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Should We Get Rid of the Penny? – 8 Reasons to...

According to an old superstition, it's good luck to find a penny on the sidewalk. But whether or not you believe picking up that penny will...
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What Is Quantitative Easing Explained – Definition, Risks & Effects on...

When an economy is in danger of slipping into a recession or depression, governments can employ a strategy known as quantitative easing (QE). Quantitative easing...
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What Is the Sharing Economy – Example Companies, Definition, Pros &...

Some call it the gig economy. Others call it the peer economy. Others, the collaborative economy, or "collaborative consumption." Still others, the sharing economy. Tomayto,...
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What Is Considered Middle Class in America? – Definition, Income Range...

The news is full of stories about how tough times are for the middle class. Story after story talks about how jobs are disappearing,...
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List of 16 Major Leading & Lagging Economic Indicators

Most economists talk about where the economy is headed - it's what they do. But in case you haven't noticed, many of their predictions...
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The Truth About Why Gas Prices Are Rising So High

As a kid growing up in the frigid northern states, I eagerly awaited April and May when the days of shivering mornings, glove-covered hands,...

What Is Money Laundering (Explained) – Examples, Schemes & Regulations

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump and veteran political wheeler-dealer, pleaded not guilty on October 30, 2017, to about a...
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What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – Definition & Calculations

The gross domestic product, or GDP, is one of the most common measures on the state of the economy for any nation. Unfortunately, unless...
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How to Fix the United States’ Debt Problems & Reduce Federal...

According to projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), America will continue to spend more than it receives in revenues from 2016 to 2026, and...
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The Gender Wage Gap – Do Men Really Earn More Than...

It's no big secret that men, as a group, earn more than women. A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2016, women...
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United States Tax History – Federal Income Tax History in America

It's safe to say that few Americans find taxes fascinating. In fact, "frustrating," "nerve-wracking," and "bewildering" might be more commonly applied terms when describing...
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What Is Bitcoin – History, How It Works, Pros & Cons

Bitcoin is a virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, that's controlled by a decentralized network of users and isn't directly subject to the whims of central...