General Knowledge (1067 Articles)



This section is full of things that I found interesting, and I thought that you might too. The Iraqi stock exchange. How to stay up all night. You never know, there might be a few nuggets of gold in this section that just might interest you.

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NFL Machine Keeps Chugging Through Entirety of Offseason

Thanks to some clever offseason planning, the NFL never once left the news during this past offseason.

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Trump Continues To Surge

Donald Trump continues to surge in the polls, much to the chagrin of many Republican candidates and their supporters.

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Donald Trump Continues To Infuriate But Still Leads GOP Polls

Donald Trump continues to infuriate both the left and the right, though he is still leading most GOP polls that have been released in recent weeks.

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Greek Banks To Re-Open on Monday

Greek banks will be re-opening on Monday, which will likely produce extremely long lines and many aggravated customers.

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Traders Tricked Yet Again By False Story

Traders were tricked yet again on Tuesday by a fake story that was purportedly circulated by Bloomberg - the website, however, turned out to be fake.

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"Grexit" Betting Odds: Greece Leaving Eurozone Seen as Unlikely in 2015

The odds of a Grexit occurring in 2015 are quite long, according to odds that have been served from Betfair.com.

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Market Breathes a Sign of Relief Heading Into The Weekend

The markets breathed a sigh of relief in the second part of this past week after the situations in Greece and China both seemed to calm down.

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Fox, CNN Polls: Donald Trump Surges in Race For Republican Nomination

Despite some controversial recent comments, Donald Trump has surged in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.

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61% Vote "No" in Greek Referendum

61% of the Greek people voted no in this weekend's referendum, which will surely lead to chaos in the markets on Monday.

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Report: Average American Family To Spend $71.23 on Food Items For July 4th

Over $6.6 billion is expected to be spent on July 4th celebrations this year, up over 6% from the year before.

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US Economy Added 223,000 Jobs in June

The US economy added 223,000 jobs in June, while the national unemployment rate declined by 0.2% to 5.3%.

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US Markets Plunge Over Greece Fears

Worries over a Greek default have the markets volatile - will Greece be the tipping point towards another recession?

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Bernie Sanders Gaining Fast on Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders is gaining fast on Hillary Clinton in the state of New Hampshire - should Hillary Clinton be worried?

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Alleged Perpetrator of CYNK Fraud Arrested in Phoenix

The alleged perpetrator of the CYNK fraud has been arrested in Phoenix and charged with securities fraud and money laundering.

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Why Isn't The United States Debt Clock Moving?

Why isn't the United States debt clock moving at all? We take a look at the answer in this article.

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Vice President Joe Biden Has a Net Worth of... Not Very Much

Vice President Joe Biden has a very tiny net worth, though he will collect a very nice pension when he leaves the White House in 2017.

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Barack Obama Has a Net Worth of Between $853,014 and $6,395,999

Barack Obama has a net worth of between $853k and $6.4 million, based on his most recent personal financial disclosure.

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Hillary Clinton vs Bernie Sanders: The Opposite Ends of the Wealth Spectrum

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the two leading contenders for the Democratic nomination, are at the opposite ends of the wealth spectrum.

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The Clintons: $25 Million+ In Speech Income Over 16 Months

The Clinton family made over $25 million from speeches for the 16 months starting January 1st, 2014.

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"The Donald" Likely To Announce Entry Into Presidential Race, $9 Billion Net Worth on Tuesday

According to reports, Donald Trump may be announcing his entry into the 2016 race for President as Tuesday, as well as a $9 billion net worth.

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Jeb Bush Expected To Launch 2016 Presidential Campaign on Monday

Jeb Bush is expected to officially launch his 2016 Presidential campaign on Monday in Florida.

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Boom: US Household Net Worth Hits Record $84.9 Trillion

According to the Federal Reserve, US household net worth hits another all-time high in the first quarter of 2015.

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DJIA Down For The Year; How Will Investors React?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down on the year - will investors start running for the hills?

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Lunch With Warren Buffett Auctioned Off For $2.35 Million

A lunch with Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has been auctioned off for $2.35 million.

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280,000 Jobs Added in May; Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 5.5%

280,000 jobs were added in the United States in the month of May, while the unemployment rate ticked higher to 5.5%.

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Carly Fiorina Reports Her Net Worth - $58,954,494.88

Carly Fiorina released her net worth statement earlier today, and she released the numbers right down to the penny.

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Martin O'Malley Makes It Three For The Democrats

Martin OMalley announced his bid to run for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2016 earlier today.

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The Scary Financial State of Many US Households

According to a recent Federal Reserve survey, 47% of Americans couldn't cover an emergency $400 expense without having to borrow money or sell something.

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Pew Research Center: Republicans More Enthusiastic About Candidates Compared to Years Past

According to the Pew Research Center, Republican supporters are more jazzed about their party's candidates than in years past.

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Couple Donates Their $850,000 Estate To US Government

A couple, wanting to express their gratitude to the United States, donated their entire estate to the US government earlier this month.

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Report: CEO Pay vs Average Worker Pay Gap Continues To Widen

According to the AFL-CIO, the average gap between CEO and average worker pay continued to grow in 2014.

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The Curious Case of the Fake Bid for Avon

The curious case of the fake bid for Avon by a mysterious company called PTG Capital.

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Shift: Chinese Oil Imports Surpass Those of United States For First Time Ever

According to reports, Chinese oil imports surpassed those in the United States for the first time ever in April.

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Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment Increases By 223,000 in April

The national unemployment rate dropped 0.1% to 5.4% in April while total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000.

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CNBC: Hillary Clinton Favorite Amongst Millionaire Population

According to CNBC, Hillary Clinton remains the favorite amongst the millionaire population despite some recent incendiary comments regarding the 1%.

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The Business Side of Mayweather vs Pacquiao

A look at the ungodly amount of money that Pacquiao vs Mayweather is expected to generate this weekend in Las Vegas.

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Bernie Sanders Announces That He Is Running For President

Bernie Sanders revealed earlier this week that he will be looking to challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic Nomination.

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Jeff Bezos Breaks Into The Top 10 List of the World's Richest People

Thanks to the recent surge in shares of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos is now one of the world's ten richest people.

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Japan: The New King of US Debt

Japan surpassed China in February of 2015 to officially become the world's largest holder of US debt.

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Hillary Clinton Launches Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton officially launched her Presidential campaign bid earlier today with the release of a two minute video.

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Chinese Market Indexes Continue To Go Parabolic

The major Chinese market indexes have all gone parabolic so far this year as a full on mania is breaking out in China.

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126,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in March

Just 126,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were added in March, far below expectations. Will this delay an interest rate increase?

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The $2.4 Million Tweet?

According to reports, a trader made $2.4 million from a Tweet made by a WSJ reporter - is this type of computer-based trading fair?

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen: Interest Rates Likely To Start Rising Later in 2015

According to Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen, interest rates in the United States will likely start to rise later in the year.

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Cruz Goes First

According to reports, Senator Ted Cruz will be announcing his Presidential bid in a speech on Monday morning.

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Elon Musk: Tesla's Model S Sedans Will Have Autonomous Technology By Summer

According to Elon Musk, some of Tesla's vehicles will have self-driving technology by this summer.

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Not Again! Nation Hits Its "Debt Ceiling" Once Again

The United States has reached its debt limit once again, which will likely set up for a contentious battle this fall.

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Charles Schwab Throws Hat Into Automated Investment Ring With "Intelligent Portfolios"

Charles Schwab threw their hat into the automated investment ring earlier this week with the introduction of their Intelligent Portfolios.

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Stocks Fall After Strong February Jobs Report

Stocks fell on Friday after a stronger than expected jobs report raised the possibility of an interest rate increase in June.

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Markets Await Friday's Jobs Report

The markets are eagerly anticipating the release of the jobs report on Friday morning - will the Fed start to increase rates?

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Forbes: Global Billionaire Count Up To 1,826

Forbes revealed today that the global billionaire count is over 1,800. In addition, Bill Gates remains the world's richest person.

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District of Columbia Leads Nation With Unemployment Rate of 7.3% in December

The District of Columbia posted the nation's highest unemployment rate in the month of December according to the BLS.

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Warren Buffett Continues To Work on His Magnum Opus

Warren Buffett is getting set to release his Magnum Opus this Saturday when he drops his 50th anniversary letter to Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders.

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OPEC President: "Extraordinary Meeting" of OPEC May Be Approaching If Oil Falls Further

According to OPEC's President, an extraordinary meeting of the oil cartel may be possible within six weeks if oil prices continue to fall.

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December 2014 Foreign Debt Holder Report: Russia Dumps Over 20% Of Their US Debt Holdings

Russia has significantly pared down their holdings of US debt over the past month, trimming their holdings by over 20%.

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Polls: Republican Presidential Candidate Log Jam Forming In Several Early Nominating States

According to recent polls from NBC News/Marist, there is no clear favorite for the Republican nomination in three different states.

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Report: Legalized Marijuana Industry Generated $700 Million in Sales in Colorado Last Year

According to the Washington Post, sales of legalized marijuana in the state generated over $70 million for the state's coffers in 2014.

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Gallup: President Obama on Pace To Be Most Polarizing President of Modern Era

According to Gallup.com, President Barack Obama is currently on track to become the most polarizing US President in history.

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Gasoline Prices Back On The Rise

Gasoline prices in the United States, at least for the time being, are back on the rise due to increase oil prices.

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January Employment Report: 257,000 New Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7%

The January jobs report revealed a slightly increased unemployment rate and 257,000 new jobs.

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Billionaire Bonanza: Report Claims That There Are 2,089 Billionaires In The World

According to a new report, there are currently 2,089 billionaires in the world with a total net worth of over $6 trillion.

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Ratings Bonanza Expected For Super Bowl XLIX

Very strong ratings are expected for this year's Super Bowl thanks to the parity between the two teams and a massive snowstorm.

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Mitt Romney Decides Against Third Presidential Bid in 2016

2012 Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has reportedly decided against another bid for the White House.

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CBO: US Deficit Expected To Be $468 Billion in 2015

According to the CBO, the United States is expected to post a deficit of nearly $470 billion in the 2015 fiscal year.

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Analysts Chop Expectations For Euro; Some See Parity With US Dollar in Near Future

Analysts continue to chop their expectations for the Euro following last week's news of a major new quantitative easing program.

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European Central Bank Unveils Details of Quantitative Easing Program

The European Central Bank recently revealed details of their massive new QE program which is expected to last into 2016.

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Report: Support for Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush Drops

Support for both Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush has dropped since the two men revealed their Presidential ambitions.

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Explosive Move in Swiss Franc Causes Havoc and Steep Losses

A number of firms were rendered insolvent following Thursday's explosive move in the Swiss franc.

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US Energy Information Administration: US Households To Save $750 on Gasoline This Year

According to the US Energy Information Administration, US households are expected to save $750 on gasoline in 2015.

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Report: Congress Finished 2013 With A Median Net Worth of $1.03 Million

According to a new report, members of Congress had a median net worth of $1.03 million at the end of 2013.

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December Employment Report: 252,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6%

The unemployment rate in the United States dropped to 5.6% in December while the number of jobs added came in at 252,000.

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WSJ: Only 38% of Americans Would Have Enough Savings To Pay For Unexpected Bill

According to a recent WSJ article, only 38% of Americans would have enough in savings to cover an unexpected bill.

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Hillary Clinton Out in Front of Practically Every 2016 Presidential Election Poll

Hillary Clinton is way out in front of most of the polls for the 2016 US Presidential election - can she be caught?

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US Debt Load Increased By $790 Billion in 2014

The United States national debt load increased by a staggering $790 billion in 2014, despite an improving economy.

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Pop The Champagne: Stocks Up Again in 2014

The markets had a strong year in 2014, with the NASDAQ leading the way with a total gain of 13.4%.

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President Obama's Approval Rating At Highest Level Since Summer of 2013

President Obama's approval rating has hit its highest level since the summer of 2013 - can it continue?

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Everything is Good: Mastercard Reports That US Holiday Retail Spending Was Up 5.5%

According to multiple reports, retail holiday spending in the United States is up dramatically from last year.

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Gasoline Prices Down More Than $1.25/Gallon Since May

According to a new survey, gasoline prices in the United States are down over $1.25/gallon since May of this year.

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President Obama on Sony: "They Made a Mistake"

President Obama commented on Sony's decision not to release The Interview earlier today, calling the decision a mistake.

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United Arab Emirates: OPEC Output Likely To Remain Unchanged Even If Oil Continues To Drop

According to the United Arab Emirates' energy minister, the continued price drop in oil will not cause them to alter their current strategy of refusing to cut supply.

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The Great Oil Crash of 2014 Continues

The great oil crash of 2014 continued earlier today after OPEC said that they were reducing their demand forecast for 2015.

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November Employment Report: 321k Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Remains Stable at 5.8%

The November employment report showed that the US economy added 321k jobs in November and that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8%.

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$2.7 Trillion Owed To Social Security - And Counting

The US government currently owes $2.7 trillion to Social Security and that number continues to grow with each passing year.

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United States Debt Clock Passes $18 Trillion For The First Time

The United States debt clock passed $18 trillion for the first time earlier this week, much to the chagrin of lawmakers in Washington.

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Report: Black Friday Weekend Spending Down 11%

According to the National Retail Federation, spending on the Black Friday weekend was down 11% from last year.

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Oil Prices Continue To Plunge As OPEC Squares Off Against Shale-Oil Producers

Oil prices continued to plunge this past week after OPEC declined to lower their daily production quotas.

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Chinese Holdings of US Debt Down 2% From Year Ago

Chinese holdings of US debt is down over 2% from a year ago, though other countries have stepped up to make up for the decline in buying.

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Average NHL Franchise Value Up $300 Million+ Over Past Decade

NHL franchise values are up by an average of over $300 million since the 2004-05 lockout took place roughly a decade ago.

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Google: Pay Us And You Won't See As Many Advertisements

Google is reportedly testing out a new pilot program that would allow people to see a small monthly fee in exchange for not seeing as many advertisements.

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President Obama Reveals Sweeping Overhaul of Immigration System

Earlier this evening, President Barack Obama revealed details of his controversial new immigration reform.

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A Look at Bill Ackman's Portfolio As Of September 30th, 2014

A look at the controversial Bill Ackman's portfolio as of September 30th, 2014 - what does he own?

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Gallup: Democratic Party's Favorability Rating Falls To All-Time Low

The favorability rating for the Democratic party has fallen to an all-time low, as evidenced by their poor performance in the recent mid-term elections.

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Microsoft Replaces Exxon Mobil As World's Second Most Valuable Company

Microsoft has replaced Exxon Mobil as the world's second most valuable company thanks to a large drop in oil prices.

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State Unemployment: Georgia Leads Way With Unemployment Rate of 7.9%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Georgia currently has the highest state unemployment rate in the nation.

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NFL: Business Continues To Grow Despite Scandals

The business of the NFL continues to thrive despite numerous scandals, arrests and lawsuits. The NFL, as a business, has proven to be unstoppable.

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Report: 30 Second Super Bowl Ads To Cost $4.5 Million

According to reports, NBC will be charging $4.5 million per 30 second ad for this year's Super Bowl.

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America Heads To The Polls on Tuesday

America heads to the polls on Tuesday and the Republicans are currently projected to gain control of the Senate.

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Washington Post "Election Lab": Republicans Have 95% Chance of Winning a Senate Majority

According to the Election Lab from the Washington Post, the Republicans currently have a 95% chance of winning a Senate majority next week.

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Gallup: Ebola Now a Top 10 Issue For Americans

According to a recent Gallup report, ebola is now a top 10 problem for the country in the eyes of Americans.

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CBO: Net Interest Payments on Federal Debt Expected To Hit $800 Billion By 2024

According to the CBO, net interest payments on the federal debt should hit $800 billion per year by 2024.

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US Debt Load Approaching $18 Trillion

The US national debt clock continues to tick higher and deficit spending continues in the United States, but the subject is now largely being ignored.

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Netflix Set To Lose Billions in Market Cap Following Q3 Earnings Report Release

Shares of Netflix are currently down over 25% in afterhours trading after the company missed their own internal growth expectations.

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Iowa Poll: Romney Only Republican Who Would Beat Hillary Clinton

According to a recently conducted Iowa poll, Mitt Romney is the only person who would be able to top Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election.

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NBA, Players Looking At Likely CBA Standoff Thanks To New TV Deal, Team Valuations

The NBA and its players are likely heading towards a CBA standoff in a couple of years due to an influx of new revenue.

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GT Advanced Technologies: $1.5 Billion Company on Friday, Bankrupt Today

GT Advanced Technologies stunned the market earlier today when it announced that it would be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Surprise! ATM, Overdraft Fees Continue To Surge

Bank fees have continued to surge - most namely, ATM and overdraft fees, much to the disdain of bank customers.

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Reuters: 23.9% of Americans Want Their States To Secede From The Union

According to Reuters.com, an estimated 23.9% of Americans want their states to consider seceding from the union.

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CEO, COO and Cash Disappear From Publicly Traded German Company

Two of the key executives at a publicly traded German company have reportedly run off with a large portion of the company's cash.

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Capital Flees United Kingdom Ahead of Scottish Independence Vote

Capital has fled the United Kingdom at the highest rate since the financial crisis of 2008 thanks to the looming Scottish independence vote.

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NFL Commissioner at Risk of Losing Job Over Ray Rice Situation

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is at very real risk of losing his job following the explosion of the Ray Rice situation.

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The Labor Force Participation Rate Continues To Evaporate

The labor force participation rate continues to evaporate in the United States - what can be done to reverse the trend?

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August Unemployment Report: +142,000 Nonfarm Payroll Employment, Unemployment Rate 6.1%

The August unemployment numbers are in - the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1% in August while the country added 142,000 jobs.

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President Obama's Approval Numbers Continue To Deteriorate

President Obama's approval numbers continue to deteriorate as he continues to battle with a large mountain of issues.

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Gallup: 50% of Full-Time US Workers Work More Than 40 Hours Per Week

According to a recent Gallup poll, a full 50% of full-time US workers work more than 40 hours per week.

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Want To Renounce Your US Citizenship? It'll Now Cost You More

The cost to renounce your US citizenship is set to jump by over 400% - is this fair or simply a money grab?

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Burger King and Tim Hortons Talking Deal

Burger King and Tim Hortons are reportedly in the late stages of a deal that would create a $20 billion food service giant.

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The Great Presidential Vacation Debate

President Obama has been criticized by many for taking vacations when they are conflicts currently raging in many parts of the world.

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Steve Ballmer Looking To Resurrect His Image as New Owner of Los Angeles Clippers

Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, will be looking to soften his image as the new owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.

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Gallup: 52% of Americans Believe That Now is a Good Time To Invest in Financial Markets

A full 52% of Americans have said that they would invest in the markets right now, despite the dizzying gains over the past couple of years.

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Would You Pay a "Minimum Wage Fee" On Your Restaurant Bill?

A Minnesota restaurant recently made waves when they attached a minimum wage fee to all of their customer's bills. Were they right or wrong to do this?

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Bull Market Rages On, But It's Still Nothing Like 1999

A massive bull market still rages on, but it's nothing like the crazy days of 1998 and 1999, when the dot-com bubble expanded to a ridiculous size.

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Berkshire Hathaway's Cash Pile Tops $55 Billion

Berkshire Hathaway's cash pile currently sits in excess of $55 billion, which has led people to ask the question - how will Buffett spend the money?

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Japan Continues To Inch Closer To Becoming USA's Largest Foreign Creditor Once Again

Japan continues to accumulate large amounts of US debt which means that China's days of being the USA's largest creditor may soon be over.

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Puma Biotechnology Illustrates The Dangers of Holding Biotech Short Positions Overnight

Puma Biotechnology illustrated earlier this week that holding biotech companies short overnight can be very damaging to your health.

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Gallup: 17% of Americans Believe Immigration is Nation's Biggest Issue

According to a recent Gallup poll, immigration has become the nation's biggest issue, even ahead of the economy and unemployment.

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The Financial Impact of Lebron James Signing With the Cleveland Cavaliers

Lebron James chose to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier today, and we will look at the financial implications of the move.

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How An Embarrassing Soccer Loss Could Change Brazil's Future

How an embarrassing loss in soccer could change the near-term direction for both Brazil's economy and its equity markets.

