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Housing Starts Bode Well For US Economy

The highest number of single family homes were started in December, 2014 in almost seven years; this fueled an unexpectedly large gain in U.S. housing starts that signals construction will contribute more to economic growth in 2015. 333 more words

Housing Market

Don’t Believe What You Hear About The US Economy

by Dean Baker

The latest numbers, when put in context, hardly impress

January 13, 2015 “Al Jazeera” The end of the year produced a number of media celebrations for the United States’ economic comeback. 788 more words


America and income inequality

From President Obama’s SOTU address: That’s what middle-class economics is — the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, everyone plays by the same set of rules. 706 more words


What Did Obama Say During His State of the Nation Address? What's Your Say?

On the 20th of January 2015, President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address.

“Tonight, we turn the page”, Obama said.

Below are some excerpts from the President’s speech. 353 more words


Median Wages and Earnings Continued Stagnant in 2014 for the Majority of US Occupations.

As President Barack Obama addressed the Nation’s Congress speaking of income inequalities among men and women, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its quarterly report on weekly earnings… 276 more words


The Future of US Labor Markets: 5 Questions with Tara Sinclair

One of the overarching goals of economic forecasting is accurately predicting when a recession will occur and what can be done to fix it, though no one has yet been very successful at it. 852 more words

General Economic Policy

Inside the Economy with SH&J: January 19, 2015

On Monday, January 19, we had our second economic discussion of the New Year. We covered many interesting facets of the economy including oil, global unemployment, China and more. 23 more words