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For some U.S. states, budget woes are on the horizon

Many U.S. states are approaching the start of fiscal 2015 in better financial health than at any other point since the start of the Great Recession, but headwinds remain for some. 896 more words

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Economic Distortions

Here at MarginRich.com, I mention Jeremy Grantham and his firm GMO quite a bit. That is for two very big reasons. Number 1, he and his firm manage in excess of $100 billion for the biggest institutional investors across the land. 2,572 more words

Economics

California: Record Numbers of 50 to 64 Year Olds Shacking Up with Parents.

A recent study conducted by researchers at UCLA have found that the number of 50-64 year olds in California moving back into the homes of their even older parents has ballooned by 67% over the past 7 years. 883 more words

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Used Cars Are Going to Keep Getting Cheaper and Cheaper

One after-effect of the Great Recession is on display now at car dealerships—where there are more and more used cars for sale, at increasingly lower prices. 518 more words

Thom Hartmann: How America Killed Its Middle Class

AlterNet / By Thom Hartmann


We’re heading into a world that looks like a Charles Dickens novel.

April 17, 2014  |

There’s nothing “normal” about having a middle class. 1,195 more words

Politics

How long will it take for the unemployed to find a job?

While market reports seem to be noting an upswing toward recovery in the U.S. economy, there are still many people who are unemployed that lost their jobs as a result of the Great Recession.   162 more words

Economy

Wealthiest pay higher taxes -- with no substantial impact on economic growth

As the political fight over raising taxes for high-income Americans fades away, so are predictions for negative economic fallout.

The bill for President Barack Obama’s 2013 tax increases comes due April 15, and the first boost in marginal income rates in 20 years is already reducing the U.S.

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