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Report: Gun Sales Down 7.6% In First Half of Year

Gun sales have dropped in the United States as citizens are less concerned about the possibility of a gun control bill going through.

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Report: "Millennials" Make Up 40% of Unemployed in United States

According to a new report, roughly 40% of the currently unemployed people in the United States are millennials.

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Over $3 Million in Donations Made To Pay Down US Debt Through First Seven Months of 2014 Fiscal Year

The US public has donated a total of over $3 million to help pay down the US debt through the first seven months of the year.

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President Obama's Approval Rating Continues To Hover In Low 40s

President Obama's approval rating has slid lower and lower during his second term thanks to a large number of scandals.

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Real GDP Decreased 2.9% in Q1/2014

Real GDP decreased by a shocking 2.9% in the United States in Q1/2014, taking many analysts and pundits by surprise.

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AAA: Don't Expect Gas Prices To Drop Anytime Soon

According to AAA, the price of a gallon of gasoline isn't expected to drop anytime soon thanks to the current situation in Iraq.

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Romney Redux? Mitt Leads New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll

Will Mitt Romney run for President once again in 2016? An early New Hampshire poll indicates that he would enjoy wide support if he chose to do so.

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IMF Cuts US Growth Outlook For 2014

The International Monetary Fund cut their estimate for US growth for 2014 to 2.0% earlier today, though they still expect the economy to grow by 3% in 2015.

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Report: 71% of Americans Support Minimum Wage Increase

According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, a full 71% of Americans would support raising the national minimum wage.

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US Posts $130 Billion Deficit in May

The United States posted a deficit of $130 billion in May, down from the $138.7 billion deficit that was posted in the same month last year.

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Report: Global Millionaire Population Soared in 2013

According to a new report, the global millionaire population soared by over 2.6 million households in 2013.

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May Employment Report: 6.3% Unemployment Rate, 217,000 Jobs Added

The May employment numbers are in, as the US economy added 217,000 jobs and posted an unemployment rate of 6.3% for the month.

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Economists Expecting 6.4% Unemployment Rate For May

Economists are expecting the unemployment rate to clock in at 6.4% in May, with approximately 218,000 jobs being added.

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Five Years Since The End of the "Great Recession"

It has now been five years since the end of the Great Recession in the United States - are things recovering?

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NY Times: FBI Investigating Carl Icahn, Phil Mickelson For Possible Insider Trading Violations

Carl Icahn, Phil Mickelson and William Walters are currently being investigated by the SEC and FBI for possible insider trading violations according to multiple publications.

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Gallup: Half of Americans Think That They Will Be Able to Retire Comfortably

According to a recent Gallup.com poll, half of nonretired adult Americans currently believe that they will be able to retire comfortably.

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Gasoline Prices: 1,247 Days Over $3/Gallon and Counting

Gasoline prices remain sky-high in the United States and they show no signs of declining anytime soon - when will we see sub-$3/gallon levels for gasoline again?

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A Look at Vice President Biden's Personal Financial Disclosure For 2013

A look at Vice President Biden's personal financial disclosure for 2013 - was he able to pay down any of his debts?

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President Obama Files Financial Disclosure for 2013

President Obama filed his financial disclosure for the 2013 calendar year, revealing a net worth of between $935k and $6.6 million.

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Belgium's Holdings of US Debt Continue To Soar, Russia Still Selling

Russia's holdings of US debt continue to shrink while Belgium is in the midst of a buying frenzy.

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Student Loan Debt Hits All-Time High of $1.11 Trillion

Student loan debt hit an all-time high of $1.11 trillion in the quarter ending March 31st, 2014 according to the New York Fed.

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United States Posts $106.85 Billion Surplus in April

The United States posted a surplus of about $107 billion in April, slightly missing expectations of a $114 billion surplus.

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Japanese Debt Hits All-Time High

Japanese debt has hit an all-time high as the nation now owes in excess of 1 quadrillion yen, which works out to about $10 trillion USD.

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Mitt Romney Supports Minimum Wage Increase

Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum have all come out in favor of an increase to the nation's minimum wage in recent days.

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IRS Chief: Fewer Audits To Be Conducted This Year Due To Budget Cuts

According to IRS Chief John Koskinen, the agency will conduct less audits this year as a result of recent budget cuts.

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: College Still a Good Investment

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco released a report earlier today in which they stated that college is still, in fact, worth it.

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Labor Force Participation Rate Hits 36 Year Low

The labor force participation rate fell to a 36 year low in April as the number of Americans not in the labor force rose to an all-time high.

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January 8th, 1835

January 8th, 1835 - the last day that the United States, as a nation, was completely debt-free.

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Intragovernmental Holdings: $5 Trillion and Counting

The United States currently has $5 trillion in total intragovernmental holdings and that number is rising on a daily basis.

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Donald Sterling Situation Throws NBA Into Turmoil

The NBA's brand has taken a beating over the past couple of days thanks to the scandal that is embroiled Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling.

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Poll: The Best Long-Term Investment Is..

According to Gallup.com, Americans have decided that real estate is once again their preferred long term investment.

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Belgian US Debt Holdings Continue To Spike

Foreign holdings of US debt continued to rise in the month of February, led by a suspicious surge in buying by Belgium.

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The Obamas Earned $481,098 in 2013

The Obamas earned a total of $481,098 in 2013, thanks, in large part, to President Obama's salary as President of the United States.

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United States Posts Deficit of $37 Billion in March

The United States posted a deficit of $37 billion in March, down significantly from the $107 billion deficit that was posted in March of 2013.

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"Tax Freedom Day" To Fall on April 21st This Year

According to the Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day this year will fall on April 21st, which is three days later than last year.

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Retail Salespersons, Cashiers Top List of Most Common Jobs in the United States

According to the BLS, the two most popular jobs in the United States are retail salespersons and retail cashiers.

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Revenues Rising: Cabrera, Trout To Receive $400 Million+ In Two New MLB Deals

Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout recently received two of the biggest deals in MLB history - we take a look at the business behind the deals.

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Poll: Just 26% of Americans Support "Obamacare"

According to a recently released poll, just 26% of Americans say that they support the health care reforms that were implemented in 2010.

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Bloomberg: Foreign Buyers Slowing Down Their Purchases of US Debt

According to Bloomberg.com, foreign buyers of US debt have been noticeably slowing their purchases for the past year.

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Study: 1 in 10 Long-Term Unemployed Get Hired Every Year

According to a new Princeton study, just 10% of the long-term unemployed in the United States get hired on a yearly basis.

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Berkshire's Billion Dollars is Safe

Nobody was able to pick the perfect bracket in the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, and Berkshire Hathaway's billion dollars is safe for another year.

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Federal Reserve Releases Results of Latest Bank Stress Tests

The Federal Reserve released the results of their latest batch of bank stress tests earlier today, with 29 of the 30 tested banks passing.

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January State Unemployment Report: 43 States Post Unemployment Rate Decreases

A total of 43 states, as well as the District of Columbia, posted unemployment rate decreases in the month of January. Rhode Island currently has the highest unemployment rate (9.2%).

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Russia: $138.6 Billion in Current US Debt Holdings

Russia currently owns almost $140 billion in US debt - will they pare down their holdings as the Ukraine situation continues to escalate?

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Report: Record Number of Million Dollar US Households in 2013

According to a recently released report, a record number of US households posted net worths of at least $1 million in 2013.

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United Kingdom Raises Its Minimum Wage

The United Kingdom has increased its minimum wage as of October, and this increase will actually outpace the rate of inflation.

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Mark Zuckerberg's Net Worth Continues To Soar Into The Stratosphere

Mark Zuckerberg now has a net worth of over $36 billion thanks to the surge in shares of Facebook.

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February Employment Report: Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.7%

The United States saw their unemployment rate tick higher to 6.7% in February after the country added 175,000 in non-farm payroll jobs.

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Gallup: President Obama's Approval Rate Continues To Hover In The Low 40s

According to Gallup.com, President Obama's approval rating continues to trend in the low 40s.

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Forbes: Bill Gates Is Once Again World's Richest Billionaire

According to Forbes, Bill Gates is once again the world's richest person after he saw his net worth increase to $76 billion in 2013.

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Warren Buffett: "America's Best Days Lie Ahead"

Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway is very bullish on America and says that the country's best days lie ahead.

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Bitcoin Proves Resilient in Face of Mt. Gox Closure

Bitcoin has proved to be resilient in the face of the closure of Mt.Gox, formerly one of the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges.

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Bitcoin Exchange MtGox Goes Offline

Bitcoin exchange MtGox.com went offline earlier tonight, likely never to return. What will happen to the price of Bitcoins?

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Whoops! WhatsApp Suffering Extended Outage Following Facebook Deal

Facebook and WhatsApp have some egg on their faces today following an extended outage to the WhatsApp application.

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Facebook Breaks The Bank in WhatsApp Buy

Facebook shocked the world by announcing their purchases of WhatsApp for a reported $19 billion earlier today.

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Gallup: Unemployment/Jobs The Most Pressing Issue for Americans Once Again

The unemployment situation and jobs has now becoming the nation's most pressing issue according to a recent Gallup.com poll.

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Many Americans Continue To Turn Sour on Russia and Vladimir Putin

Many Americans have turned sour on Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin, in recent years. Why?

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Gallup: 29% of US Adults Under The Age of 35 Still Live With Their Parents

According to a recent Gallup poll, 29% of US adults under the age of 35 are still living with their parents.

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"Clean" Debt Ceiling Bill Likely To Be Passed

A clean debt ceiling bill has passed through the House of Representatives and is expected to be passed by the Senate on Wednesday.

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113,000 Jobs Added in January

113,000 jobs were added in the United States in January, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.6%.

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CBO: Federal Deficit To Drop to $514 Billion in 2014

The federal deficit, according to the CBO, will drop to $514 billion in 2014 and $478 billion in 2015.

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Super Bowl XLVIII By The Numbers

Super Bowl XLVII By the Numbers - what is going to be the economic impact on the cities, the teams and the league?

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"Divided", "Troubled", "Deteriorating" - Americans Describe The State of the Nation

Americans were asked to describe the state of the union in a result poll, and the results weren't that optimistic.

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Hillary Clinton Currently 2/1 To Win 2016 US Presidential Election

Hillary Clinton is currently a 2/1 favorite to win the US Presidential election in 2016 according to recent reports.

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Average of 23,052,388 US Households Participated in Food Stamp Program Each Month in 2013

An average of over 23 million US households utilized the food stamp program in the United States in 2013.

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Super Bowl Frenzy: 30-Second Commercials Reportedly Going For $4 Million

According to reports, commercials at this year's Super Bowl are going for $4 million - who will pay it?

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Hillary Clinton Surges In Hypothetical Presidential Battle Against Gov. Chris Christie

Hillary Clinton has surged in a hypothetical 2016 US Presidential battle against Chris Christie after the governor's recent issues.

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Gov. Chris Christie Under Siege in New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie, just a few months removed from being a GOP golden boy, is now fighting for his political life.

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National Unemployment Rate Fell To 6.7% in December Despite Big Nonfarm Payroll Miss

The national unemployment rate dropped to 6.7% in December, despite the fact that nonfarm payroll jobs missed by a ton.

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US Consumer Spending Hits Five Year High

US consumer spending continued to truck higher in 2013, as Americans were emboldened by a steadily improving economy.

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Janet Yellen Expected to Be Confirmed as Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve This Week

Janet Yellen is expected to be confirmed as the new Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve later this week.

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NFL (Barely) Sells Out This Weekend's Playoff Games

The NFL barely sold out their playoff games this weekend, possibly due to many people choosing not to brave the cold weather that is gripping the United States.

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Chinese Holdings of US Debt Up 11.51% in Past Year

Chinese holdings of US debt are up over 11.5% in the past year, as China has continued to snap up as much US debt as possible.

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Warren Buffett's Big Year

According to Wealth-X, Warren Buffett saw his net worth increase by over a million dollars per day in 2013.

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Don't Mess With The Google

RapGenius.com learned a hard lesson in what happens when you violate Google's terms and conditions earlier this week.

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Santa Rally: Markets Higher on Mix of Good News

The markets roared higher on a mix of bullish news earlier today, including an upgrade for the US economy by the IMF.

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Surprise! GDP Grew 4.1% in Q3

GDP growth clocked in at 4.1% in the United States during the third quarter of 2013, greatly exceeding economist expectations.

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Bitcoin Down Over 50% From Highs

Bitcoins are currently down over 50% from their highs, thanks, in large part, due to a continued crackdown by the Chinese government.

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Could 113th Congress Become Least Productive in Modern History?

According to CNN.com, the 113th Congress is on track to become the least productive Congress in modern history.

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Federal Reserve: US Household Net Worth Hit New All-Time High in Q3

According to the US Federal Reserve, US household net worth hit another all-time high during the third quarter of 2013.

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Bitcoin Stumbles Following Chinese Crackdown

Bitcoin continues to send its investors on a rollercoaster of emotions, as the crypto-currency continued to gyrate wildly this past week.

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National Unemployment Rate Dropped to 7.0% in November

The national unemployment rate dropped to 7.0% in November, which is the lowest that it has been since November of 2008.

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Elon Musk Tops List of Highest Paid CEOs in 2013

Elon Musk topped the list of the most richly rewarded CEOs in 2013, as he ended with a compensation package of nearly $80 million.

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Amazon Prime Air: Delivery Within Thirty Minutes - By Drone?

Amazon Prime Air - Jeff Bezos revealed details of a secret program that Amazon is currently working on that would see packages delivered in less than 30 minutes - by drone.

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CNN/ORC Poll: Chris Christie Early Frontrunner For 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, Chris Christie is far in front in the race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

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"Alt-Coins" Surging Thanks To Bitcoin's Amazing Run

Alt-coins, including the likes of LiteCoin and BBQCoin, have surged in recent weeks thanks to the strong performance of Bitcoin.

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Switzerland Votes Against Capping Executive Pay

A referendum that would have limited executive pay has been voted down in Switzerland.

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President Obama's Approval Rating Continues To Tumble

President Obama's approval rating continues to tumble, with most polls putting him in the low 40s.

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Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC For Fox

According to reports, long-time CNBC personality Maria Bartiromo will soon be leaving to join Fox Business Network.

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Bitcoin Breaks $500

The price of Bitcoin continues to surge, as the cryptocurrency topped the $500 mark this morning for the very first time.

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Gallup: Congressional Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low of 9%

According to Gallup, just 9% of Americans say that they believe that Congress is doing a good job.

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Labor Force Participation Rate Continues To Shrink

The labor force participation rate continued to shrink in October, dropping to just 62.8%, which was the lowest number in over 30 years.

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Bitcoins Continue To Go Parabolic

The price of the Bitcoin currency continues to go wild, thanks, in large part, to recent interest from the Chinese population.

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October Unemployment Numbers: 204,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 7.3%

The October unemployment numbers were released by the BLS earlier today, with non-farm payroll numbers coming in much higher than anticipated.

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Can Healthcare.gov Be Fixed by End of November?

Can the Obama Administration fix the embarrassing problems with Healthcare.gov before the end of November?

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President Obama's Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low

According to a recent NBC/WSJ poll, just 42% of the American public currently approve of the job that President Obama is doing.

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No Taper Yet? Federal Reserve Expected To Continue Bond Buying For Foreseeable Future

The Federal Reserve is expected to release details as to whether or not it will continue its bond buying campaign later today.

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Foreign Holdings of US Debt Drop For Fifth Consecutive Month

Foreign holdings of US debt dropped for the fifth straight month in August, likely due to concerns over the nation's debt ceiling situation.

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September Employment Numbers: 148,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.2%

The United States added a total of 148,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in September, while the unemployment rate ticked lower to 7.2%.

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Game Changer: Netflix To Pass HBO in Paid US Subscribers

According to reports, Netflix will soon top HBO for paying US subscribers, thanks, in large part, to their wealth of original programming.

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US Debt Total Breaks $17 Trillion Mark for First Time

The United States now has over $17 trillion in total debt for the first time in its history.

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Gift Contributions To Reduce the US Debt Down Dramatically in 2013

Gift contributions to pay down the US debt are down dramatically in 2013.

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Crisis Averted? Senate, House Set To Vote on Reid/McConnell Deal

The Senate and House are expected to vote on a deal later today that would avert a historic debt default for the United States.

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Fitch Places United States on Rating Watch Negative

Earlier today, Fitch Ratings placed the AAA credit rating of the United States on Rating Watch Negative.

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Senate Leaders Reportedly Close To Deal

According to media reports, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are close to hammering out an agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

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92 Debt Ceiling Increases Since 1940 and Counting

There have been a total of 92 debt ceiling increases in the United States since 1940, not including the 93rd which should be passed over the next few weeks.

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Markets Surge on GOP Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increase Plan

Markets surged after House Republicans reportedly floated a short-term increase in the federal government's debt ceiling. Will Obama agree to this proposal?

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Poll: Americans Like IRS, Cockroaches and Witches More Than Congress

Americans have a very dim view of Congress, and that was reinforced in a recent poll from Public Polling Policy.

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Government Shutdown Stumbles Into Its Second Week

The government shutdown will soon be in its second week, and there is absolutely no end in sight.

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Treasury Department: US Default Could Be "Catastrophic"

Surprise! According to the Treasury Department, a US default could have some potentially catastrophic consequences for the nation.

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How Did The Markets Perform During The Last Federal Government Shutdown?

How did the markets perform during the last shutdown of the federal government? We take a look.

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Countdown to Shutdown

The US government looks poised to suffer through a partial shutdown starting on Tuesday morning - can it be avoided?

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Treasury Secretary Lew: Government Will Run Out of Cash By October 17th Without Debt Ceiling Increase

According to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, US politicians have until October 17th to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

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United States Census Bureau: Median Household Income Dropped For Fifth Straight Year in 2012

According to the Census Bureau, median household income dropped in the United States for the fifth straight year in 2012.

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AAA: 1,000 Days of $3+/Gallon Gas And Counting

According to the AAA, Tuesday will mark the 1,000th straight day in which gasoline prices have been over $3/gallon in the United States.

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Larry Summers Withdraws Himself From Fed Chairman Consideration

Larry Summers, in a surprise move, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position of Fed Chairman. Who might get the nod now?

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Bloomberg: Cost of Textbooks Up 102% Since 2001

The cost of textbooks has soared by over 100% over the past 12 years, according to a new article from Bloomberg.

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August Employment Report: 169,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.3%

The national unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in August, however, the jobs report was much weaker than was expected.

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September Taper? August Jobs Number Could Begin Bond Buying Drawdown

The soon to be released August jobs report could be the catalyst towards the Fed starting their tapering program.

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US Labor Market Continues To Struggle

The US labor market continues to struggle in the United States, as many people who want full-time work are being forced into part-time jobs.

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Treasury Secretary Lew: Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised By Mid-October

According to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, the United States has until mid-October to raise their debt ceiling, or else.

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How Does President Obama's Current Approval Rating Compare To Those of Past Two-Term Presidents?

How does President Obama's approval rating compare to those of past two-term Presidents? We take a look.

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The $20 Billion Tweet

A single Tweet from Carl Icahn ignited shares of Apple earlier this week, sending the stock momentarily over the $500/share mark.

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United States Posts $97.6 Billion Deficit in July

The United States posted a deficit of over $97 billion in the month of July, up about $28 billion from the year before.

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President Obama's Approval Rating Continues To Erode

President Obama, beset by a number of scandals over the past couple of months, has seen his approval rating drop considerably.

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Japan: 1 Quadrillion Yen in Public Debt and Counting

Japan topped the 1 quadrillion yen debt mark earlier this year, which works out to a total debt total of around $10.5 trillion.

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The Part Time Problem - Millions of Americans Stuck With Part Time Work

Over eight million Americans worked part time jobs last month despite wanting full time work. Is this a recovery?

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July Employment Numbers: 162,000 Jobs Added

The July employment numbers came in a bit lighter than expected, while the national unemployment rate ticked lower to 7.4%.

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Federal Reserve Downgrades US Economic Growth to "Modest"

The Federal Reserve has downgraded the US economy from moderate to modest, which means that their bond buying program will likely continue indefinitely.

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Many Fast Food Workers To Walk Off The Job This Week

Fast food workers across the United States are striking in order to make a fair living wage. Do you support them?

