US Consumer Confidence Dips in April

United States’ consumer confidence fell to an indexed level of 120.3 in April according to the Conference Board, compared to 125.6 in March and an expectation of 122.9. Despite the larger than expected decline, US consumer confidence is still relatively strong. Last April, the index recorded a level of about 90. The reading March marked a sixteen-year More...

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By Carl Conrad On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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About the Author: Mr. Conrad is a retired college Economics Instructor who is hoping to remove a lot of the confusion, misunderstandings, and myths that surround contemporary economic thinking. We used to think More...

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Should the United States Abandon the Federal Reserve System?

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By Nouriel Harjai On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Iranian Growth Accelerated in 2016

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By David Duncan On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Canadian Q4 GDP Growth Exceeds Expectations

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By David Duncan On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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By David Duncan On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Tensions Rise Between China and South Korea

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By Benjamin Comston On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Australia’s Vanishing Current Account Deficit

In an economic system of floating exchange rates, it must be true that the supply of any currency also equals its demand. Would it not, the exchange rate would rise or fall against other currencies until the two More...

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