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Current Inflation Rate

The inflation rate was .3% in June. The core inflation rate was 1.9% year-over-year, just under the Fed's target.

Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing jobs create new products from raw materials. They pay well, but are disappearing thanks to robotics.

How Jobs Outsourcing Affects the U.S. Economy

Jobs outsourcing is how U.S. companies hire lower-paid workers in emerging markets instead of Americans.Here's the different types of outsourcing, and their impact.

Income Inequality in America

U.S. income inequality has worsened significantly in the past 30 years. What is the cause, what can be done about it, and how does it affect you?

Average Income Levels in U.S.

The average U.S. income is worse today than in 2000.Levels are falling because the government has focused on debt reduction instead of job creation.

Why Are Gas Prices So High?

High gas prices are caused by futures investments, not supply and demand. Find out why prices are high, and why they rose from 2008 to the present.

Capital Goods

Capital goods are the machinery, equipment and buildings used by businesses to create supply. Find examples and how it differs from consumer goods.

What Is the Capital Gains Tax?

The capital gains tax is the same as your income for short-term gains, and 15 - 20% for long-term gains. How this difference affects the economy and you.

What Is Monetary Policy?

Monetary policy manages inflation and unemployment by controlling interest rates and the supply of money and credit. It is directed by a nation's central bank.

What Are Small Cap Stocks?

Small cap stocks are are shares of companies with a market capitalization of less than $2 billion. Buy when the business cycle is expanding.

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