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Gallup: Economy Still The Most Important Problem in the United States

According to a recently conducted poll by Gallup, 23% of those surveyed said that the economy is currently the nation's biggest issue.

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Larry Ellison, Elon Musk Top List of Highest Compensated US CEOs

According to Bloomberg.com, Larry Ellison topped the list of the highest compensated US CEOs last year after he raked in almost $100 million in total compensation.

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Moody's: US Aaa Sovereign Rating Upgraded To Stable

Moody's has given the United States a reprieve by upgrading the outlook on their Aaa government bond rating to stable.

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Report: Just 41% of World Believes That US Is Leading Economic Superpower

According to a Pew Research report, just 41% of the world believes that the United States is the world's leading economic superpower.

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Foreign Holdings of US Debt Dropped To $5.6784 Trillion in May

Foreign holdings of US debt dropped slightly in May, with China leading the way with well over $1 trillion in holdings.

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United States Posts $117 Billion Surplus in June

The United States posted a $117 billion surplus in June on receipts of $287 billion and outlays of $170 billion.

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IMF Lowers Global Growth Outlook

The IMF lowered their global growth outlook for 2013 and 2014, and blamed the downgrade on slower than expected growth in the United States and emerging economies.

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Bumped Up: Most Economists Believe That Fed Tapering Will Now Begin Sooner Than Expected

According to a new survey on CNBC, a group of economists and money managers have bumped up their estimate as to when the Fed will begin their tapering program.

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June Jobs Report: 195,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.6%

The US economy added nearly 200,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6%.

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All Eyes on June's Payroll Data

The upcoming jobs report, due out this Friday, will be a big one thanks to the Fed's plan of tying the state of the job market to the ongoing stimulus.

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Gallup: President Obama's Approval Rating Down 11 Points Since December

According to Gallup.com, President Obama's approval rating is down 11 points since shortly after his re-election in 2012.

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Report: 76% of Americans Have Little to No Emergency Savings

According to a Bankrate.com, over 75% of Americans are ill-prepared for a financial emergency such as the loss of a job or medical emergency.

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World's Richest Drop Tens of Billions of Dollars During Market Pullback

The world's richest men and world, namely Larry Ellison and Carlos Slim, saw billions wiped off of their net worths last week.

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The Power of LeBron: Micky Arison's Big Win

The owner of the Miami Heat, Micky Arison, saw his personal net worth soar when he landed the services of LeBron James in 2010.

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Federal Reserve To Continue $85 Billion/Month in Bond Purchases - For Now

The Federal Reserve revealed that they will be continuing their $85 billion/month in bond purchases until the US economy further improves.

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Elon Musk's Very Big Year

Elon Musk has had a very big year over the past 12 months as his net worth has soared. Just how much is Elon Musk now worth?

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Foreign Holdings of US Debt Up $30.4 Billion in April

According to the Treasury Department, foreign holdings of US debt were up over $30 billion in the month of April.

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United States Posts $138.7 Billion Deficit in May

The United States posted a $138.7 billion deficit in May, which was up about $12 billion from the same month last year.

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Standard and Poor's Revises US Credit Outlook

Standard and Poor's revised their outlook on the USA's long-term credit rating from negative to stable earlier today.

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Employment Numbers: May 2013 vs June 1985

A look at the employment and unemployment numbers from June 1985 and the present day.

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May Jobs Report: 175,000 Non-Farm Payroll Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 7.6%

The unemployment rate ticked higher to 7.6% in May, as 175,000 non-farm payroll jobs were added, which was slightly higher than expectations.

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US Household Wealth Hits New All-Time High

According to the Federal Reserve, US household aggregate net worth hit an all-time high, in nominal dollars, during the first quarter of 2013.

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Report: Airlines Raked in $27.1 Billion in Ancillary Revenue in 2012

According to a recently released report, ancillary revenues for the airline industry are up by a staggering amount over the past 10 years.

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The Dow's Amazing 20 Week Streak

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently in the midst of a 20 week streak in which it has posted gains on Tuesdays.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Recovery in Household Wealth Not As Strong As It Seems

According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, the so-called recovery in aggregate household wealth in the United States isn't nearly as strong as it seems.

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White House: Medicare To Remain Solvent Two Years Longer Than Expected

According to the Medicare Trustees, the Medicare trust fund should last about two years more than originally expected.

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Report: US Foreclosure Sales Down 22% Over Last Year

According to a new report from RealtyTrac, US foreclosure sales were down markedly during the first quarter of 2013 over the year before.

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Report: US Home Prices Rise 10.9%

According to a recently released report, US home prices have increased over 10% in the past 12 months.

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Surprise! Americans Turning Against the IRS

According to Gallup.com, Americans are turning against the IRS in droves thanks to a recent scandal involving their targeting of conservative groups.

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Fidelity: Average 401(k) Retirement Balance Hits Record High in Q1

According to Fidelity, the average 401(k) retirement balance hit an all-time high during the first quarter of 2013.

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Gallup: Average Retirement Age Up 4 Years in Past Two Decades

According to Gallup.com, the average retirement age in the United States has increased to 61 over the past two decades.

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A Look At Vice President Biden's Net Worth

A look at Vice President Joe Biden's net worth - how much is the Vice President worth according to his 2012 financial disclosure report?

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President Obama's Financial Disclosure Report For 2012 Released

President Obama released his 2012 financial disclosure report earlier this week - did it contain any surprises?

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Bloomberg: Bill Gates Is World's Richest Person Once Again

According to Bloomberg.com, Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, is once again the world's richest man.

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CBO: United States Will Be Spending $823 Billion Per Year To Service Its Debt By 2023

According to the CBO, the United States will be spending over $800 billion per year to service its debt by 2023.

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CBO Now Projecting Deficit of $642 Billion for 2013 Fiscal Year

The CBO is now projecting that the US government will post a deficit of $642 billion for the current fiscal year.

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Report: Average US Household Spending 10% More Than In 2009

According to a new report, US household spending is up over 10% over the first quarter of 2009.

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Treasury Secretary Lew: Debt Ceiling Won't Be Breached Until "At Least" Labor Day

According to media reports, the United States may not have to raise its debt ceiling until October or November of 2013.

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US Stock Ownership Remains Low Despite Roaring Markets

According to a recent piece on Gallup.com, just 52% of US adults are currently invested in the stock market.

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Al Gore - The $200 Million Man

According to Bloomberg, former US Vice President Al Gore currently has a net worth that might top out at $200 million.

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April Employment Numbers: 165,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.5%

The April employment report is now in, with the US adding 165,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in April, while the unemployment rate dropped to 7.5%.

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Poll: Hillary Clinton Front-runner For 2016 Democratic Nomination

According to a recent poll, Hillary Clinton is currently the leading front-runner for the 2016 Democratic nomination.

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The Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 Are..

Careercast.com has named their best and worst jobs of 2013, with actuary and biomedical engineer topping the list of the worst jobs.

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State Unemployment Report For March: Jobless Rate Falls in 26 States

According to the BLS, jobless rates fell in a total of 26 states in March. The state with the highest unemployment rate continues to be Nevada.

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Why Gold Crashed

Why did gold crash over the past couple of days? Will the precious metal rebound? How low will it go?

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Foreign Ownership of US Debt: January 2013 vs January 2003

Foreign ownership of US debt has gone parabolic over the past 10 years, with China snapping up roughly a trillion in US debt by themselves.

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President Obama and Vice President Biden Release Their 2012 Tax Returns

President Obama and Vice President Biden released their tax returns to the public earlier today.

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United States Posts Deficit of $106.53 Billion in March

The United States posted a deficit of $106.53 billion in March of 2013, which was a marked improvement from the year before.

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The Federal Government's Top Ten Intragovernmental Holdings

A list of the federal government's top ten intragovernmental holdings - which funds top the list?

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The Incredible Shrinking Labor Force Participation Rate

The labor force participation rate in the United States has been on a downwards trend over the past 15 years.

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US Economy Added 88,000 Jobs in March

The national unemployment rate dropped in 7.6%, but the numbers weren't nearly as good as you might think.

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President Obama To Return 5% of His Salary to Treasury

President Obama will send back 5% of his annual salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers.

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The Rise of Bitcoin

A look at the rise of Bitcoin, which bills itself as a peer-to-peer alternative digital currency.

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Major Market Indexes Wrap Up Strong Q1

The three major US stock market indexes all surged during the first quarter of 2013 - where will they go from here?

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Final: Q4/2012 GDP Increased at Annualized Rate of 0.4%

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released the Q4 GDP numbers earlier today, with the economy growing by an annualized rate of 0.4% in the fourth quarter.

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Which Countries Own the Most US Debt?

Which countries own the most US debt? We know about the amounts that countries like China and Japan own, but what about the rest of the world?

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Chinese Holdings of US Debt Up 8.43% in Last 12 Months

China has continued to increase their holdings of US debt over the past 12 months and now own nearly $1.3 trillion in US debt.

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All 50 States Post Unemployment Rates of Less Than 10% For First Time Since 2008

For the first time since 2008, all 50 states have managed to post an unemployment rate of less than 10%.

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Cyprus and the Proposed Bank Deposit Levy

A proposed bank deposit levy in Cyprus, as part of a bigger bailout deal, has people talking across the world.

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United States Posts Deficit of $203.5 Billion in February

The United States posted a deficit in February of 2013 of $203.5 billion, roughly $30 billion less than the year before.

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47.8 Million Americans Used Food Stamps in December

Food stamp usage hit another all-time high in December, and now over 15% of the US population utilizes food stamps.

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State Unemployment Rates: Five Years Out From The Start of the "Great Recession"

A look at how state unemployment rates have changed from the state of the Great Recession until December of 2012.

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Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%

The national unemployment rate dropped to 7.7% in February, which is the lowest level that it has been at since January of 2009.

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US Household Wealth Increased by $1.17 Trillion in Fourth Quarter

According to the Federal Reserve, US household wealth increased by $1.17 trillion in the fourth quarter - household wealth now sits close to an all-time high.

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Carlos Slim Helu Tops Forbes Billionaire List For The Fourth Straight Year

Carlos Slim Helu has topped the Forbes Billionaire List for the fourth straight year with a total net worth of $73 billion.

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CBO: US Government Would Cut Deficit Spending By $340 Billion Over 10 Year Period By Switching to Chained CPI

According to the CBO, the US government would reportedly save $340 billion over 10 years by switching to Chained CPI.

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The Big Drop: Personal Income Posts Largest Monthly Drop in 20 Years

According to the US Department of Commerce, personal income dropped by the largest amount in 20 years in January of 2013.

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BEA: US GDP Increased 0.1% in Q4/2012

According to the BEA, US GDP increased by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Earlier forecasts had GDP declining in Q4.

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Ben Bernanke: Three More Years Until Unemployment Rate Drops Below 6%

According to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the United States is likely three years away from having an unemployment rate of less than 6%.

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Intrade: Democrats Hold Early Edge in Next Presidential Election

According to Intrade.com, the Democrats have the early edge in the 2016 US Presidential election.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Minimum Wage Increase

According to the Pew Research Center, 71% of Americans favor raising the national minimum wage to $7.25/hour.

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What is Sequestration?

What is sequestration? We break down the meaning of the term and why it is such an important event.

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Is It Time to Ditch the Penny?

Is it time to ditch the US penny? President Obama thinks so - what do you think?

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50 Months With an Unemployment Rate of Higher Than 7% - And Counting

The United States is currently enduring through a string of 50 consecutive months where the unemployment rate has been at least 7% or more.

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Foreign Ownership of US Debt Hit $5.555 Trillion in December

Foreign ownership of US debt continued to spike in December, hitting $5.555 trillion on the month.

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Parsing President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Speech

We take a look at President Obama's 2013 state of the Union address to see how often he mentioned certain words.

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President Obama Set To Make His Fifth State of the Union Address on Tuesday

President Obama will be making his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night - pundits are expecting a much more aggressive Obama this time around.

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Retail Gasoline Prices Hit All-Time High For Month of February

Gasoline prices continue to surge in the United States, with the cost of a gallon of gasoline hitting an all-time February high.

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CBO: Net Interest To Total $5.41 Trillion Over Next Ten Years

According to the CBO, the US government will pay out more than $5 trillion in net interest over the next 10 years.

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CBO: Federal Deficit To Shrink To $845 Billion in FY2013

The US federal deficit is expected to shrink to $845 billion in 2013 if current laws remain the same.

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Report: Gasoline Expenditures For Average US Household Topped $2,900 In 2012

According to the EIA, gasoline expenditures for the average US Household rose over 26% in 2012.

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Nevada, Rhode Island Tie For Nation's Highest State Unemployment Rate in December

According to new data released by the BLS, Nevada and Rhode Island had the nation's highest unemployment rates in December.

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US Economy Adds 157,000 Jobs in January; Unemployment Rate at 7.9%

The national unemployment rate ticked higher to 7.9% in January after the economy added 157,000 new jobs.

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FICO: Average Student Loan Debt Up 58% Over Last Seven Years

According to a new report from FICO, average student loan debt in the US is up 58% over the last seven years.

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Gallup: President Obama on Track To Become Most Polarizing President Ever

According to a new Gallup poll, President Obama is on track to become the most polarizing US President ever.

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Report: World Unemployment To Hit All-Time High in 2013

According to a recently released report, global unemployment is expected to surge past 200 million people in 2013.

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Gallup: President Obama's Average Approval Rating During His First Term Was 49.1%

According to Gallup, President Obama finished his first term in office with an average job approval rating of 49.1%.

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President Obama Officially Begins His Second Term in The White House

President Obama's second term in the White House has officially started, and he has a vast array of different issues to deal with.

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China and Japan Own Over $2.3 Trillion in US Debt

China and Japan own over $2.3 trillion in total US debt, and that numbers continues to grow by the month.

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President Obama: "We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation"

President Obama has warned the Republicans that they should not use the debt ceiling situation to impose large-scale spending cuts.

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December Employment Numbers: Unemployment Rate At 7.8% To Close Out The Year

The national unemployment rate remained steady at 7.8% in November as the economy added 155,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs.

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The Next Rumble Looms: The Debt Ceiling

Mere days after settling the fiscal cliff issue, the Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for another rumble.

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CBO: "Fiscal Cliff" Deal Will Increase Deficit Spending By $4 Trillion Over Next Ten Years

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the fiscal cliff deal will increase deficit spending in the United States by approximately $4 trillion over the next 10 years.

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Over The Cliff We Go (But Deal is Close)

A deal to avoid the fiscal cliff has been reached - now the Senate and House need to vote on it.

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Fiscal Cliff Update: Negotiations Continue, No Deal As of Yet

With the clock ticking, Democrats and Republicans have still been unable to come together to forge a fiscal cliff deal.

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Congressional Leaders Gather To Try and Fashion Last Minute Deal To Avoid "Fiscal Cliff"

President Obama has summoned Congressional leaders to the White House in the hopes of fashioning a last minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

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Online Holiday Shopping Up 16% YoY Through December 21st

According to comScore, online holiday spending is up 16% over last year thanks to promotions such as Free Shipping Day and Cyber Monday.

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Fiscal Cliff Turmoil: What Happens Now?

Negotiations have completely broken down between John Boehner and President Obama as the January 1st deadline draws closer.

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Fitch: Downgrade Possible If Fiscal Cliff Compromise Isn't Reached Soon

Fitch ratings agency has warned that a downgrade of America's debt may be coming if the negotiations over avoiding the fiscal cliff are prolonged.

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Breakthrough in Fiscal Cliff Talks?

Republicans are reportedly willing to budge on higher taxes for the nation's wealthiest, in exchange for significant cuts to entitlement programs.

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Report: China To Have World's Largest Economy by 2030

According to a recently released report from the National Intelligence Council, China is expected to have the world's largest economy by 2030.

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A Closer Look at the November Employment Numbers

The November unemployment rate came in at 7.7%, much lower than the 7.9% that was posted in October. What was the reason for the drop?

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Low Expectations: Economist Consensus of 93,000 Nonfarm Payrolls Added in November

Economists believe that the US economy added 93,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in November, and that the unemployment rate stayed steady at 7.9%.

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President Obama: No Deal Without Higher Tax Rates For The Wealthy

President Obama is not budging from his stance that tax rates for the wealthiest Americans need to increase in any fiscal cliff deal.

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Counter: House Republicans Send Obama Their "Fiscal Cliff" Offer

Earlier today, the House Republicans sent President Obama their idea as to how the country would avoid the fiscal cliff.

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Report: Global "Happiness Income" Is $161,000

According to a recent report, the global average happiness income level is $161,000. This is the amount of money people feel that they would have to earn per year in order to feel happy.

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White House Puts Forth Opening Budget Bid

The White House has put forward its first budget proposal, and the Republicans are not happy with it.

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Warren Buffett Proposes Minimum Tax for the Wealthy

Warren Buffett has proposed a minimum tax on people making more than $1 million per year and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts for people making up to $500,000 per year.

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Report: US Retail E-Commerce Holiday Season Spending Up 16% Over Last Year

According to comScore, online spending for the US holiday season is up 16% over this time last year.

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Young People Dominate "Black Friday" Crowds

Young people have dominated the Black Friday crowds this year, as more than a third said that they planned to shop for Black Friday deals.

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Gallup: Average US Consumer Planning To Spend $770 on Christmas Gifts This Year

According to Gallup, the average US consumer is planning on spending $770 on Christmas gifts this year.

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Is "Black Thursday" Taking Things Too Far?

Over the past few years, Black Friday has slowly become Black Thursday due to many retailers deciding to open on Thanksgiving Day. Is this fair?

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Americans To Obama: Restoring Strong Economy Should Be Top Priority in Second Term

According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans are united in their opinion that restoring a strong economy should be President Obama's top priority during his second term.

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US Government Posts $120 Billion Deficit in October

The US government posted a deficit of nearly $120 billion in October of 2012 after spending over $300 billion.

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$7.7 Million Donated To Help Reduce Debt During 2012 Fiscal Year

Well-intentioned Americans donated nearly $8 million to help pay down the national debt last year - barely enough to make a dent.

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President Obama Finishes With 332 Electoral Votes After Officially Winning Florida

Barack Obama ended up with 332 electoral votes after Florida was officially awarded to him earlier today.

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Throwing Down the Gauntlet: President Obama Promises Veto For Any Bill Extending Tax Cuts To Those Making More Than $250k

President Obama has promised to veto any bill that includes the extension of tax cuts for those making over $250k per year.

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Next Up: The "Fiscal Cliff"

Now that the presidential election is now over, Americans get to look forward to a contentious battle over the upcoming fiscal cliff.

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Barack Obama Wins Second Term

President Barack Obama has defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney to earn a second term in the White House.

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The History of Popular/Electoral Vote Splits In The United States

There is a chance that the popular and electoral college votes will be split in 2012 - this has also happened three times in the past.

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Negativity Reigns Supreme In Race For White House

Negativity has reigned supreme in the current race for the White House, as negative ads have dominated the landscape.

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One Week Left: Polls, Polls and More Polls

With Americans heading to the polls in just one week, where does the Presidential election currently stand? Who is winning? Who is losing?

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Advance Estimate - Real Gross Domestic Product Increased At Annual Rate of 2.0% Percent In Third Quarter

The US economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.0% in the third quarter according to a recent report from the BEA.

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Romney Victory Effort: We Raised $111.8 Million in 17 Days

Mitt Romney and the RNC raised nearly $112 million in the first 17 days of October, according to the Romney Victory Effort.

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Intrade: Mitt Romney Now Has 45.5% Chance of Winning Election

According to online prediction market Intrade.com, President Obama currently has a 54.5% chance of winning the election.

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One More Time: President Obama and Mitt Romney Set To Square Off In Final Presidential Debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney will square off in the third and final Presidential debate later tonight - the focus will be on foreign policy.

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September State Unemployment Numbers: 41 States Post Decline in Jobless Rates

41 states saw their jobless rates drop in September. California posted a drop in their unemployment rate of 0.4%.

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Gallup: Mitt Romney Has Six Point Lead Over Obama Amongst Likely Voters

According to a new Gallup poll, Mitt Romney currently leads by six points over Obama amongst likely voters.

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US Deficit Projected To Be Between $900 Billion and $1 Trillion in 2013

The United States is projected to post a deficit of between $900 billion and $1 trillion in the 2013 fiscal year.

