanctions. However, it has a mild effect on the U.S. as well.

FOMC Meetings

The FOMC meets 8 times a year. Is the Fed more worried about growth, inflation or unemployment? Find out in this summary of the latest meeting.

Inflation Rate Targeting

Inflation targeting is a monetary policy that sets a goal for inflation. The Federal Reserve's inflation rate target is 2%. Here's how it works.

Demand Curve

The demand curve plots out the demand schedule, which is the quantity demanded at different prices.

Welfare Programs

Welfare programs are government subsidies to the poor. Here's the facts for 6 in the U.S.: TANF, Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI, EITC, and Housing Assistance.

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