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Current Inflation Rate

The inflation rate was .4% in May, and 2.1% for the last year. The core inflation rate was 2.0% year-over-year, finallly reaching the Fed's target.

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 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?

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