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The Final Numbers Are In: United States Posts $1.089 Trillion Deficit in FY2012

The United States posted a trillion dollar deficit for the fourth straight time in the FY2012 - will they be able to snap the trend in 2013?

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Joe Biden's Laughter Dominates VP Debate Chatter

Was Vice President Joe Biden being disrespectful by consistently laughing at Paul Ryan during the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday night?

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All Eyes on Biden and Ryan

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will do battle in the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday evening. Who is the favorite? Who has the edge?

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Mitt Romney Surges in Polls After Strong Debate Performance

Mitt Romney performed very well in the first Presidential debate, and his performance is paying off in increased polling numbers.

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What's That? Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.8%

Eyebrows were raised earlier today when the BLS announced that the national unemployment rate had dropped 0.3% in September.

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CNN Poll: Mitt Romney Scores Decisive Victory in First Debate

Mitt Romney scored a decisive victory in last night's debate according to people that were polled by news network CNN.

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Five of the Top Televised US Debate Moments

Five of the top moments in televised US debates, including classic moments from Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.

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Super PAC Frenzy: $214.7 Million Spent In Past 30 Days

Super PACs spent over $214 million in the United States in September as the election approached.

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Markets Close Out Strong Third Quarter

The markets closed out a strong third quarter of the year, as the Dow, Nasdaq and S+P 500 were all up at least 4%.

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Q2 GDP Growth Revised Down To 1.3%

Q2 2012 annualized GDP growth was revised lower earlier today, from 1.7% down to 1.3% as the economy grew at a fairly slow pace.

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NFLRA, NHLPA Lockouts Prove That Fans Come Last

The NFL and NHL are both taking advantage of the fan's love of their respective games in their lockouts.

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Nevada Continues To Lead Nation With Highest Unemployment Rate

Nevada continues to lead the nation with the highest state unemployment rate, topping out at over 12%.

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Mitt Romney's 2011 Tax Return Released

Mitt Romney and his campaign released his Romney's 2011 tax return on Friday, as well as limited details about his 1990-2009 returns.

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US Debt: $1.14 Trillion to $16 Trillion+ In 30 Years

The United States has added roughly $15 trillion to its total debt load over the past 30 years. We take a look at the progression.

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$70 Million Spent By Super PACs In First 18 Days of September

Nearly $70 million has been spent by Super PACs in the first 18 days of September, while should easily eclipse September's total.

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Intrade.com: Barack Obama Has 66.5% Chance of Winning in November

According to Intrade.com, Barack Obama currently has a 66.5% chance of winning the White House in November.

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The Federal Reserve Unleashes QE3 On The World

The Federal Reserve unleashed QE3 on the world earlier today - the big question is - will it work?

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CBO: FY2012 Deficit $1.17 Trillion Through August

The United States passed the $1 trillion deficit mark for the FY2012 fiscal year, the fourth straight year in which they have done so.

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The Barack Bounce: President Obama Takes Five Point Lead Over Romney

According to Gallup, President Obama currently enjoys a 5 point lead in the polls following the Democratic National Convention last week.

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August Jobs Report a Disappointment

The August jobs report was a disappointment as the economy created less jobs than expected.

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Why Did The National Debt Go Up During The Clinton Surplus Years?

Why did the US national debt go up during the Clinton surplus years? We take a close look.

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President Obama's First Term By The Numbers

A look at President Obama's first term by the numbers, including debt numbers, market numbers and more.

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Barack Obama and the Democrats Next Up As Their National Convention Begins This Week

President Obama and the Democrats are up next as the Democratic National Convention begins this week.

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Open The Flood Gates: Super PACs Spend $105 Million in August

Super PACs spent about $105 million in August, with most of that money being directed against President Barack Obama.

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Gift Contributions To Reduce US Debt Spike in 2012

Over $7 million has been donated to help pay down the US debt so far this year.

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$16 Trillion

The United States debt clock has officially passed the $16 trillion mark for the first time.

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Republicans Fire Up Two Debt Clocks At Their National Convention

The Republicans fired up two debt clocks at their national convention earlier today as they prepare to attack President Obama.

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The History of the "Convention Bounce"

US Presidential candidates tend to enjoy large bounces in popularity following their National Conventions.

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Mitt Romney and GOP Raise More Money Than Democrats For Third Month in a Row

Mitt Romney and the GOP raised more money than Barack Obama and the Democrats for the third month in a row.

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Apple Becomes The Biggest Stock - Ever

Apple has moved past Microsoft to become the biggest stock to ever trade, as they now have a market cap of over $620 billion.

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VP News: Romney Gets Slight Bump After Ryan Pick, Obama Sticks With Biden

Mitt Romney enjoyed a slight bounce in the polls after naming Ryan as his running mate, while Obama will ride with Biden again.

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Paulson + Co. Inc. Adds Equinix, Sells Anadarko During Second Quarter

What was John Paulson up to during the second quarter of 2012? We take a look and find out.

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Romney/Ryan vs Obama/Biden: The Personal Finances

A look of the net worths of the four central men in the 2012 US Presidential election.

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Paul Ryan Named As Mitt Romney's Running Mate

Earlier today, the Mitt Romney campaign named Paul Ryan as their nominee for Vice President.

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BLS: 3.8 Million Job Openings in June

According to the BLS, there were 3.8 million job openings in June, up slightly from the month before.

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A History of NASA Funding

A look at how the US government's funding of NASA has fluctuated over the years.

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July Employment Numbers: Nonfarm Payroll Employment Increases +163k, Unemployment Rate Ticks Higher

The US economy added 163k new jobs in July, while the national unemployment rate ticked higher to 8.3%.

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100 Days Until The US Presidential Election

There are now just 100 days left until the US Presidential election - who will win? Who will lose?

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Gallup: Americans Like Obama More, But Romney Seen As Being Better Able to Handle Key Economic Issues

According to a recent Gallup.com poll, Barack Obama is seen as being the more likable candidate, but Mitt Romney is seen as being better for the economy.

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Handicapping Mitt Romney's Choice for Running Mate

Who will Mitt Romney choose to run with in the upcoming Presidential election? We take a look at some of the possible choices.

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Report: Canadian Households Now Richer Than Their American Counterparts

According to a recent report, Canadian households now have higher net worths than their neighbors to the south.

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Poll: Republicans Turn on Supreme Court After "Obamacare" Ruling

Support for the Supreme Court has dipped to record lows after their recent ruling to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare.

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Gallup: American Confidence in Television News Continues to Erode

According to a recent Gallup poll, a shocking 21% of Americans have trust in television news.

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President Obama Proposes Extension of Bush Tax Cuts for Middle Class

President Obama has proposed an extension of the Bush tax cuts, but only for those people earning less than $250,000 per year.

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Markets Tumble After Weak Jobs Report

Another month of weak job growth in the United States has many worrying about the overall state of the economy.

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CNN Poll: Obama Leads Romney Nationally, Romney Ahead in 15 Battleground States

A recent CNN poll revealed that President Obama is ahead of Romney nationally, but Romney leads in the swing states.

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White House Salaries Up Over Last Year

Nearly $38 million was spent on White House salaries last year, up a bit over the year before.

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Gallup: Americans Divided Over Supreme Court Ruling

In very unsurprising news, Americans are evenly divided regarding the recent Obamacare ruling.

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Intrade: 70.6% Chance Supreme Court Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Will the Supreme Court declare Obamacare unconstitutional on Thursday? Intrade.com traders weigh in.

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Survey: Quarter of Americans Have Zero Emergency Savings

According to a recent Bankrate.com article, just 24% of Americans have a properly funded rainy day account.

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Debt Ceiling Fight: Reloaded

Expect another nasty battle over the debt ceiling to flare up again in late 2012 / early 2013.

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Want To Start a Family? It'll Cost You At Least $8,760 Per Year (Per Kid)

Want to have a child? You see know what the expected costs are before you pull the trigger.

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Foreign Ownership of US Debt: 10 Years Ago vs Now

Foreign ownership of US debt has spiked over the past 10 years thanks to the country's need for deficit spending.

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Foreign Ownership of US Debt Rises to Record $5.16 Trillion

Foreign ownership of US debt continues to increase - foreign governments owned over $5 trillion in US debt as of April 2012.

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Pew Research Center Report: 42% Believe That China is World's Leading Economic Power

According to a recent Pew Research Center Report, 42% of those surveyed said they believe that China is the world's leading economic power.

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Intrade.com - President Obama Currently Has a 53.5% Chance of Winning in November

According to online prediction market Intrade.com, President Obama currently has a 53.5% chance of being re-elected.

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CBO: Federal Debt Could Increase to 199% of GDP By 2037

Under their extended alternative fiscal scenario, the CBO warns that federal debt could reach 199% of GDP by 2037.

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NY Fed: Outstanding Student Loan Debt Rose to $904 Billion in Q1

According to the New York Fed, student loan debt increased in the United States to $904 billion in the first quarter of the year.

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Gasoline At $3.66/Gallon as Summer Driving Season Begins

High gasoline prices are causing many Americans to rethink their summer travel plans this year.

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Rumble Erupts Over America's Debt and Deficits

A nationwide debate opened up this week as people argued about how much President Obama had to do with the nation's trillion dollar deficits.

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Barack Obama - Still Rich

Financial disclosure statements for Barack Obama and Joe Biden were released by the White House earlier this week.

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Gallup: 56% of Americans Believe That Obama Will Win in November

According to Gallup.com, a full 56% of Americans believe that Barack Obama will win in November, compared to just 36% for Mitt Romney.

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Surprise! United States Posts a Surplus in April

The United States posted a surplus in April, which was their first April surplus in four years.

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France, Greece and Italy Vote "No" To Austerity Measures

Voters in France, Greece and Italy voted against austerity measures - what will this mean for the European Union going forward?

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April Jobs Report: 115,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1%

The national unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% last month, but this masked a decidedly negative month for the labor markets.

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Retail Nightmare: Employee Theft, Shoplifting Increase in 2011

Retailers lost over $100 billion due to retailer shrinkage in 2011, with many of those losses coming from shoplifters and employee theft.

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Can President Obama Bring Out Young Voters This November?

Can Barack Obama bring out the youth voters in November? It will likely be crucial to his victory.

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Spencer Bachus Cleared in Insider Trading Probe

Spencer Bachus has been cleared by the Office of Congressional Ethics of any wrongdoing.

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Swimming In Debt: $5 Trillion Added to US Debt Load Since President Obama Took Office

The United States has added roughly $5 trillion in new debt since President Obama took office on January 20th, 2009.

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Newt Gingrich To Bow Out of Race for Republican Presidential Nomination

According to published reports, Newt Gingrich will reportedly be dropping out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination sometime next week.

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"Buffett Rule on Steroids" May Be Coming to France

French Presidential front-runner Francois Hollande is looking to introduce a new 75% marginal tax rate on any income over 1 million EUR.

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President Obama's Q13 Approval Rating - 45.9%

President Obama's approval rating was 45.9% during this thirteenth quarter in office, which is not good news for him on a historical basis.

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Report: At Least 1,788 People Renounced Their US Citizenships Last Year

According to recent reports, nearly 2,000 Americans renounced their citizenships in 2011.

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Gallup: Romney Has Two Point Lead Over Obama

According to Gallup's first Gallup Daily Tracking results of this election cycle, Romney currently maintains a two point advantage over Obama.

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How Much Did the Obamas Make Last Year?

Barack and Michelle Obama made nearly $800,000 last year thanks to Obama's presidential salary and royalties from book sales.

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3.5 Million Job Openings in February - Where Were They?

According to the BLS, there were nearly 3.5 million job openings in the United States in February. Where were they?

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Rick Santorum Drops Out

Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination earlier today, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to win the nomination.

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March Unemployment: 120,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Dips to 8.2%

The national unemployment rate dipped in March, but the number of new jobs added was much lower than expected.

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Groupon Continues to Struggle Post-IPO

Groupon's shares have been in a nosedive ever since the company went public in November of 2011 - can they turn things around?

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Nationwide Gas Prices Continue To Inch Closer to $4/Gallon

Gasoline prices continue to inch closer to the $4/gallon mark nationwide, which could present a major problem.

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Canada To Ditch the Penny

As part of their 2012 federal budget, the Canadian government announced that they would be phasing out the penny.

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iEverywhere: Half of US Households Own At Least One Apple Product

According to CNBC.com, more than half of all American households own at least one Apple product.

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Poll: 68% of Americans Disapprove of Way That President Obama Is Handling High Gasoline Prices

According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 68% of Americans disapprove of the way that President Obama is handling high oil prices.

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NY Fed: 27% of Student Loan Borrowers In The Repayment Cycle Are Delinquent

According to the NY Fed, a full 27% of all student loan borrowers who are currently in the repayment period are delinquent on their loans.

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STOCK Act Passes Through Congress

The US Senate has passed the STOCK Act and President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law soon.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Outstanding Student Loan Debt Hit the Trillion Dollar Mark Months Ago

According to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, outstanding student loan debt in the United States hit over a trillion dollars several months ago.

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Congressional Tax Experts: "Buffett Rule" Would Raise $47 Billion Over 11 Years

The so-called Buffett Rule, which would look to raise taxes on the nation's wealthiest people, would reportedly raise less than $50 billion over 12 years.

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Americans Give the Thumbs Down to Super PACs

Nearly 70% of Americans said in a recent poll that Super PACs should be illegal.

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Michigan's Unemployment Rate Down Over 5% From "Great Recession" High

Thanks to strengthening auto makers and growing green jobs, Michigan's unemployment rate has dropped considerably over the past couple of years.

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Snatch and Grab: Recent Domain Seizures Bring America's Control Over Major Domain Extensions To Light

Recent domain name seizures have brought the power of the United States over the *.com extension to light.

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February Jobs Report: Economist Consensus - Zero Change

Politicians will be closely watching the February jobs report which is set to be released later this week.

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Gallup: Mitt Romney Has National 16 Point Lead Over Rick Santorum

Mitt Romney currently enjoys a 16 point lead over Rick Santorum in national polls ahead of Super Tuesday.

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Bank of America vs The Public, Round 2

Bank of America is trying it again, as they are attempting to push through new monthly fees on basic checking account users.

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The Top 20 Foreign Holders of US Debt As Of The End of 2011

China and Japan lead the world in terms of holdings of US debt. Who holds the most debt other than these two countries?

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Gas Prices Have Now Increased For 32 Consecutive Days

According to AAA, nationwide gasoline prices have increased for 32 days in a row.

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Intrade: Mitt Romney Has 80% Chance of Becoming Republican Presidential Nominee

Mitt Romney is still the overwhelming favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination according to Intrade.com traders.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Believe That Gas Could Top $5/Gallon This Year

According to RasmussenReports.com, a full 55% of Americans said that believe that gasoline could top $5/gallon this year.

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Nancy Pelosi: “Wall Street Profiteering” Causing Spike in Gasoline Prices

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blames Wall Street profiteering rather than geopolitical issues for the recent spike in gasoline prices.

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Gas Prices Steadily Marching Higher Nationwide

How high will a gallon of gasoline sell for in the United States this summer? Some believe that it might sell for as much as $5.

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CBO: Longest Stretch of High Unemployment Since "Great Recession"

According to the CBO, the United States is currently suffering through its longest stretch of high unemployment since the Great Depression.

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Some Interesting Tax Facts and Figures From the Tax Foundation

Some interesting facts and figures were released by the Tax Foundation earlier this week.

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The Rise of Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum has had a meteoric rise over the past week, tying Mitt Romney in the polls. Can he maintain his momentum?

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Rep. Spencer Bachus Reportedly Facing Insider Trading Investigation

The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating whether or not Spencer Bachus engaged in insider trading.

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AAPL = GOOG + MSFT

After today's move, Apple Inc. is now worth more than Microsoft and Google - combined.

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Intrade.com - Obama Has 60% Chance of Being Re-Elected

According to online prediction site Intrade.com, President Obama currently has a 60% chance of being re-elected this year.

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$17.9 Million Donated to Pro-Romney "Restore Our Future, Inc." in Second Half of 2011

The money flowed freely into the Restore Our Future Inc. SuperPAC in the second half of 2011.

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Mitt Romney Storms to Victory in Florida

Mitt Romney easily cruised to victory in Florida Tuesday night, topping Gingrich, Paul and Santorum.

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The Ticking Japanese Time Bomb

Japan has a major problem on its hands - a shrinking population coupled with a growing national debt load.

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Team Hedge Fund vs Team Adelson

It's Team Hedge Fund vs Team Adelson as the spending between the two major Republican Super PACs heats up.

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BEA: US Real GDP Increased 1.7% in 2011

US Real GDP grew at a rate of 1.7% in 2011, and an annualized rate of 2.8% in the fourth quarter.

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SuperPAC Spending Heating Up Ahead of Florida Primary

SuperPAC spending has been heating up ahead of the Florida primary, with pro-Gingrich and pro-Romney groups being particularly active.

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Parsing Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address

A closer look at Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address that was made earlier tonight.

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Obama's Third Year Average Approval Rating Lowest Since Carter

President Obama posted a third year average approval rating of just 44.4%, which is the second lowest since Dwight Eisenhower.

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The Rich List - 2012 Presidential Race Edition

A look at how rich the current Republican Presidential candidates are, as well as Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

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Record $3.28 Million Donated to Help Reduce US Debt Last Year

A record $3.28 million was donated last year to help pay down the US debt. This money did not go very far.

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Intrade: Mitt Romney Continues to Solidify His Lead

Mitt Romney, according to Intrade.com, currently enjoys a commanding lead in the race for the Republican nomination.

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What Assets Does Newt Gingrich Own?

Newt Gingrich Holdings - a look at the assets that Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich currently owns.

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How Rich is Mitt Romney?

How Rich is Mitt Romney? A look at the Republican Presidential Candidate's Net Worth and Holdings.

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Burger King Reportedly Testing Home Delivery

Burger King is reportedly testing home delivery - will this work? Would you use the service?

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How to Trade Currency Pairs Such as EUR/USD, USD/JPY and USD/CAD

How To Trade Currency Pairs such as the EURUSD, USDJPY and the CADUSD. Join the world of forex trading.

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2011 IRS Enforcement Statistics

2011 IRS Enforcement Statistics - how many people did the IRS audit last year?

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Mitt Romney vs Barack Obama Now Looking Like a Very Good Bet

Mitt Romney vs Barack Obama is now looking like a very good bet thanks to Romney's surge over the last few months.

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Will a Falling National Unemployment Rate Be Enough To Give Obama a Second Term?

With the national unemployment rate dropping, will Obama be able to secure himself a second term in November?

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The Importance of the Upcoming New Hampshire Primary

Can Mitt Romney virtually lock down the Republican nomination for President in the New Hampshire primary next week?

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Iraq War Second Most Expensive US Conflict on Record

The cost of the Iraq war continues to spiral higher, far exceeding the initial cost estimates.

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Gallup: Romney Retakes Lead in GOP Presidential Nomination Poll

Mitt Romney has retaken the GOP Presidential nomination lead from Newt Gingrich - this is a trend that has shown itself for the past few months.

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Consumer Activism, 21st Century Style

Consumer activism has taken on a new ferocity these days thanks to social media sites.

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American Households Continue To Avoid Movie Theaters

Movie ticket sales continue to slump in the United States thanks to a weak economy and changing technologies.

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Brazil Passes UK To Become World's Sixth Largest Economy

Brazil is now the world's sixth largest economy after having passed the United Kingdom this year.

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How Does Obama's Current Approval Rating Compare to Previous Presidents at the Same Points in Their First Terms?

How does President Obama's current approval rating compare to previous Presidents at the same points in their first terms?

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How Long Could the Richest People in the World Cover the US Deficit?

How long could the richest people in the world pay for the US deficit? We take a look.

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ComScore: US Online Holiday Spending Up 15% Over Last Year

According to Comscore, US online holiday spending is up 15% over last year.

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Can Newt Gingrich Win the Republican Nomination?

Newt Gingrich currently has the edge over Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination, but can he sustain the momentum?

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How Much is President Obama Worth?

How much is President Obama worth? How rich is President Obama?

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Making How Much Per Year Would Make You "Rich"?

According to a recent Gallup poll, the average American would need to make $150,000 per year in order to feel rich.

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Which Countries Have The Best Credit Ratings?

