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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.

How the Aging Labor Force Affects the US Economy

As Baby Boomers age, so will the labor force. Many can't afford to retire, thanks to the financial crisis. What this means for the U.S. economy.

Aggregate Supply: What It Is, How It Works

Aggregate supply is everything produced by the 4 factors of production plus capital. Explains the law of supply and demand and what the U.S supplies.

What Is Profit and How Does It Work?

Profit is when revenue is greater than costs. Businesses try to maximize profit, also known as the profit motive. It also drives the stock market.

What Is the Minimum Wage?

The minimum wage is a level set by government to ensure workers have enough income to provide a decent standard of living. What are the pros and cons?

Labor Force Participation Rate Formula

The labor force participation rate formula is the labor force divided by the civilian non-institutionalized population. Find out how these are defined.

Dow Jones Closing History

The Dow historical closing high is 17,138.20 set July 16, 2014. Quickly find the DJIA highs and lows during every business cycle since the Depression.

What Is Commercial Real Estate?

Definition: Commercial real estate is property that produces income, such as offices, stores, and apartments. Here's how it affects the economy.

New Home Starts

When ground is broken on a new home. More accurate than new home permits or new home sales because they occur afterwards.

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