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Purchasing Power

Restoring Lost Purchasing Power With the ShopAmerica Gift Card

Al Lewis | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Al Lewis

Imagine if a simple, free, government initiative could noticeably raise almost everyone's standard of living, at essentially no cost to anybody... and reduce the federal deficit at the same time. It's called the ShopAmerica Gift Card and here's how it would work.

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...

#AOLBUILD Hosts theSkimm's Co-Founders

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Media
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD QUOTE OF THE SESSION "One of our readers said it best, 'I can get behind a business that respects brunch.'" -- theSkimm co...

Hillary Clinton Could Win All 50 States Running Against Banana Republicans in 2016

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Hillary Clinton represents to voters the ability to lead, the ability to govern, and the ability to grow the economy. If she runs against the Banana Republicans, who are so unpopular today, she could actually win all 50 states in November 2016. That's a happy prospect indeed, for Democrats.

The Future Of The U.S. Economy Will Depend On The Hispanic Market

Posted 04.18.2012 | Latino Voices

Latinos are key players in the American economy. But while the present U.S. economy benefits from Hispanics, the future U.S. economy is likely to depe...

Rising Prices Squeeze The Purchasing Power Of Americans

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Consumers paid more for a range of goods and services last month, pushing up inflation and squeezing Americans' purchasing power. ...

Grow Online

Alex Harrington-Griffin | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Alex Harrington-Griffin

Small business owners have had to become more resourceful but many lack the knowledge and time to research and implement even the most basic internet strategy.

Blow, Bling and Bucks: IMF Work Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Jody Myers | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business
Jody Myers

Drug traffickers, diamond smugglers, and terrorists' financiers around the world have one thing in common: they abuse the financial system to "clean" the proceeds they have obtained from their illegal work, or to transfer funds to achieve their destructive aims.

Chinese Consumers Becoming More Sophisticated: Report

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

SHANGHAI (AP) — Chinese consumers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their tastes and expect a wider range of better products, according to ...

Where Did Inflation Go?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

For those concerned about incipient inflation resulting from the gargantuan monetary expansion and the budget deficits we are still running, the lack of inflation is confounding.

Comparison Of Purchasing Power Around Globe Finds Oslo, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva Most Expensive Cities

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Oslo, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva, Tokyo and New York have been dubbed the most expensive cities in the world. The UBS "Prices and Earnings" survey of...