Which countries have the best credit ratings in the world? We take a look at the countries with the absolute most pristine credit ratings.

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Intrade: Two-Horse Race for Republican Nomination

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are currently the two front runners for the Republican nomination. Who has the edge?

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US Consumer Credit Continues To Trend Higher

US consumer credit continues to trend higher as Americans save less and spend more.

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Standard and Poor's Warns Europe

Earlier today, Standard and Poor's put 15 countries in the Eurozone on negative watch.

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National Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.6% in November

The national unemployment rate dropped to 8.6% in November, the largest such drop since late last year.

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"Black Friday": Retail Sales Up 6.6%, Online Sales Up 26%

Black Friday retail sales were up 6.6% over last year, while online sales were up a whopping 26%.

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October 2011 State Unemployment Report: Jobless Rate Down in 36 States

October 2011 State Unemployment Report - 36 states posted unemployment rate decreases in the month.

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Q3 GDP Growth Revised Down to 2.0% From 2.5%

Q3 GDP growth was revised to 2.0% down from 2.5% by the BEA earlier today.

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Which Countries Have Been Buying/Selling The Most US Government Debt Over the Past Year?

Which countries have been buying and selling the largest amounts of US debt over the past year?

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Can the "Super Committee" Reach a Deal This Weekend?

Will the super committee reach a deficit reduction deal this weekend, or will cuts automatically trigger?

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US Debt Clock Surges Past $15 Trillion

The United States Debt Clock recently surged past $15 trillion and is expected to hit $20 trillion by 2020.

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SEC Disciplines Eight Employees Over Madoff

The SEC has disciplined eight of its employees who worked on the Madoff case. These disciplines range from pay reductions to month-long suspensions.

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Forrester: US Online Holiday Retail Sales Set to Increase 15% This Year

According to research firm Forrester, us online holiday spending is expected to reach nearly $60 billion this year.

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Mitt Romney a Near Lock for 2012 Republican Nomination

With the recent implosion of Rick Perry and the continued troubles of Herman Cain, Mitt Romney seems to be a lock to win the Republican nomination for president.

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How Successful Was "Bank Transfer Day"?

Just how successful was Bank Transfer Day? According to a report, 40,000 people transfered their bank accounts to credit unions on November 5th.

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Record Number of Americans Living in Poverty

The US poverty rate has hit an all-time high thanks to the introduction of a new metric from Census.gov.

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What Would The US Deficit Be if the Economy Wasn't In the Dumps?

According to the CBO, the United States would post a deficit of 630 billion in 2012 if the economy was operating at its full potential.

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US Consumers Spending Their Worries Away

Despite the fact that the US economy is stagnant at best, US consumers continue to spend money and save less.

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Banks Backing Down in Debit Card Fee Squabble

Banks have been backing down in the debit card usage fee fight across the nation thanks to outraged customers.

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Q3 GDP Growth In Line With Expectations

Q3 GDP growth was in line with expectations as the BEA released their advance estimate earlier today.

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Whitney Tilson Flips on Netflix

Whitney Tilson, former Netflix bear, has flipped and is now long the company after their massive recent collapse.

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September 2011 State Unemployment Report

September 2011 State Unemployment Report - 25 state recorded unemployment rate decreases in September, while 14 posted increases.

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Student Loan Debt Continues To Soar

American students borrowed over $100 billion in 2010, bringing the total amount of outstanding student loan debt to over $1 trillion.

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Cash Rich: Apple Has Over $80 Billion in Cash and Cash Equivalents

Apple currently has $81.6 billion in cash and cash equivalents, which is a staggering sum of money.

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Gallup: "Generic" Republican Candidate Leads Obama 46 to 38%

According to Gallup, President Obama is currently trailing an unnamed Republican candidate by eight points.

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Intrade: Mitt Romney Clear Favorite For Republican Nomination for President

According to online prediction site Intrade.com, Mitt Romney is currently the clear favorite to win the Republican nomination in 2012.

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Millionaire Surtax Coming?

The Democrats added a millionaire surtax into the Obama jobs bill earlier today, and the Republicans quickly panned the tax as absurd.

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Comedy of Errors at Bank of America

Bank of America is currently dealing with a raft of different issues right now, and this has destroyed the shares of the stock.

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Would You Pay $5 a Month To Use Your Debit Card?

Bank of America is going to be instituting a new $5 fee to use your debit card in 2012. What do you think?

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It's Good to Live Near Washington, D.C.

It's good to live near Washington, DC, as median household income has soared in the region since 2007.

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August 2011 State Unemployment Numbers

August 2011 State Unemployment Numbers - 26 states reported unemployment rate increases in August.

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It's On: Obama's Proposed Tax Increases Kick off 2012 Re-election Bid

Barack Obama unofficially kicked off his 2012 re-election campaign earlier today when he proposed a $3 trillion deficit reduction plan that will include $1.5 trillion in new taxes.

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The "Buffett Rule"

The Buffett Rule, which would raise taxes on millionaires in the United States, is expected to be proposed by President Obama on Monday.

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September 11th - The Markets Then and Now

A quick look at the markets back in September of 2001 compared to now.

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Prop Trading Firms in Canada

Prop Trading Firms in Canada - a look at Golden Market Management, which has nearly 500 traders throughout the world.

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Unemployment Rates and Re-elections

Unemployment rates and re-election bids - how have incumbents done in times of high unemployment?

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How Does Obama Match Up Against Leading GOP Candidates?

According to Gallup.com, Barack Obama's hypothetical leads have evaporated due to a plummeting approval rating.

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New Report Paints Dismal Picture of "Retirement" in America

Earlier this week, a report was released that detailed the many troubles that face those wanting to retire in American.

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Obama Up Against It Heading Into 2012

With a 40% approval rating, President Obama is up against it heading into the 2012 Presidential elections.

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Intrade.com - Less Than 50% Chance of Obama Being Re-elected in 2012

According to Intrade.com, President Barack Obama has less than a 50% chance of being re-elected in 2012.

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Apple (Briefly) Claims the Title of World's Most Valuable Company

On Tuesday afternoon, Apple briefly passed Exxon Mobil to become the most valuable company in the world.

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How to Start Your Own Website

How To Start Your Own Website - five easy steps to follow to set up your very own website.

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Timothy Geithner: I'm Staying

Timothy Geithner has reportedly informed Barack Obama that he plans on staying on as Treasury Secretary.

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Debt Ceiling Changes By President, 1940-Present

Debt Ceiling Changes by President from 1940 until Present Day.

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Congressional Leaders, Barack Obama Agree to Debt Limit Deal

Earlier tonight, President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders agreed to a deficit reduction deal. Will members of Congress vote for it?

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History of the Debt Limit Since 1940

A look at the history of the debt ceiling in the United States from 1940 until present day.

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What Might the United States and Belgium Have in Common Very Soon?

The United States is at risk of having their pristine AAA credit rating cut to AA+ or lower. What other countries currently have these credit ratings?

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America's Days as a AAA Nation Likely Drawing to a Close

According to various sources, the possibility of the United States having their credit downgraded is growing by the day.

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US Debt Talks Break Down - Again

House Speaker John Boehner has pulled away from debt ceiling discussions, which will make for a very interesting 10 days.

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CBS News Poll: Majority of Americans Disapprove of Both Democrats and Republicans in Debt Ceiling Negotiations

According to a recent CBS News poll, the majority of Americans disapprove of how both the Republicans and Democrats are handling the debt ceiling situation.

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Intrade: Less Than 50% Chance of Debt Ceiling Being Raised by End of July

According to Intrade.com, there is currently less than a 50% chance of the nation's debt ceiling being raised by the end of July.

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Tensions Rising in Debt-Limit Talks

Tensions are rising in the debt-limit debate are rising, as President Obama reportedly walked out of a meeting earlier tonight.

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Game of Chicken Over Nation's Debt Limit Continues

Democrats and Republicans continue to spar over a debt and deficit reduction plan ahead of a August 2nd deadline.

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Warren Buffett: US Unemployment Rate Will be Under 8% By 2012 Presidential Election

According to the Wall Street Journal, Warren Buffett believes that the US unemployment rate will be under 8% by November, 2012.

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The Most Hated Companies in America Are..

What is the most hated company in America? According to the ACSI, that company is Potomac Electric.

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Ronald Reagan on Debt Limits and Defaults

Ronald Reagan spoke out about debt ceilings and defaults a number of times - this is what he said.

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San Antonio Car Insurance Quote

San Antonio Car Insurance Quote - Have an extra five minutes? Potentially receive hundreds off of your auto insurance.

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May State Unemployment Numbers: 24 States Post Rate Decreases

According to the BLS, a total of 24 states posted unemployment rate decreases during the month of May.

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Simultaneous Work Stoppages Likely for Two Major North American Sports Leagues

Two of North America's top four sports leagues are set for simultaneous work stoppages.

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The Big Owe: Unfunded US Liabilities Sitting at $61.6 Trillion

According to the USA Today, the United States currently has total unfunded liabilities of over $60 trillion.

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Groupon Files For IPO

Groupon filed for its IPO earlier today in what is expected to be one of the most hotly anticipated offerings of the year.

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Remembering the Good Old Days of Massive First-Day IPO Increases

LinkedIn and Yandex recently made big splashes on their first days of trading, but how do they compare to the frothy days of 1998 and 1999?

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Your Memorial Day Cookout Will Cost You Much More This Year

According to Dailymail.co.uk, the cost of your Memorial Day cookout is going to rise nearly 30% over last year.

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Could You Come Up With $2,000 in 30 Days?

Could you come up with $2,000 within 30 days? According to a recent survey, many Americans would not be able to.

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The Physical Awesomeness of America's Debt

The United States literally owes a massive mountain of money - in fact, what the US owes would stretch 900 miles high in $1,000 bills.

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China Trims US Debt Holdings For Fifth Straight Month

China has now cut their US debt holdings for the fifth straight month, while Japan and the UK keep buying.

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Huckabee, Trump: We're Out

Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump have both announced that they will not be running for president in 2012.

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Handicapping the Debt Ceiling Situation

When Will the Debt Ceiling Be Raised? This is a question that is on the minds of many Americans right now.

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A Look at Gasoline Taxes in the United States

A look at gas taxes in the United States - why are gas taxes so high? How are they calculated?

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The High Cost of Gasoline

The High Cost of Gasoline - American families shelled out an average of $368.09 for gas in April.

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Geithner: Drop Dead Date is Now August 2nd, Not July 8th

Timothy Geithner revealed earlier today that the drop dead date (the date in which the US can not borrow any more money) was August 2nd and not July 8th.

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GOP Primary Poll: Trump on Top

Donald Trump for President in 2012? Donald Trump is on everybody's lips these days, and he is currently the favorite amongst GOP voters.

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Bad Deal: News Corp. Set to Get Crushed on Myspace

News Corp. is set to sell Myspace.com, and hopes to have a deal in place by the end of June.

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A Moment in Time: Comparing Barack Obama's Current Approval Rating to Those of Past Presidents at the Same Point in Their Presidencies

Barack Obama currently has an approval rating of 46.7% - how does this compare to past presidents at the same point in their presidencies?

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National Debt Clock on the Floor of the US House of Representatives?

Rep. Tom Reed wants a debt clock installed right on the floor of the US House of Representatives. What do you think of the idea?

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Who Will Win the Battle for the Internet in 2012?

Barack Obama far outspent John McCain when it came to online ad spends in 2008. Will the pattern repeat itself in 2012?

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"Your Taxpayer Receipt" Made Available on WhiteHouse.gov

Your Taxpayer Receipt - WhiteHouse.gov unveiled a new page earlier this week that allows people to see how their federal tax dollars are being spent.

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Can President Obama Raise a Billion Dollars?

President Obama 2012 Re-election Campaign $1 Billion - How much will President Obama raise for his 2012 re-election campaign?

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Gas Prices Continue to March Higher

$5/Gallon Gasoline - with gas prices steadily marching higher, will we see gas prices reach five dollars a gallon by this summer?

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Employee Loyalty Waning as National Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

According to a recent Metlife.com report, employee loyalty in the United States is evaporating due to an improving jobs market.

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China, United States in New Spat over Human Rights

China recently responded to a report from the US State Department with a particularly frosty response to the United States.

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Gallup: 58% of Americans Favor Budget Compromise over Shutdown

According to a recent Gallup poll, 58% of Americans favor a budget compromise rather than a shutdown of the federal government.

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A History of the Debt Ceiling in the United States

Debt ceiling history in the United States - the debt ceiling limit in the United States has been raised early and often since 1917.

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Barack Obama Officially Kicks Off His 2012 Re-Election Campaign

US President Barack Obama officially kicked off his 2012 re-election campaign earlier today via his web site.

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CEO Compensation Soared in 2010

According to the USA Today, median CEO compensation jumped tremendously at America's largest publicly traded companies last year.

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Walmart CEO: "Serious" Inflation Coming to United States

The CEO of Walmart has warned that serious inflation is coming to the United States, and fast. There is not good news for an already struggling US consumer.

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Is Your Food Shrinking?

According to the NY Times, many food companies are including less food in order to pass on the cost of higher food prices to consumers.

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Which Ten Industries are in the Greatest State of Decline in the United States?

Which industries have been the hardest hit over the past ten years? Some of the industries might surprise you.

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April: Historically a Very Good Month for the Markets

April has historically been a very strong month for the major three indexes in the United States - the NASDAQ, DJIA and S+P 500 are all up big in April historically.

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Whom Might President Obama Square Off Against in 2012?

Which potential Republican candidate do Republican voters most like to see run for president in 2012?

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What are Intragovernmental Holdings?

What are intragovernmental holdings? This article takes a look at what intragovernmental holdings and which agencies own the most.

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Which 16 Metropolitan Areas Had Unemployment Rates of Over 15% in January?

Which 16 metropolitan areas in the United States posted unemployment rates of over 15% in January of 2011.

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42% of Millionaires Don't Feel Wealthy

According to a recent survey conducted by Fidelity Investments, a full 42% of millionaires surveyed claim that they don't feel wealthy.

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February PPI: Food Prices Increased By Largest Amount Since November 1974

According to February's PPI number, food and energy prices increased dramatically during the month. Food prices posted their largest increase since November of 1974.

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January US Foreign Debt Holders Update: China Down, Japan Higher

January US Foreign Debt Holders update - China slightly pared back their holdings in January, while Japan added roughly half a percent to their holdings.

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Economists: National Unemployment Rate Projected To Be 7.7% by 2012 Election

Economists predict that the national unemployment rate will be 7.7% by the time that the next election rolls around - will this help or hurt Obama?

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The World Now Has 1,210 Billionaires

According to Forbes Magazine, the world now has a total of 1,210 billionaires, with countries such as China and Russia adding significantly to the number.

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So You Think That Gas Is Expensive In The United States?

Gas may seem to be getting very expensive in the United States, but it's downright sky-high in other countries throughout the world.

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Intrade.com - President Obama's Re-Election Chances Strengthening

According to Intrade.com, President Obama and the Democrats currently have a 62.5 percent chance of holding the White House in 2012.

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February 2011 Job Numbers: National Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Level Since April 2009

February 2011 Job Numbers - the national unemployment rate ticked down to its lowest level in nearly two years in February.

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Food Prices Hit Another Record High in February

According to the United Nations, global food prices hit a record high for the second month in a row in February.

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Surprise! China Actually Owns $1.16 Trillion of US Debt

Accordingly to newly released data from the US Treasury Department, China actually owns more than 1.1 trillion in US debt.

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Handicapping The Fate of Certain North African/Middle East Leaders

Which North African/Middle East leader will be the next to topple? Intrade.com may give us some insights..

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$2.84 Million Was Donated To The US Government In 2010 To Help Reduce The Public Debt Load

The US government accepted nearly three million in donations to help pay off the US national debt during the 2010 fiscal year.

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WSJ: Many Boomers Just Don't Have Enough Money To Retire

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal has pointed out that many baby boomers simply don't have the necessary funds to retire - what will they do?

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The DJIA Is Close To Doubling From Its March 2009 Low

The DJIA is getting very close to doubling its March, 2009 lows, while the NASDAQ and S+P 500 have already accomplished this task.

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China Has Added Over $800 Billion To Their US Debt Holdings Since December of 2000

China has purchased a staggering amount of US debt over the past 10 years, as evidenced by the numbers in this article.

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The Largest Foreign Holders of US Debt In December Were..

China continued to top the list of largest foreign holders of US debt in December, with Japan and UK following in the second and third spots.

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China Is Now Officially The World's Second-Largest Economy

According to the Wall Street Journal, China passed Japan to become the world's second-largest economy in 2010.

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The Lowest Unemployment Rates on Record (Federal and State)

What are the lowest federal and state unemployment rates on record? Which states have posted the lowest unemployment rates?

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Forecasters: 2 Million Jobs Added, 2 Million Foreclosures in 2011

Scott Brown of Raymond James and Associates recently stated that he expects 2 million jobs to be added in 2011, while Joseph Stiglitz said that he expects there to be 2 million foreclosures.

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The Longest Winning Streaks In The History of the DJIA, NASDAQ and S+P 500

Which of the NASDAQ, DJIA and S+P 500 currently hold the record for the most number of positive days in a row?

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The Value of a Degree in Today's Job Market

There is currently a yawning chasm in the unemployment rate of those with a college degree and those without a college degree in the United States - no surprise, but the numbers might surprise you.

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The Most Miserable City In The United States Is..

According to Forbes Magazine, Stockton, California was named as the nation's most miserable city, knocking the former number one Cleveland out of the top spot.

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NASDAQ Computer Networks Reportedly Hacked "Repeatedly" Over The Past Year

According to the Wall Street Journal, the NASDAQ's computer network has been repeatedly hacked over the past year.

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The Rising Cost of US Debt

According to the CBO, the United States will be shelling out nearly $800 billion in total net interest outlays by 2021. Shocked yet?

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A Closer Look at President Obama's Three State of the Union Addresses

The media likes parsing President Obama's word usage during his State of the Union addresses, so I thought that I would take it one step further.

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The December State Unemployment Numbers

The December state unemployment numbers were released earlier today, with states such as Nevada and California reported increases in their unemployment rates.

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US Student Loan Debt Clock Will Soon Pass $900 Billion

Student loan debt in the United States is increasing at an alarming pace, as evidenced by the Finaid.org student loan debt clock.

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Inflation-Adjusted Spending Increases By Government Agency, 1962 vs 2010

Which US government agencies have increased their spending the most over the past 49 years? We take a look in this article.

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Why is The UK Buying So Much US Debt?

Why is the United Kingdom buying so much US debt? Is this straightforward, or is there something else going on?

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Who Are The Top 20 Foreign Holders of US Debt?

Which foreign countries currently own the largest amount of US debt? Some of the countries may surprise you.

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The United States Public Debt, 1791 to 2010

How has the United States been able to add so much debt from 1791 through to 2010? We take a look in this article.

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Food Prices Are Soaring

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, global food prices have soared over the past 12 months.

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$14,025,215,218,708.52

The United States just recently passed the 14 trillion mark for the very first time. When will the 100 trillion mark be eclipsed?

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Here Come The Boomers

More than 10,000 baby boomers are hitting the age of 65 each and every day in the country. How will this impact the country going forward?

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Historical Gas Prices in the United States

Historical gas prices in the United States - how have gasoline prices trended over the past 60-70 years? We break it down here.

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WSJ: Online Job Offers On The Rise

According to the Wall Street Journal, online job offers have increased markedly over this time year last in another sign that the economy may finally be improving.

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Americans Flocked To States With No State Income Tax From 2000-2010

States with no state income tax posted large gain in population growth from 2000 to 2010, nearly double that of the entire country. Coincidence?

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United States Posts Slowest Rate of Population Growth Since 1940

The United States posted total population growth of 9.7 percent from 2000 to 2010, which was the lowest such rate of growth posted since 1940.

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Trying to Predict The Results of the 2012 Presidential Election With The Help of Intrade.com

Who is the current favorite to win the presidential election in the United States in 2012? According to Intrade.com, that would be President Obama.

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The November State Unemployment Breakdown

November state unemployment summary - Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate in the country, while North and South Dakota posted the lowest.

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Surprise! IRS Audits Up 11% This Year

The IRS reported that audits of individual tax returns were up approximately 11 percent from last year, in a sign that the government is reaching for new revenues.

