Retail sales showed a notable 1.1 percent increase from January and an increase of 6.5 percent on a year-over-year basis.
"Private" stock markets, a trading trend primarily among venture capitalists based on the West coast, may soon be coming to an end.
China doesn't seasonally adjust its trade numbers, so swings month to month can be misleading.
The wealth gap in America is widening, and a surtax on the super rich would slow it from widening into a chasm.
Many tax policy experts spin a simple fairy tale when they talk about how to reform the tax system. They say that we just need to cut tax rates, which will expand the economy, which in turn will reduce the deficit. But unfortunately, in the real world, we face real budget constraints and a real scarcity of resources.
By swapping babysitting services with another family, you save a hefty amount of money and build strong relationships to boot.
Some cautious financial minds are predicting that right now might be a good time to sit out the stock market, despite the economic recovery. Are they right?
A nation's economy doesn't have to be wholly reliant on manufacturing, and service sector jobs are a strong indicator of an economy's health.
The Pentagon spent $17.3 billion on oil in 2011, a 26 percent increase from 2010. This despite the Pentagon's public efforts to "go green."
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Until recently, the United States was a big net importer of oil, while Britain was a small net exporter of oil. This meant that higher oil prices harmed the U.S. economy, but had a slightly positive effect on the U.K. economy. Now the two nations are switching roles.