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Here's What $100 Is Worth In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business

How far can you stretch a buck? It totally depends on where you live. The map below, created by nonprofit research organization Tax Foundation usin...

Buy the Numbers? Our Confounding and Insufficient Government Statistics

Frank Islam | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

We currently have a national system of leading indicators that does not include or count important things that can be counted. We need one that does.

America's Fastest Shrinking Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Vince Calio, Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immig...

Obamacare Just Made Americans Richer Without Anyone Noticing

Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is ac...

National GDP Revised to Reflect the Economic Activity Generated by Film and Television

Chris Dodd | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Chris Dodd

This morning, the Department of Commerce said that the United States' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is bigger than we thought -- about 3 percent bigger...

Sam Stein

Congress Unlikely To Stop Sequestration Despite Ominous GDP Report | Sam Stein | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and economists urged Congress to reconsider the massive spending cuts set to begin in March in light of Wednesday's alarming n...

Good News For Your Paycheck

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Personal income grew in all major U.S. metropolitan areas in 2011, the first time in four years that all of the count...

Katherine Brooks

What Is The Economic Value Of Art? | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts

Nobody puts the Arts sector in a corner. That's pretty much what the National Endowment of Arts said when they announced their partnership with the Bu...

Lowdown on the Slowdown: 5 Notes on Weakening GDP

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

The good news is it already felt like the second quarter was weak; the GDP report just confirms it. The bad news is the third quarter feels pretty weak as well.

Labor's Lost Wages Widening America's Wealth Gap

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Labor income has dropped as a share of total income earned in the United States, widening the gap between rich and p...

Overpaid Public Workers: Actually, We're Moving Toward Consensus

Jason Richwine | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Jason Richwine

Most Americans agree that public workers should be compensated for their skills at the same market rates as private employees. But right now, many public workers get an unjustified premium.

States Where Incomes Are Rising The Fastest

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

They don’t call them oil booms for nothing. An oil rush in North Dakota has helped the income of the state's residents grow at a rate significant...

Consumer Spending Slows As Americans Dig Themselves Out Of Debt

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

As Americans pay down their household debt, their reluctance to spend is hurting the economic recovery. Though disposable personal income rose 0.3...

10 Cities With The Biggest GDP Growth In 2010

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

For some of the country's largest cities, last year was a good one for growth. None less than the technology hub otherwise known as San Jose. Metr...

Why US Growth Numbers Are Inaccurate

New York Times | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

Instead of chugging along in reasonable health, the United States had been hovering on the brink of a double-dip recession....

Yepoka Yeebo

Corporate Profits At All-Time High As Recovery Stumbles | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federa...

Colorado Personal Income Growth In Second Quarter Near Last In Nation

Denver Business Journal | Mark Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Total personal income in Colorado rose 0.8 percent in the year's second quarter from the previous quarter, one of the lowest rates of growth in the na...

12 U.S. Cities Where Incomes Plummeted Last Year (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Personal incomes declined last year throughout most of the nation, with the exception of a few regions propped up by federal funding, according to a r...

Is Income Inequality Increasing? | Nancy Folbre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most economists seem to agree that income inequality has increased significantly in the United States over the last 30 years. But they don't agree on ...

Recession: Twice As Bad As We Thought, According To Government Revisions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's sort of a good news / bad news scenario. Today, U.S. GDP numbers revealed that the economy shrank only 1 percent last quarter, a much better ...

Can The Lottery Help Us Save Money? | JASON ZWEIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Based on recent headlines, you might think that Americans are finally saving again. Want to bet? In 2007, the latest year for which final numbers are...

Bush Administration Hides More Data, Shuts Down Website Tracking U.S. Economic Indicators

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is faltering. Family debt is on the rise, benefits are disappearing, the deficit is skyrocketing, and the mortgage crisis has worsene...