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Mark Zuckerberg Named Time Magazine Person of the Year

Mark Zuckerberg was officially named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year earlier today - is the distinction warranted?

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How To Win in Forex Trading

How to Win in Forex Trading - what are the key concepts that must be followed if you want to become a winning forex trader?

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Random Historical DJIA Facts and Figures

A look at some historical Dow Jones Industrial Average facts and figures from October 1st, 1928 through to December 31st, 2009.

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Corporate America Is Swimming In Cash

According to the Wall Street Journal, nonfinancial companies in the United States are currently sitting on nearly two trillion dollars in total cash.

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The Rise of the Top 1%

The top one percent of all income earners in the United States have seen their shares of the total income pie grow considerably over the years - but by how much?

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Non-farm Payroll Job Growth vs Population Growth By President Since 1948

Total historical non-farm payroll job growth vs total population growth in the United States since 1948.

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WikiLeaks: A Major US Bank is Next

The next target of WikiLeaks, according to founder Julian Assange, will be a major US bank. Which one will it be? Only Assange knows.

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Remembering Better Trading Days

There was a time, not all that long ago, when the markets were absolutely fantastic for trading. Here is a recounting of that time.

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The Largest Single Holder of US Debt Is Now..

Thanks to a second round of quantitative easing, the Federal Reserve is now the single largest holder of US debt.

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The Presidential Smackdown: Democrats vs Republicans By The Numbers in the Modern Era

Which political party has presided over the highest number of jobs added, lowest deficits and highest stock market returns in the modern era?

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Entrepreneurship On The Rise In the United States

Thanks to a rapidly increasing unemployment rate, many Americans have chosen to go into business for themselves over the last couple of years.

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Inflation Adjusted Market Returns Since The End of WWII

How have the DJIA, NASDAQ and S and P 500 done after inflation since the end of World War II?

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Where Do Your Federal Tax Dollars Go?

How are your federal tax dollars spent? How is every one dollar in federal tax revenues collected spent in the United States?

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The Party of "Fiscal Restraint" In The United States Is..

Which party is actually the party of fiscal restraint in the United States? Which party has the tightest control of the pursestrings?

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Non-Farm Payroll Job Growth By President, 1948-2010

A breakdown of non-farm payroll job growth by president from 1948 through to 2010.

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Budget Surpluses and the United States

In the long and illustrious history of the United States, the country has posted many more deficits than surpluses. Why? And how does the country get back to a surplus?

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What Percentage of Federal Individual Income Taxes Do Rich People Really Pay?

According to the IRS, the top one percent of all income earners in the United States in 2008 paid over 38 percent of the taxes.

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$142 Million And Nothing to Show For It

Despite spending over 140 million on her campaign, Meg Whitman failed in her attempt to become the newest governor of California.

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Handicapping The Results of Tomorrow's Midterm Elections

How well will the Republican party do on Tuesday? According to Intrade.com, the Republicans are expected to do very, very well.

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How Did The Markets Perform After The 1994 Midterm Elections?

How did the markets perform after the Republican landslide in the 1994 midterm elections? Find out here..

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Q3 GDP Growth "Sluggish" at 2.0%

The United States posted sluggish GDP growth of 2.0 percent in the third quarter, leading many to continue to wonder if we are slipping into a double-dip recession.

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How Have The Markets Historically Performed Over The Final Two Years of a Presidential Term?

The DJIA, Nasdaq and S and P 500 have all performed extremely strong historically speaking during the second half of a presidential term.

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It's the 23rd Anniversary of "Black Monday"

23 years ago today, Black Monday rocked Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling by over 20%.

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Average Annualized Quarterly GDP Growth By Controlling Senate/House/White House Party, 1948-2010

A look at average annualized quarterly GDP growth in the United States from 1948 to 2010, depending on which party controlled the White House, Senate and House of Representatives.

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High Interest Savings Accounts

High Interest Savings Accounts - Where to go to find the highest yield savings accounts in this day and age of ultra-low rates.

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1948-2010 Average Monthly Unemployment Rates By Political Party (President, Senate Control, House Control)

The historical unemployment rates in the United States depending on which political party controlled the White House, Senate and House of Representatives.

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1946-2010 Average Inflation Adjusted Deficits By President, Controlling Senate Party and Controlling House Party

You asked for it, so you got it - which party has been responsible for the highest inflation adjusted deficits since 1946, based on president, Senate and House controlling party.

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August State Unemployment Numbers Released

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the state unemployment rates from August. Unsurprisingly, Nevada lead the way with a rate of 14.4 percent.

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How Will People Invest In The Future?

The Great Recession has likely forced the permanent rewriting of the rules of investing in the United States - how will the landscape look in the years ahead?

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About That "Obama Has Added More To National Debt Than All US Presidents From Washington Through Reagan Combined" Article..

Earlier this week, an article surfaced that claimed that Obama had racked up more in debt than the presidents Washington through Reagan combined. True?

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Institutional Investors Loved Dollar Tree Inc. During the Second Quarter

Many institutional investors piled into Dollar Tree during Q2, helping to propel the stock to an all-time high during the quarter.

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CBO: Q2 Economic Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The CBO released a report earlier today on the economic impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 during Q2/2010. The big question - was the passage of the act worth it?

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Forex Brokers: What You Need to Know

Forex Brokers - how to choose the right broker for you. How do you know if a broker is reputable? Which broker should you sign up with?

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September - A Historically Bad Month For The Markets

Is September the month that you should fear when it comes to the markets? Absolutely - markets have performed horribly during this month historically.

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Americans Continued To Pay Down Their Credit Credit Balances In June

Americans continued to pay down their credit card balances in June, resulting in a continuing trend of lower revolving credit balances in the country.

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Why Is Deflation a Bad Thing?

What is deflation? Why is deflation considered to be a bad thing? Why is deflation bad for an economy?

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US GDP Growth by President, 1948-2009

Over the past 60+ years, the US economy has grown the fastest under which president? Which president has presided over the lowest amount of growth?

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What is the "New Normal"?

What does the term New Normal mean? What is the definition of the term New Normal? Why is the New Normal important?

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State Unemployment Rates for June

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the state unemployment numbers for June earlier today - Nevada topped the list with a 14.2 percent rate, while North Dakota posted the lowest.

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Forex For Beginners

Forex for Beginners - here's an article that will help you to understand the somewhat complex world of forex trading.

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How to Trade Commodities Online

How to trade commodities online - where to go to trade gold, oil, silver, oil and platinum.

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US Federal Deficits By Year, 1940-2010

Historical inflation-adjusted and per capita deficit numbers from the United States from 1940 through to 2010.

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Online Stock Brokers For Beginners

Thinking about opening up your first online brokerage account? Have some questions? Try out this page for some answers.

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The Incredible Growth of Outstanding Consumer Credit In The United States Over The Past 40 Years

The pace of growth in outstanding consumer credit has been amazing over the past 40 years, especially in terms of outstanding revolving credit.

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June Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.5% - That’s Good, Right?

The June unemployment rate actually fell in the United States in June, despite forecasts of an increase to 9.8%. What happened?

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Which Institutional Holders Are Taking a Beating on BP?

BP common shares continue to crater in price on an almost daily basis, leading many to ask the question - which companies have the most exposure to BP right now?

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Have Republican or Democrat Presidents Been Better For The Markets Over the Past 50 Years?

Over the past 50 years, the major three market indexes have performed much better when a Democrat president is in office, rather than a Republican.

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US Government Spending Increases By President, 1961-2012

Which US presidents have presided over the largest increases in government spending since 1961? Which presidents have presided over the smallest increases in spending?

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Some US Government Spending Statistics From 1960 to 2010

Which political party in the United States increased spending at a faster rate over the past 50 years - the Republicans or the Democrats?

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An Incomplete History of US Government Spending

How fast has US government spending increased over the years? How fast has spending increased as a %? Which presidents increased government spending the most?

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Apple Continues to Close the Gap on Exxon Mobil

Apple has been on a tear in the past 18 months or so, and is only about $50 billion behind Exxon Mobil in terms of total market capitalization.

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China, Japan Continue To Boost Holdings of US Debt

According to the US Treasury department, China and Japan continued to increase their holdings of US treasury debt in April. Total foreign ownership of US debt was nearly $4 trillion in April.

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US Military Spending Over the Years

The growth of US military spending from 1962 until 2010, as well as government issued projections for 2011 through to 2015.

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Want To Have Lunch With Warren Buffett? It'll Cost You

An anonymous bidder shelled out over 2.6 million dollars to have a sit-down lunch with Warren Buffett in New York City. This was a record for the 11 years that the auction has been taking place.

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The Top Five Biggest Winning and Losing Weeks in the History of the DJIA, NASDAQ and SP 500

What have been the biggest one-week gains and losses for the DJIA, NASDAQ and S&P 500 in their histories?

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The Ten Worst Months in the History of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

What was the worst month in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average? How does May 2010 compare? Find out in this article.

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A Look at The First Quarter Buys and Sells of Goldman Sachs

A look at some of the biggest buys and sells from Goldman Sachs Group Inc in the first quarter of 2010.

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The Ten Best And Worst Years for the GDP of the United States Since 1930

The United States has had a number of ups and downs in terms of GDP growth since 1930 - find out everything that you wanted to know about GDP growth in the US here.

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Did General Motors Really Repay $6.7 Billion In Government Loans?

Did General Motors really repay $6.7 billion in loans to the taxpayer? Technically yes, but they also misled as to where the funds came from..

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Warren Buffett: Economy Showing "Big" Signs of Improvement

In a recent interview with the Fox Business Network, Warren Buffett revealed that he is seeing signs of economic strength at Berkshire Hathaway's many subsidiaries.

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Itching To Help Pay Down the National Debt? You're Not Alone

Feeling like contributing some of your hard-earned money towards helping to pay down the national debt? You're not alone, as over $3 million was donated in the last fiscal year.

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Ten Years Since the "Dot-Com Bubble" Popped

The NASDAQ peaked at over 5,000 points just ten years ago - the dot-com bubble popped a short time after that. Did people learn anything from the popping of the dot-com bubble?

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Five Stocks That Are Widely Held by Hedge Funds That You May Never Have Heard Of

Here are five stocks that you may never have heard of that are very popular within the hedge fund community.

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The World's Safest and Riskiest Sovereign Debt Offerings Are..

According to a recent CMAVision report, Norway holds the distinction of being the world's safest sovereign debt investment, while Venezuela is the world's riskiest offering.

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Google Is Getting Into the Bond Trading Business

Google is looking to hire foreign bond traders to help make use of its nearly $25 billion in total cash reserves. Is should be interesting to see what Google can accomplish considering the amount of brain power that it possesses..

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Intrade.com - 81% Chance of Health Care Reform Being Signed Into Law by June 30th

Intrade.com speculators are bullish on President Obama's health care package being signed into law by June 30th, 2010.

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One Year Ago Today..

The DJIA, Nasdaq and S&P 500 have all traded up significantly over the past year. Is this rally sustainable, or are the wheels about to come off of the markets?

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Hedge Funds Are Zeroing In On Citigroup

A number of the biggest and best hedge funds in the world have recently opened up very large positions in Citigroup, clearly banking on a major rebound in its share value.

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Bernard Madoff And The Power of "Influence"

Bernard Madoff used multiple compliance techniques to swindle billions upon billions of dollars from the investing public, proving that he was a masterful psychological manipulator.

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Which Political Party Has Posted The Highest Average Budget Deficits in the Post-WWII Era?

Which political party has posted the largest average budget deficits from 1946 until 2009, the Democrats or the Republicans?

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Are There Higher Unemployment Rates When Republicans or Democrats Are In Office?

Has there been historically higher unemployment rates when Republicans or Democrats have been in office? Find out the answer to that question in this article..

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Growth of the United States National Debt vs Rate of Inflation Since 1970

How much has the national debt load of the United States grown over the past 40 years? How much more might it grow over the next 40?

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Japan Is Once Again The Top Foreign Holder of US Treasury Debt

Japan has passed China to become the world's largest foreign holder of US treasuries, thanks to China dumping over 30 billion of US treasuries in December.

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Germany vs Switzerland In Fight Over Identities of Potential Tax Evaders

Germany and Switzerland are currently engaged in an interesting spat over the identities of potential German income tax evaders.

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What Do California, Aruba, Hungary, Russia, Thailand, Tunisia, Lithuania and Mexico All Have in Common?

Question - what does California have in common with countries such as Mexico, Tunisia and Lithuania? Answer - they all have credit ratings of BBB, courtesy of Fitch Ratings.

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January Unemployment Rate Dips to 9.7%

The national unemployment rate in January ticked higher to 9.7 percent, which is the lowest rate seen since August of 2009.

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US Government's Annual Net Interest Spending Projected to Top $700 Billion Dollars by 2020

The total annual net interest spend of the United States is expected to skyrocket to over 700 billion dollars by 2020, according to the CBO.

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2.4 Million Job Openings In The United States

The Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States estimates that there are as many as 2.4 million job openings as of late November. Where are all of these jobs?

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Fed Economist Karen Pence: Buying a Home Is a Terrible Investment

According to the Wall Street Journal, Fed economist Karen Pence believes that owning a home is a poor investment choice.

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The Historically Strongest (and Weakest) Days of the Year For the Markets

Which days of the year are typically the strongest for the DJIA/NASDAQ and S&P 500? Which days are the worst?

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State Population Growth Trends Since 2000

Of the 50 states in the union, Nevada led the way from 2000-2009 with total population growth of nearly 31%, surprising, especially given their struggles over the past few years.

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The Historical Performance of the Stock Market in January

The major North American market indexes usually perform very well in January. How well? Find out here.

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Median Household Income in the United States: Then and Now

Household median income is up about 17% in the United States since 1975. How has household median income fluctuated over the past 35 years?

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State Unemployment Numbers for November 2009

A total of 36 states saw their unemployment rates drop in November, while 8 states saw their rates increase. A total of 6 states saw no changes at all.

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Where To Buy a Kindle?

Where to buy a Kindle? We get asked that question all of the time - this article contains all of your answers. Buying a Kindle is much easier than you think, no matter where you live.

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Times Are Good For Many Employees of the Federal Government

According to USA Today, salaries for many government employees have sharply increased over the past couple of years, despite the fact that a crippling recession sent the unemployment rate over 10%.

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China: The New King of Cars

China is expected to pass the United States for the first time ever in 2009 when it comes to total new car and truck purchases. Is this a lasting trend or a freak occurrence?

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State Unemployment Numbers: April 1983 vs October 2009

The last time that the United States saw an unemployment rate of 10.2% was October of 1983. How do the state unemployment rates compare now to April of 1983?

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Everyone Wants to Own Gold Right Now

From India to Sri Lanka to China to individual investors - everyone wants to own gold right now. How high will the precious metal go before it finally stops rising?

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How to Buy an Amazon Kindle in Canada

What is the best way to go about purchasing an Amazon Kindle if I live in Canada? What is the quickest way to receive my Kindle?

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"Black Friday" - Boom or Bust?

Will the American consumer be able to ignore all of the bad economic news and pull our their wallets and purses this holiday season?

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Wall Street Journal Subscription Discount

Did you know that the Wall Street Journal offers a discount of up to 80% when you sign up for a subscription? Click here to find out how to take advantage of this offer.

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Goldman Sachs Cancels Its Christmas Party For the Second Straight Year

Goldman Sachs has reportedly canceled their Christmas party for the second straight year, and will also be banning employees from throwing holiday parties of their own.

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Gold Still Well Off Of Its Inflation-Adjusted All-Time High

The price of gold has been making headlines as of late, but it's important to note that we are still far from hitting the all-time inflation-adjusted highs for the price of gold.

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9 Things About the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights You Need to Know

Nine things that the average American consumer should know about the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights. Everything that you ever wanted to know about this bill.

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Platinum Card Application Form

Click here to apply for a platinum card, which offers its holders a wide variety of different value-added perks and bonuses.

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Gold Card Application Form

Looking for a quick and easy way to apply for a gold card? Looking for a simply gold card application form? Look no further than this article.

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Gold Continues to March Higher

Gold continues its aggressive climb, and is currently approaching $1,100 per ounce, buoyed by bullish sentiment and recent large purchases by India.

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Optionshouse Promotion Code - Qualifying For Your Free 100 Trades

Optionshouse, a leading online stock and options brokerage, is currently offering all of their new customers the opportunity to receive 100 commission-free trades.

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Retailers Bracing For An Abysmal 2009 Holiday Shopping Season

Sears has likely started a chain reaction by announcing that they will be starting some of their Black Friday promotions almost a month early this year.

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Have Great Credit and Pay on Time Every Month? Credit Card Companies Want You To Pay More

Do you have strong credit and a strong repayment history? Well, credit card companies may soon be asking you to pay an annual fee of between $29-$99.

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How to Become a Great Forex Trader

Want to learn how to become a great forex trader? Hint - it takes a lot of work and determination.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin: Hank Paulson Met Secretly With Goldman Sachs in Moscow

Andrew Ross Sorkin's recently published book details a secret meeting that took place between Hank Paulson and Goldman Sachs in Moscow in 2008.

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Colorado's Minimum Wage Set To Drop Due to Deflation

The minimum wage in Colorado is set to drop a few pennies in 2010 due to deflation. Is this the beginning of a trend that will affect the minimum wage in a number of different states?

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Online Advertising Pushes Past Television in the UK for the First Time

Online advertising has topped television advertising in the United Kingdom for the first time ever - is this a sign of things to come for the United States as well?

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When Was the Last Time That The United States Experienced Double Digit Inflation?

When was the last time that the American economy had to deal with double digit inflation, and how did they get themselves out of it?

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Which State's Residents Earn the Most Money?

The residents of Maryland posted the highest median income in 2008, thanks to a booming government that is hiring people hand over fist and raising wages at the same time.

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FDIC To Banks: Hey, Could We Borrow Some Money?

The NY Times is reporting that the FDIC may take the unusual step of borrowing money from healthy banks to restore their deposit insurance fund.

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Who Does The United States Owe Nearly $12 Trillion Dollars To?

Who does the US government owe nearly $12 trillion dollars to? Where will the government look to borrow money over the next 10 years?

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Europe Now The World's Richest Continent

Due to the precipitous decline in the global equity markets, Europe has now surpassed North America as the world's richest continent, according to a recent Forbes.com article.

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Who Offers Automated Forex Trading?

Looking for a forex broker that will give you the opportunity to employ automated forex trading strategies?

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The Norwegian Tax System

Norway is the envy of almost the entire world when it comes to their medical system and social security. The question is - what kind of taxes do they pay?

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Past Recessions and Recoveries in the Unemployment Rate

How long will it take the job market in the United States to fully recover? Based on past history, it could take quite a while.

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Refi Rates - How to Find The Most Competitive Quotes

Look for a free refi quote? Want to save time when it comes to getting your refi rates? Davemanuel.com is here to help.

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How Does the Average American Household Spend Their Paychecks?

The average American household spent nearly $50,000 in 2007 - the question is, where was that money spent? Where did it all go?

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The World's Safest Bank Is..

What are the world's safest banks? Well, according to a recently released report, many of the world's safest banks are found in Europe.

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How to Refinance a Mortgage

How do I refinance my mortgage? What is the best, easiest and cheapest way to go about refinancing my mortgage?

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The Five States With the Highest Unemployment Rates Are..

16 states posted an unemployment rate of over 10% in July of 2009, representing a dramatic increase from the year before. Declines in the manufacturing, automotive and construction industries contributed to these increases.

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The Three Most Prestigious Credit Cards In the World

What are the most prestigious credit cards in the world? How about the American Express Centurion card, or the Visa Black Card?

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Mortgage Refinancing Advice: Three Free Tips That Will Help You Out

On the prowl for some free mortgage refinancing tips and advice? Looking to make the mortgage refinancing process as painless as possible? Then this article is for you.

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In Which Months Does the Stock Market Typically Perform the Best?

The DJIA, Nasdaq and S&P 500 generally tend to perform the best in December, January and April, although November is also a strong month as well.

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The Worst Month Historically For the Stock Market? It's Not October

Think that the markets historically perform the worst in October? Think again - the answer is actually September.

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Investors Tuning Out CNBC As Recession Lingers

With the recession and global economic meltdown likely coming to an end, many investors are choosing to tune out from CNBC.

