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US House of Representatives: How It Affects the US Economy
The U.S. House of Representatives is the junior body of Congress. It affects the US Economy by creating fiscal policy.

US Senate: What It Does, How It Affects the US Economy
The Senate is the senior body in the U.S. Congress. Here's why there's 2 Senators/state and how it impacts the economy.

How Hedge Funds Impact the Stock Market: Pros, Cons
Hedge funds control between 10% to 50% of the stock market. Here's how, and the pros and cons.

FDIC: Definition, Limits, Members, Effect on Economy
The FDIC is an independent Federal agency that insures your savings. This protection prevents another Great Depression. How to find member banks.

Subprime Mortgage Crisis Explained
The subprime mortgage crisis occurred when overleveraged homeowners, banks and hedge funds started defaulting as housing prices fell in 2006.

Standard of Living: Definition, Measure, by Country
The standard of living is the goods and services purchased by a person, group, or country. Compare different measurements and ranks.

Federal Poverty Threshold
The federal poverty threshold is used to count the number of poor in America. There are currently 14.5% people living in poverty.

How to Protect Yourself From Inflation
The best protection from inflation is to boost your earnings. If that's not possible, here's some other tools to protect your finances.

Breakout Nations: Where to Invest Next
Breakout nations are those emerging market countries that are well-poised for growth. Heres' the good, bad, and ugly from Ruchir Sharma's book.

FOMC: Definition, What It Does, Members, Effect
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) implements the Federal Reserve's monetary policy. It fights unemployment and inflation.

Who Are Hedge Fund Investors
Hedge fund investors are wealthier and more sophisticated than individual investors. Most are institutional investors want diversification.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
The OECD prepares statistical reports and economic policy recommendations for its 34 member countries.

Greed Is Good: Quote and Meaning


What Is the American Dream Today?
The American Dream today has drifted far away from that envisioned by the Founding Fathers. Here's what it was, and what it should be.

America Is Not Really a Free Market Economy
The U.S. is generally considered the world's premier free market economy. That's because the U.S. Constitution guarantees it.

Open Market Operations: Definition, How It Works
Open market operations is when the Federal Reserve buys or sells securities, such as Treasury notes, from its member banks.

Federal Discount Rate: Definition, Impact, How It Works
The Federal Reserve discount rate is what the nation's central bank charges its member banks to borrow at its discount window. It's currently 0.5%

Bureau of Economic Analysis
The BEA provides some of the most closely watched economic indicators relating to the U.S. economy. Here's how to profit from the BEA's reports.

How Natural Resources Boost the US Economy
Natural resources, such as farmable land, abundant oil, and long coastlines, are a key source of comparative advantage to the U.S. economy

U.S. Department of Labor and What It Does
The Department of Labor seeks to provide a productive workforce for the U.S. economy.

What Is Fixed Income: Types, How It Affects Economy
Fixed income is an investment that returns a payment on a regular schedule. Types, size of market, and how it affects the U.S. economy.

2008 Presidential Election
Find out the economic platforms of the candidates for the 2008 Presidential Election.

How Hedge Funds Affect the US Economy
How hedge funds impact the U.S. economy, which is a result of the increasing impact of hedge funds on the stock market and oil prices.

Past Holiday Statistics
The holidays were happy for retailers, as shoppers returned to the stores after the financial crisis of 2008. Find out the economic impact of the major retail holidays, including Valentine's Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

U.S. Imports: Top 5 Countries by Year for Past 10 Years
More than half of U.S. goods imports are from five countries. Here's the statistics for the last 10 years, and what they produce.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors: Definition, Members
The Federal Reserve Board is a 7-member government agency that directs U.S. monetary policy through its role with the Fed banking system and FOMC.

Dust Storm of Great Depression
Dust storms caused by drought and poor cultivation forced families to move.

Migrant Mother
This photo of Florence Thompson, taken by Dorothea Lange, is called the Face of the Great Depression. Here's her story. Page 4.

Dust Storm nearly buried this house.
It's shocking to see how dust storms nearly covered houses. Page 2.

Face of Desperation
This is one of the other famous faces of the Depression, showing great desperation. Page 3.

Soup lines
Men lined up in a soup line during the Great Depression. Page 8.

Stock Market Crash of 1929
The floor of the NYSE during the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Page 9.

Children of Great Depression
Children were forced to work in the fields, sleeping outside with no tents. Page 5.

Depression family
A family of six living in a one-room shack. Page 7.

Hoovervilles
Hooverville tents. US Economy. Page 6.

U.S. Imports: Statistics and Issues
U.S. imports $2.451 trillion in goods and services. That's more than its exports and costs American jobs. Why can't it just make everything at home?

Cost of Living: Define, Calculate, Compare, Rank
The cost of living compares how much income you need to live in various locations, or across time. Find out the best indicators for your needs.

Demand Schedule: Definition and Real Life Example
The demand schedule plots out the the quantity demanded at different prices. Here's a real world example using beef prices in 2014

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Pros, Cons, Obstacles
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) removes export barriers between the U.S. and 11 countries bordering the Pacific. Here's pros, cons and next steps.

What Are the Odds of Winning the Lottery
What are your odds for winning the $1.5 billion lottery? Less likely than being hit by lighting, but more likely than getting killed by a shark.

What Is FIRREA: History and Use Today
FIRREA is the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, passed to address the S&L Crisis. How it's used today.

US Regional Trade Agreements: Summary, Examples
A summary of the US Regional Trade Agreements including TTIP, TPP, NAFTA, CAFTA, MEFTI, FTAA, ASEAN and APEC.

What Is Freddie Mac (FHLMC): Definition, What It Does
Freddie Mac is a government-owned corporation that buy mortgages from banks and resells them to investors.That boosts the housing market.

Monetary Policy Tools: How They Work
Central banks use 3 main tools: open market operations, discount rate, and reserve requirement. The financial crisis made them invent many more.

Profit: Definition, Types, How It Works
Profit is when revenue is greater than costs. Businesses try to maximize profit, also known as the profit motive. It also drives the stock market.

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Retail Holidays 2011 and 2010
The holidays in 2011 were even better for retailers than in 2010. Shoppers didn't let a slow economy stop them from celebrating the holidays throughout the year. Find out the economic impact of the major retail holidays in 2011, including Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

President FY 2008 Budget
A top-level review of the President's FY 2008 Budget and its impact on the U.S. economy.

Supply and Demand
How supply and demand are the forces which create the U.S. economy. Supply includes inputs, such as labor, capital, and natural resources. Labor includes employment, unemployment, and productivity. Economic outputs are also explained, including products and services. An explanation of both domestic and international demand.

FY 2012 Budget - Details of the FY 2012 Budget - All You Need to Know About the FY 2012 Budget
A summary and details about the FY 2012 Budget. Helps you understand the FY 2012 budget.

Obama and the Economy
Even before he took office, President Obama has focused on the economy. Find out what programs he's proposed and launched, and their impact on the U.S. economy.

How the U.S. Economy Works
How the U.S. Economy Works

Pricing
How pricing impacts the U.S. economy. An explanation of inflation, deflation and stagflation. Current issues affecting inflation, including imports, oil prices and wage inflation.