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US Banks Likely To Collect Nearly $40 Billion Dollars in Overdraft Fees This Year

US banks are poised to collect nearly $40 billion dollars in fees from overdrafts this year, making a near doubling since the year 2000.

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The Top 10 Largest Inflation-Adjusted Deficits in US History

The deficit that the United States is going to post in 2009 will be huge - everybody knows that. But how big will it be compared to other historically large deficits?

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How to Qualify for a FHA Loan

Curious as to how you can qualify for a FHA loan? Curious as to who can qualify for a FHA loan? Look no further than this article..

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Will "Baby Boomers" Re-Enter The Stock Market?

Many baby boomers saw their hopes for a comfortable retirement go up in smoke over the past couple of years. Will they return to the equity markets or stay in cash?

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How To Protect Your Credit Record Against Identity Thieves

How does a person go about protecting their credit history from would-be identity thieves? The answer is contained within this article.

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Wall Street Is Booming Once Again

Three of Wall Street's biggest firms are dishing out tens of billions of dollars in compensation over just the first half of 2009. When is enough enough?

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Surprise! New Report Claims That Many Banks Misused TARP Funds

A new report is apparently being made available to the public next week that will call into question how many different banks are currently using TARP funds.

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Which Countries Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

Which countries have the highest unemployment rates? If you guessed Zimbabwe, then you would be right - they currently have an unemployment rate of rate of approximately 90%.

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Which Countries Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

Andorra and Monaco top the list of the countries in the world with the lowest unemployment rates. Thailand and Qatar are also included on the list as well.

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When Was The Last Time That the United States Had Zero Federal Debt?

When was the last time that the United States enjoyed debt-free status? I'll give you a hint - it's been over a hundred years..

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Where To Refinance Your Mortgage in California

Are you currently living in California and looking to refinance your mortgage? If so, then look no further than Davemanuel.com.

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Looking for the Best Refi Rates Online?

Looking for the best (and lowest) refi rates online? Look no further than LendingTree.com.

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Free Home Equity Loan Quotes

Did you know that there is a site that can offer you competing home equity loan quotes from major lenders for absolutely no charge?

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Which Major US Cities Have The Lowest Unemployment Rates?

San Antonio and Oklahoma City posted the two lowest jobless rates of any of the major cities in May of 2009.

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Free Refinancing Quotes - How to Save Yourself Time and Money

It doesn't take time and money to get free mortgage refinancing quotes - all it takes is LendingTree.com and five minutes of your time.

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When Was The Last Time That the U.S. Unemployment Rate Hit 10%?

When was the last time that the U.S. unemployment rate exceeded the 10% mark, and what was behind this surge?

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The Least Indebted Countries on the Planet Are..

Macau, Palau, Liechtenstein and Brunei can all count themselves very lucky, as they are all currently debt-free according to the CIA.

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Americans Are Keeping Their Wallets and Purses Closed

Americans have closed their wallets and purses over the past couple of years, which has resulted in a greatly increased savings rate. Can this actually be a bad thing?

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Questrade Promotional Code - Qualifying for Your Free Commissions

Looking to qualify for your free trades at Questrade? Then don't forget to enter your promotional code of MANUEL when signing up for your account.

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Where Will the Growth Come From?

So you think that the US economy will recover strongly? How? What will be the engine for growth going forward?

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Should Apple Have Disclosed That Steve Jobs Received a Liver Transplant?

Some investors are spitting mad after it was revealed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs was the recent recipient of a liver transplant.

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Finding The Best Mortgage Rates and Deals

Where should a person go to obtain the most competitive and lowest mortgage rates? Look no further than this article for the details..

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The G-7: $30 Trillion In Debt and Climbing

The United States, UK and other G-7 nations all have one thing in common - they all have a staggering amount of total national debt.

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Where Do You Find the Lowest Refinancing Rates?

Where does a person go to find the absolute lowest mortgage refinancing rates online? The answer is contained in this article.

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The Great "Mancession"

The Great Recession has resulted in an alarming number of males being laid off, due to the decimation of the construction and manufacturing industries.

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CIA Looking To Hire Financial Analysts

The CIA, in an effort to help gain intelligence on the economies of China and those in the Middle East, recently announced that they are looking to hire former Wall Street analysts for positions at the agency.

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Music Labels Win $1.92 Million Dollar Verdict Against Minnesota Woman

The music industry won a startling $1.9 million dollar judgment against a Minnesota woman, which has sparked a major amount of outage across the United States.

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Refinancing Your Home: Everything You Need to Know

How to Refinance Your Home - the necessary steps that you need to take in order to make the process as smooth as possible.

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Rasmussen Consumer Index - Only 26% of Americans Say That Economy is Getting Better

According to a recently released survey, only 26% of Americans feel as though the economy is getting better.

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Is John Paulson the Next Warren Buffett?

Nobody has the ears of more investors than Warren Buffett. However, there may be a new challenger in town - John Paulson.

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What Was The Largest Bankruptcy In History?

Which company holds the dubious distinction of filing for the largest bankruptcy in history? The answer may surprise you.

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How to Get the Lowest Mortgage Refinancing Rates

Where should a person go to get the lowest possible mortgage refinancing rates? Who has the cheapest rates available?

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It Pays to Stay in School

The Bureau of Labor Statistics have released information that should be surprising to no one - those with degrees earn considerably more than those who don't have a degree.

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How to Obtain a Home Equity Loan in Texas

Texas has felt the pinch of the recession, but that doesn't mean that companies aren't still offering home equity loans to potential customers.

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Federal Reserve Intends To Hire Former Enron Lobbyist

Linda Robertson, formerly an Enron lobbyist in Washington, is expected to be hired by the Federal Reserve sometime over the next month.

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The Best Refinancing Deals: How to Find the Lowest Rates

Where should a person go to get the strongest refinancing deals? Are there any reputable companies out there that can be trusted to provide the lowest rates?

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Five Companies That Are Thriving in the "Great Recession"

McDonald's, Amazon and Wal-Mart are just three of the companies that are doing exceptionally well during the Great Recession.

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The Best Reward Credit Cards

In this economy, consumers are looking for all of the breaks that they can get, which is why credit cards that offer rewards packages are so important.

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Lessons Learned From General Motors

What lessons can we learn from the collapse of General Motors? How can these lessons help us to fine-tune our long-term investing strategy?

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Is a National Sales Tax Coming to the United States?

Could a *gasp* national sales tax actually be coming to the United States? There are actually some pretty well-placed people who are considering such a tax.

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Reviewing Our Portfolio

In this article we will be reviewing our long-term buys, including Google, Apple and XLF.

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Credit Card Holders (Yes, ALL of You) - Get Ready to Pay

Are the days of no annual fees and interest rate grace periods over? They just might be, according to the banking industry in the United States.

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State Tax Revenues Plummeting

A new report has illustrated just how badly state tax revenues are slumping compared to a year ago, and has many people asking - will this lead to increased taxes?

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Mortgage Refinancing in the United States - Finding the Best Deals

With interest rates at historical lows, many people are taking the opportunity to refinance their mortgage to take advantage of a favorable lending environment. Find out how you can do the same.

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Will the Fed Re-Inflate the American Consumer?

Will the Fed be able to re-inflate the US consumer, who was largely responsible for the upswing in the global economy prior to the current economic meltdown?

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Stock Brokers Are Leaving the Industry in Droves

The number of licensed stock brokers working in the industry is expected to shrink by 36,000 in 2009, the largest number by far on record. Will this continue in the coming years?

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The Great Recession

The media has latched on to the term Great Recession and is using it to describe the current economic downturn that we are currently living through.

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What is the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?

In this day and age, many people are opting to build their credit rating with a secured credit card. What is a secured credit card, and why can it be a viable option for many people?

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How To Cut Your Credit Card Debt

With the economic situation worsening in the United States, many families are finding themselves buried in credit card debt. How can families begin to dig themselves out?

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You Think That The United States Has a Heavy Debt Load?

So you think that the United States owes a staggering amount of money? They do, but have a peek at these countries and their staggering Debt to GDP ratios.

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Where Does The Economy Go From Here? Four Possible Scenarios

Is the global economy on the verge of recovering? Where does the economy go from here? This article covers four possible scenarios going forward.

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Who Are The Largest Foreign Holders of US Debt?

China, Japan and Brazil are currently three of the top 10 largest holders of US public debt. Which other countries made the top ten list? Exactly how much debt do China and Japan hold?

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The Best Balance Transfer Cards

Which credit card companies are currently offering 0% balance transfer offers? What is the catch with these offers? What specific cards should I think about applying for?

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CNBC Starting To Take A Harder Line on Guests?

Is CNBC attempting to re-invent itself as a hard-hitting news network? This would certainly seem to be the case as two CNBC hosts went after Rep. Rangel regarding questions of possible tax evasion in his past.

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The Guide To Instant Credit Card Approvals

There are a number of credit card companies that currently offer instant (within 60 seconds) approvals online. Which cards offer instant approvals? What is the trick to getting approved so quickly?

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Repeal The Pattern Daytrader Rule

Should the Pattern Daytrader Rule that was insitituted in 2001 by the NASD and NYSE to protect investors be repealed? Is it really helping to protect investors?

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Is the Nasdaq THAT Hard Up For Money?

Nasdaq.com, a website run by one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, is absolutely riddled with questionable advertisements. Is the Nasdaq exchange that hard up for money?

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The Top Ten Worst Moments of Jim Cramer's Career

Jim Cramer has been a lightning rod of controversy for years now. I have compiled a list of some of the biggest news stories involving Jim Cramer from the past ten years.

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95% of Banks Didn't Pay FDIC Premiums Between 1996 and 2006

Banks have been complaining about the proposed increases in FDIC premiums over the past few weeks, but did you know that most banks weren't paying their FDIC premiums between 1996 and 2006?

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Jon Stewart vs Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart has recently gotten into a war of words through the media, with Stewart blasting Cramer's Bear Stearns comments and Cramer defending himself.

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Vancouver Home Insurance Quotes - Finding the Best Rates

Securing a homeowner's insurance policy in Vancouver isn't nearly as complicated as some people make it out to be. Here are some tips that will help you to streamline the process and make it as headache-free as possible.

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Watch Your Credit Card Interest Rates

Many credit card companies are increasing interest rates on even their best customers, citing a poor economy and higher rate of defaults as the reasons. Have your rates increased recently?

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Vancouver Insurance Brokers: Where Should You Go?

There are literally hundreds of insurance brokers in the province of British Columbia - how do you find the best broker? What should you look for in an insurance broker?

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Canada: "The World's Best Financial System"

World economic organizations and global leaders have been unanimous in their praise of the Canadian banking system, which has held up remarkably well during this global downturn. What are the reasons behind Canada's stable banking system?

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Capital Assistance Program (CAP) Details Unveiled By Treasury Department

The Treasury Department announced details of their new Capital Assistance Program (CAP) on Wednesday. Banks will be subjected to stress tests and given six months to raise private capital under the plan. Failing this, they would be forced to accept money

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Three Companies That Are Actually Trading At 52 Week Highs

Believe it or not, there are actually companies out there (multi-billion dollar companies) that are doing well and prospering in this current economic climate. Who are they? And what are they doing right?

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Berkshire Hathaway Down 47.6% In The Past Five Months

Berkshire Hathaway, which looked like it might be able to get through the recession with minimal damage, has plummeted nearly 50% in the past five months.

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The Newspaper Industry Is Under Siege - Can It Recover?

The newspaper industry has been issued a vicious beating over the past few years, as advertising revenues have declined as well as daily readers. Can the industry possibly recover?

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Prepaid Credit Cards - What Are The Advantages, And Where Can I Apply?

What are the benefits of prepaid credit cards? Who is eligible for a card? How does a person go about applying for a prepaid credit card, and how long does the application process normally take?

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0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers - Do They Exist?

Some credit card companies are offering new customers the option of transferring their current credit card balances and paying 0% interest for up to 12 months - are these offers legit? What's the catch?

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The HSBC Credit Card Application Process

Are you in the market for a new credit card? HSBC, one of the biggest banking companies in the world, is currently offering new customers a wide array of credit card products. Find out how to apply here.

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The American Express Centurion Card (AKA The Amex Black Card)

Nothing screams wealth and money more than an American Express black card. How does a person qualify for an American Express black card? Is it just reserved for the rich and famous, or can anyone apply for the card?

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The Visa Black Card

Visa recently entered the luxury credit card market by releasing their own Black Card. The fee? Just $495 a year - a drop in the bucket compared to the $2500 that the American Express Centurion charges.

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How To Actually Make Money From A Blog

How can a person make money from a blog? Are all of these expensive teaching packages worth it, or is there a cheaper alternative?

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US Tax Evaders In a Bind Due To UBS Decision

Many US tax evaders are not sleeping easy tonight after UBS has agreed to close 19,000 accounts that belong to its rich US clients. This will leave many of these account holders with a very tough decision.

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It's OK To Fire Your Stock Broker

Are you unhappy with the performance of your portfolio over the past year or two? If you aren't happy with your performance, then maybe it's time to fire your stock broker.

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Tunisia Was The Best Performing Stock Market in 2008

Major market indexes took a predictable hit in 2008. Tunisia was the best performing stock market of 2008, turning in a gain of 10% - every other index in the world was red in 2008.

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You Don't Need a Stock Guru

Are stock gurus necessary in order to succeed in the stock market? What tools does a person need to become successful on their own?

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Holiday Retail Sales Numbers Are Horribly, Unbelievably Bad

Holiday retail sales will be extremely weak this year due to the poor economy and horrible weather, according to a report from SpendingPulse.

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Why Would Someone Buy a T-Bill With a Zero Percent Yield?

The United Government sold $30 billion dollars worth of T-bills earlier this week at an annualized yield of 0.00%. Why would an investor buy something that was guaranteed to have no return?

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The Recession Explained: What Is a Recession?

What is a recession? What is the actual definition of a recession? Are we currently in a recession right now?

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What is a TFSA (Tax Free Savings Account) and What Are the Benefits?

On January 1st, 2009, the TFSA (Tax-Free Savings Account) will be made available to all Canadians over the age of 18. The TFSA will allow for capital and investment income gains to grow tax-free.

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What Is the Definition of a Short Squeeze?

What is a short squeeze? What conditions are optimal for a short squeeze? What exactly happened with Volkswagen's shares recently?

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Looking For a Safe Place to Park Your Money? Try a 24 Month Online CD at WaMu at 4.00% APY

Washington Mutual, which recently had its assets purchased by JP Morgan, is offering customers a 4.0% APY 24 Month Certificate of Deposit

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What Now for the Financial Markets?

After a very up-and-down week for the stock markets, investors are nervously looking forward to next week. Will the markets continue to tank or begin to rebound?

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United States National Debt Tops Ten Trillion Dollars for the First Time

Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes over $30,000 for their share of the US National Debt.

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Home Equity Withdrawals Drop to $24 Billion From $700 Billion Dollars in 2005

Many Americans tapped the equity in their homes from 2001-2006 as the real estate market surged, and are now paying the price.

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Proposed Federal Bailout Numbers: Nearly $2 Trillion Dollars and Counting

The Great Bailout of 2008 May End Up Costing the Taxpayer Over Two Trillion Dollars

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Entreprise Value - What is It?

A number that you may have come across during your investment research is "Enterprise Value". "Enter...

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Nasdaq Delistings Way Up in 2008

The major stock exchanges (such as the Nasdaq and NYSE) are encountering weakness from all sides in ...

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Hedge Fund Fees: A Primer

Most hedge funds usually have the same type of fee structure. First you have the "management fee", a...

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14% of Americans Believe That the Country is Moving in the Right Direction

According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, only 14% of Americans survey...

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A Brutal Cardio Routine For You

If you really want to torture yourself at the gym one day, try out this cardio routine. If you can c...

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How The Internet Bubble Was Similar to the Housing Bubble

There are actually quite a few similarities between the Internet bubble (last hal...

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Knowing the Difference Between a 10-K, 10-Q and an 8-K

If you want to become a serious investor, then you need to start reading SEC fili...

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Bottom in the California Real Estate Market?

To say that the real estate market in many parts of California has taken a beatin...

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Don't Get Married to a Stock

The most valuable piece of advice that I ever received when it came to trading wa...

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A Bottom in the Housing Market? 10 Signs That Will Help You Identify a Bottom

Trying to time the bottom in the housing market can be risky business. You may be...

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Some Older Google Penalties Expiring?

I've noticed this weekend that a number of our LONG penalized sites have suddenly...

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The Ten Worst (Projected) Real Estate Markets in the United States

There is no such thing as a general "real estate market" - rather, there are hund...

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What is the "Problem Bank List", and Is My Bank On It?

The FDIC (or The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) reported that 90 banks, o...

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Short-Selling is Not the Problem

Short-selling has been in the news quite a bit over the past week. Just now, as I am viewing my Goog...

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Blog About Topics That You Are Passionate and Knowledgeable About

One of the biggest mistakes that I see people make is that they choose blogging topics based on how ...

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What Exactly is a "Bear Market"?

If you have been watching the news over the past few weeks, then you have likely heard that the stoc...

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The Logistics Behind an Email "Pump and Dump"

If you have an email address, then there is a good chance that you've received at least one email re...

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Adsense Arbitrage - What is It, and Why Doesn't Google Like It?

First off, what is "arbitrage"?

According to Wikipedia, arbitrage is "the practice of tak...

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Google Cracking Down on Non-Compliant Adsense Sites?

Jennifer Slegg at Jensense.com commented in a June 24th post ...

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Seven Habits of Highly Successful Bloggers

The world of "blogging" has always been fascinating to me.

People tucked away in all cor...

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ScribeFire is Awesome

Normally we don't do product reviews or product endorsements on this blog, but what the hell, this p...

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Tips For Hiring Translators Online

Hiring translators online can be a much more complex (and dangerous) task then you might think. Ther...

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What is a "PEG Ratio"?

If you have been using a site such as Yahoo! Finance or Google Finance to check up on your favorite ...

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What is a "Dutch Auction" IPO?

If you are involved in the stock market (and most importantly, initial public offerings), then you m...

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Traffic Before Monetization, Not the Other Way Around


I see this happen all the time in the "blogosphere". People launch their own "Make...

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Arjun Murti - The Man Behind the "Super Spike"

Arjun N. Murti has made a number of headlines over the past few years after making a couple of bold ...

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Champion Air Goes Out of Business Just In Time for the NBA Finals

Big deal right? Yet another airline goes under.

If you are a sport...

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How Long Will It Take the Real Estate Market in the United States to Recover? Some Perspective from the Past 30 Years

Over the past thirty years, the overall real estate market in the United States has fluctuated wildl...

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Did A Stock That You Own Get Halted? What Happens Now?

There is nothing scarier than waking up in the morning and hearing that a major stock in your portfo...

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Vallejo (A City) Is Planning on Filing for Bankruptcy

Vallejo is not a person. Vallejo is not a publicly traded company. Vallejo is a city located in the ...

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National Association of Realtors: "Home Sales Should Start Improving by the Summer"

The National Association of Realtors put out a press release today titled "Soft Existing-Home Sales ...

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Six Things that Most Wealthy People Understand That you Should Too

Some people think that the only way to become "wealthy" is to inherit millions of dollars from your ...

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Five Signs That We May Be Near a Bottom in the US Housing Market

You may watch television or read your newspaper on a daily basis and come to the conclusion that the...

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So You Want to be a Contrarian Investor?

You've probably heard it many times before.

"The real money is made...

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Be Wary Of Companies Who Launch Anti Short-Selling Campaigns

From time to time you will find companies who will issue press releases, imploring their shareholder...

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Steps That You Can Take To Avoid a Foreclosure on Your Home

Foreclosures are a growing problem in the United States and other parts of the world.

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What is a "Margin Call"?

First off to receive a margin call, you must have a margin account.

A margin account,...

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What is a "Bear Raid"?

If you have been watching the financial news as of late (which is likely considering the recent fall...

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The Greater Fool Theory

The "Greater Fool Theory" can be applied to any form of investing, whether it be investing in the re...

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United States No Longer the Biggest Economy in the World

So after a week that saw the Fed rush to inject cash into the system, several high profile hedge fun...

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Why Doesn't Berkshire Hathaway Split Its Stock?

This is quite a common question. With Berkshire Hathaway's "A" stock currently trading at $129,360 (...

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What is a Reverse Stock Split? And Why Is It Usually a Bad Thing For the Stock?

If you are currently holding shares of a company and they have just recently announced plans to inst...

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The Top Seven Reasons Why 90% of Daytraders Fail

First off, I have no idea whether or not the "90% of daytraders don't make it" is even true or valid...

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Why is it So Hard for Me to Get Shares of an IPO?

Let's say that there is a hot Initial Public Offering hitting the market soon. You know that the off...

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JP Morgan Tops List of Biggest US Hedge Fund Managers in 2007

Credit crunch? What credit crunch?

Even though three of the top ten largest hedge fun...

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Calculating EPS (Earnings Per Share) and P/E Ratios (Price to Earnings) and Why They are Important

If you are new to the stock market, you may have come across a couple of unfamiliar terms when you w...

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New Version of Yahoo Buzz to Compete with Digg?

According to Techcrunch, Yahoo will be launching their Yahoo Buzz service sometime on Monday. Techcr...

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Linking Out to Other Sites is Not Only Good Karma - It's Smart Business

I can understand the mindset that some people might have.

"I am never going to link o...

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Getting Started With Your First Web Site - What You'll Need

So you have decided to take the plunge and start your very first web site. You have the basic theme ...

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What Exactly is a "Poison Pill" and How Does it Apply to the Stock Market?

You may have been watching CNBC one day and heard the term "poison pill" being discussed. You have p...

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Tips on How to Create Interesting Content for Your Readers

When it comes to building a website on the cheap, content is king. Quality content is the great equa...

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Don't Ever Sell Your Content If You Can Help It

Let's say that you are a fairly good writer.

You have been writing for years, and a f...

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HotorNot.com Sells for $20 Million to Avid Life Media

The recent sale of Hotornot.com to a Canadian investor group called "Avid Life Media" recently just ...

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When Creating a Personal Blog, a Little Originality Goes a Long Ways

I had finished my work early last night and was surfing around, looking for nothing in particular, w...

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Why Do Companies Announce Stock Splits or Reverse Stock Splits?

Let's cover the topic of regular "stock splits" first.

Why would a company want to sp...

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Cruises.co.uk Sells To Cruise.co.uk In Largest .co.uk Domain Sale Ever

Dnjournal is reporting that Cruise.co.uk, based out of the UK, has purchased Cruises.co.uk in the si...

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What is a Stock's "Float" And Why is it Important?

What exactly does it mean when people refer to a company's "float", and why might the size of a comp...

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What is an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and How Do I Buy Into One?

First off, what exactly is an IPO? An IPO is an "Initial Public Offering" in which a company will se...

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Stock Dividends - How Exactly Do They Work? Ex-Dividend Dates, Dividend Yields and More Explained

Before we get into the explanation of how dividends work, we need to understand exactly what they ar...

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Will a Three Percent Fed Funds Rate Help to Revive the Housing Market in the United States?

With the housing market plummeting and many Americans watching their net worths evaporating before t...

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What is a "Whisper Number" And Why is it Important?

You may have heard this term being used on television or on an online financial news site and wonder...

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Buying Small-Cap Growth Stocks: Your Six Point Checklist

Including some small capitalization, more speculative growth stocks in your portfolio should always ...

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More Stock Market Terms Explained: Limit Orders, Market Orders and Stop Losses

If you are fairly new to trading, then you may be a little uncertain as to what these three terms me...

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Buying Penny Stocks: The "Dos" and "Don'ts" of Penny Stock Speculation

So you are interested in speculating in the world of penny stocks? It's dangerous territory out ther...

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Panicking During A Market Meltdown Probably Means That Your Portfolio Diversification Strategy is Out of Whack

I don't care how old you are. I don't care if you are 20 years old or 55 years old.

I...

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Options Beginners Lesson: Strike Prices, Time Decay and Premiums

If you are new to the world of trading options, then you are likely somewhat confused by some of the...

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"Domain Tasting" and "Domain Kiting" - What Are They Exactly?

"Domain tasting" and "domain kiting". Two practices that are very well-known to most domain name pur...

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2007 Worst Year for US Housing Market Since Great Depression

On Thursday there were a couple of datapoints that were released that spelled out exactly how bad th...

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Front-End Load, Back-End Load, "Level Load" And No-Load - Breaking Down Mutual Fund Fees

If you are planning on buying a mutual fund, your head may be spinning after reading the fund's pros...

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Averaging Down or "Doubling Down" Can Be Financial Suicide If You Don't Have a Plan in Place

If you invest in the stock market, then I am sure that you have faced this situation:

...

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How to Become a Daytrader | Becoming a Daytrader

Before I get into this article, let me dispel a couple of myths associated with daytrading.
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Lower Valuations + Weak American Dollar + Desperation = Foreign Buying Bonanza of American Companies

I remember back to the late 1990's when the US dollar was a pillar of strength. I remember hearing a...

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High Negative Investor Sentiment Usually Signals That the Time to Buy Stocks Is Near

This is one of the ideas that many investors can simply not wrap their heads around, but is a very i...

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Ten of the Top Performing Hedge Funds of 2007

In 2007, news of poorly performing hedge funds seemed to dominate the financial headlines. There was...

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Using Arbitrage To Make Money in the Stock Market is Not As Easy as It Sounds

On the surface, "merger arbitrage" or "risk arbitrage" would seem like easy money. One company has a...

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Is the Credit Card Industry Next to Feel the Pinch?

A few years ago, there were plenty of easy ways to raise money to support your lifestyle, especially...

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Daytrading (Daytrader) Stock Chatrooms - How To Find the Best Rooms and Avoid the Worst

Daytrading chat rooms run the full spectrum from either really, really bad to really insightful and ...

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Where is the Real Estate Market Going in the United States?

There is a rule of thumb that is used in the stock market that can easily be applied to the real est...

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The Worst Trade of My Life

Every trader has a trade that sticks with them for a very long time. A trade that they will always r...

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How To Successfully Stay Up All Night (aka "Pulling An All-Nighter")

I speak on this issue as a certified expert on the matter. I have stayed up all-night more times tha...

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The Effects of a Falling US Dollar on the Economy of the United States

Many people tend to shrug off news reports that talk about the plunging US dollar. "A rising or fall...

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"Detox" - Detoxifying Your Body

Earlier this year, I went through my first official "detoxification."

After years and...

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What Is a "Dead Cat Bounce?"

If you follow the stock market, then you have probably heard the term "Dead Cat Bounce" at one time ...

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UFC / MMA Are a Huge Business and You Need to Get Involved

Mixed Martial Arts fighting, especially the UFC, is a very big but still rapidly expanding business ...

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Naked Short Selling: What Is It Exactly?

Naked short selling is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts in the stock market. You ask ...

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Who Are the Best Investor and Best Trader of all Time?

When it comes to the stock market, there are two people that I admire more than anyone else. Sure, t...

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Why Short-Selling Is Necessary in the Stock Market

Many people slam short-sellers.

"They are wrongly profiting at the expense of hard-wo...

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What is Meant by "Short Interest" and "Short Ratio"?

In the last article we touched a bit on short-selling. Basically, short-selling is when you bet that...

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Bids, Asks and Spreads - A Primer on Stock Trading

I get asked the same questions all the time. What is a bid? What is an ask? Why are there two differ...

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The Top Ten Fastest Ways to Lose Money in the Stock Market

10. Trading options or forex if you don't know what you are doing. Forget the get-r...

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The Top Ten Most Outrageous Stock Market Scams of all Time

Scams occur in the stock market every day. Stock market scandals are woven into the fabric of our cu...

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Digg.com On the Block for $300 Million?

have released their 20...

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Does Privacy Matter to You When You Are Using a Search Engine?

Ask.com is announcing the release of a new product on Tuesday that will be called "AskEraser."
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A Low Share Price Doesn't Necessarily Make a Stock "Cheap"

Here is one of the biggest problems that novice (and even some advanced) investors in the stock mark...

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The Five Stages in the Life of a Successful Young Webmaster

Most people that I know who are fairly young and have had at least a moderate amount of success owni...

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Legitimate Reader Interest Is Your Most Valuable Capital When Running a Blog - Don't Squander It

Let's say that you are running a blog, and over the last number of months, you have built up a fairl...

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Don't Be Afraid to Experiment With Affiliate Sales and Direct Ad Sales

Google Adsense is a wonderful tool, but there is more to life than just Adsense and many people find...

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AGLOCO Bites the Dust?

From the looks of it, AGLOCO seems to have gone out of business.

Their web site has b...

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Be a Contrarian, Not a Sheep

One of the biggest tips that I could ever give to anyone that is learning how to trade and/or invest...

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How the Market Tends to Perform After Interest Rate Cuts

Everyone is always curious as to how the stock market tends to perform after there have been sizable...

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Five Tips For Surviving Your First Front-Page Digg

The goal of many webmasters and website owners is to be on the front page of Digg.com.

...

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Countrywide Financial Currently Has Over 14,000 Homes Offered for Sale on their Website

Not to be a harbinger of doom here, but this is a number that clearly illustrates: a) the overall pr...

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Paid The Cost to be the Boss

Most people out there who are involved in affiliate marketing know what I am talking about.
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Kenneth Heebner Cashes In Big on Countrywide, Sears Short Sales

For every person that is losing money in equities such as Countrywide and Sears, there is someone on...

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How to Deal With Shady Affiliate Programs

If you have been in the affiliate marketing business for any period of time, then there is a good ch...

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Almost 64% of Facebook is Female

I came across some Facebook users stats today on Techcrunch that quite surprised me to be honest. As...

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October Search Engine Market Share: Google Continues to Dominate

It's Google's world, and we are all just living in it.

Google continues to dominate t...

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Be Your Own Guru

"Gurus" are a dime a dozen when it comes to making money on the Internet.

Everyone ha...

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Why Is it That Stocks Sometimes Go Up on Bad News?

It's an interesting phenomenon.

A stock will come out with worse than expected earnin...

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College? Who Needs College?

One of the biggest myths perpetuated on the general public is that you somehow need a degree from co...

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Google Is Worth Every Cent of its $741.79 Share Price

$231.54 Billion dollars? $741.79 per share?

Most people look at those numbers and the...

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SEO? Just Build a Site that People Like

Many people when they are starting out a blog or web site are completely frozen by the "SEO" aspects...

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The Way That Some People Are Spinning This Google Pagerank Situation is Ridiculous

It's pretty funny to me how people in the blogosphere are spinning their Pagerank situation with Goo...

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Radiohead Has Single-Handedly Changed the Music Business Model

When Radiohead announced that they were going to be offering their new album online in exchange for ...

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The Digg Effect

Well after being in this Internet game for years, my partner and I had our first full-fledged Digg.c...

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Stop Chasing Links, Start Adding Value

The amount of link requests that we get each day for sites across our network is mind-boggling.

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Credibility Is The Most Valuable Currency Online

It can be tempting sometimes.

The easiest way to get traffic to your web site is to m...

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Yahoo Search Marketing Finally Announces Site Exclusions

I never thought that there would be a day when I actually thought that I would use Yahoo Search Mark...

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Guest Blogging - A Great Way to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

One of the best ways to get your blog noticed in its early days is to volunteer your services to wri...

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Without Traffic, There is No Money

Whenever you start up a blog or similar site, you need to ask yourself one very important question:<...

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The Proper Way to Write Online Content

Your biggest asset for your blog will be the users that return on a daily basis.

To e...

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How to Pick Your Online Business Niche

The most common question that I get is:

Which online business niche should I target?<...

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The US Dollar vs. The Canadian Dollar: A Tear Falls from my Eye

As someone who lives in Canada but makes most of his money in American dollars, the frantic rise of ...

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How to Effectively Use Google's Content Network to Your Advantage

When we first started out doing PPC, everyone that I talked to said: don't use the content network w...

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Split-Testing is a Valuable Tool When It Comes to Enhancing the Profitability of Your PPC Campaigns

What exactly is split testing?

Split testing is when you test more than one ad for a ...

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Early Iphone Owners Are Pissed Off at Apple

People who bought the Iphone when it first came out are livid with Apple.

Steve Jobs,...

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Breaking Down the Payout Structures of Most Hedge Funds

If you were ever wondering how hedge funds make money, then this article is for you.

...

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Blogging Tip: Write About Something that Actually Interests You

Nothing derails a blog faster than trying to write about something that you have absolutely no inter...

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Why Can't I Invest in Hedge Funds?

For years, the SEC has had a rule in place blocking the "Average Joe" from investing in a hedge f...

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Tips to Staying Productive: Check Your Email and Stats Just Twice Per Day

One of the biggest pitfalls of running a blog is that it is so easy to fall into the trap of chec...

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Consistency is the Key - Blogging Your Way to a Small Fortune

There is no real secret to developing a large readership for your blog.

Imagine a popular...

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Davemanuel.com Blogging Stats for August 2007

Month #2 for Davemanuel.com is now in the books. We are looking forward to the fall and winter, whic...

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Should the US Government Bail out Homeowners?

The answer to this question is a bit more complicated than you might think.

I bet tha...

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The Curious Story of the Most Expensive Art Purchase in History that Never Happened - "Le Reve"

Steven Cohen is a very successful hedge fund trader. His knowledge of the stock markets have grossed...

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Want to Buy a Piece of Steven Cohen's SAC Capital? Here's Your Chance

When you talk about successful traders, and I mean, really successful traders, Stev...

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What To Look For When Selecting a Stock Market Newsletter to Subscribe To

Who better to write this article than someone who operated a stock market newsletter for almost four...

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Stock Options Lesson: The Straddle

About a month ago, we detailed an options strategy called the "strangle." Today, we are going to exp...

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Secured Loans as a Means of Consolidating Credit Card Debt - It Does Make Sense

You may recoil at the thought of taking out a second mortgage on your home. The simple fact of the m...

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Liar Loans, Teaser Loans and Stretch Loans: What Exactly Are They?

Liar loans. Teaser loans. Stretch loans. With all of the recent turmoil in the mortgage markets in t...

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The Iraq Stock Exchange: Slowly Coming to Life

Considering the problems that Iraq currently has (terrorism, civil unrest, destroyed infrastructure,...

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Twenty Things That I Have Learned During My Time as a Stock Trader

Here is my list:

1. If you are wrong about a stock, you need to get out, no matter ho...

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Research Home Equity Loan Companies Carefully Before Taking out a Loan

If you have bought a home in the United States (or pretty much anywhere for that matter) over the pa...

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Hitting a Brick Wall: What to Do When Your Trades Stop Working

Everyone has gone through it before. No matter how good of a trader you are, you have without a doub...

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Window Dressing: What Exactly Does It Mean?

You have probably heard the term at one time or another when you have been watching CNBC or reading ...

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What Happens If a Stock That I am Short Goes Bankrupt?

This is a common question that I often here from people that short-sell. What happens if a stock tha...

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What is the Pattern Daytrader Rule?

When the Internet bubble popped in mid 2000, the NYSE and NASD moved quickly to introduce something ...

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What's the Point of This Blog?

Along with my partner, I own and run about 20-25 web sites. Some of the web sites are very active an...

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Real-Time News Services: Do They Matter to a Serious Trader?

There are two sets of traders out there it seems.

The first set of traders don't worr...

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Another Stock Market Trading Tactic for You All To Know About

About a month ago, I outlined one of the strategies that I use to trade on the stock market; trading...

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Bloggers Need to Understand SEC Disclosure Rules

Blogs are an amazing tool for amassing personal wealth if you have a substantial amount of traffic. ...

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SEO Marketing vs. PPC Marketing: Which one is Better?

Both types of marketing have their distinct advantages and distinct disadvantages. Both are well wor...

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Stop Losses and Profit Stops - Two Extremely Powerful Weapons in Any Traders Arsenal

What is a stop loss? What is a profit stop?

Let's say that you buy 1000 shares of MSF...

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Why Do Stocks Get Halted?

It is probably one of the worst feelings in the world. You own 1000 shares of a stock, and you hear ...

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Starting up a Hedge Fund: What are the Costs Involved?

To be sure, running a hedge fund sure sounds like an appealing job. The money, the power, the presti...

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How to Sell Your Web Site: Some Practical Tips

So let's say that you have a fairly successful web site that spins off a decent amount of revenues e...

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Paralysis By Analysis: Sometimes You Have to Just Do It

There are plenty of people interested in making money on the Internet. In their minds, it's an easy,...

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The Pros and Cons of Running a Business Online

I have been making my living from the Internet since November 23rd, 1998. That is the very day that ...

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Ten Things That You Need to Know About the Stock Market

You thinking of investing some of your hard earned money into the stock market? There are some thing...

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The Best Real Estate Investment: Domain Names

You may be reading this and saying to yourself, this guy is crazy. I need a piece of land and a hous...

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Purchasing a Domain Name Privately? Five Things You Need to Know First

Domain names are like real estate on speed. The rate of returns on really good domain names are unbe...

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Commission Junction is Incredibly Frustrating to Work With

We signed up to Commission Junction about a week ago, looking to do some PPC marketing for a few spe...

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Direct Access Trading: What You Need in a Broker

When it comes to direct access trading solutions, there is plenty of competition out there. Differen...

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Trading Forex: It Can Be Lucrative, But Understand The Risks

Forex trading can be a pretty lucrative business.

You have probably heard about some ...

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Stock Market Gurus: Are They Necessary For You to Become a Better Trader?

Here's a little secret. I used to be a "stock market guru." From the end of 1998 until the end of 20...

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Level II (2) Quotes: Are they Necessary for You?

Level II quotes are a big selling point for most online stock brokerages out there. You will find th...

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Stock Options Lesson: The Strangle

The strangle is probably one of my favorite options plays. I enjoy this play because if I am unsure ...

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Parasitic Blogging: What Do You Think of It?

Now before I start this entry, I just wanted to say that I'm not picking on any one person in partic...

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Forget Optimizing Your Homepage; The Real Money is in your Subpages

Sometimes I really can't believe how much people agonize over optimizing their home page just the ri...

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How to Choose the Right Online Stock Trading Broker for You

I've been trading stocks online since 1998. I've been through a bunch of online stock brokers.
...

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The Proper Way to Approach Someone for a Link Exchange



Now, I'm not a big proponent of doing link swaps. I prefer just to cre...

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Trading Secondary Stock Offerings for Profit

Becoming a successful trader is all about finding edges. Once you find an edge, you need to exploit ...

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How to Write a Great Eulogy, Even if you are Pressed for Time

Has someone close to you passed on, and you have been asked to read the eulogy. Are you pressed for ...

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How John Chow Overoptimized Himself Right out of Google



I am sure that you have all heard of John Chow.

He runs...

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The Best Linking Strategy For Your Blog



Linking strategies are like opinions. Everyone who runs a blog has o...

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Beware of Web Sites with Fake Pagerank



If you are in the market to purchase a domain name or website, then yo...

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Five Tips for Generating Unique Content for your Blog



Writing content for your blog can be tough. Usually you'll have a good...

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Adsense Tips: Blending Your Ads



One of the biggest mistakes that I see some websites make is that they...

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Too Many Paid Reviews can Ruin a Blog



When you run a blog and start monetizing it, there is a fine line betw...

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The Text Link Ads Experiment is Over

Just about a week after we put Text Link Ads up on some of our major sites, we took them down. While...

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My Experiences with Adbrite

Adbrite. According to their website, they serve over 614 million impressions per day across almost 3...

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10 Business Lessons that You Can Learn from a Hooker

Prostitution. The world's oldest profession. You may not think that you could learn anything about b...

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Short-Selling Should be a Major Part of Your Market Strategy

Alright, since this site is all about making money online, I'd be remiss if I didn't talk about onli...

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Blogging as a Job? Be Prepared to Put in the Time

One of the questions that is most often asked of me is: can I make a living online? Can I make a car...

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Why Web Sites Are Oftentimes Incredibly Undervalued And What We Plan on Doing About It

These days, there are literally hundreds of ways to make money with a web site. More and more compan...

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John Chow Gets Nailed by Auctionads

John Chow is obviously a smart guy. He runs The Tech Zone, which is a popular technology website ...

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The Top Ten Hardest to Fill Jobs in the US

Did you ever wonder what the top ten hardest jobs to fill are in the US?

1. Sales represen...

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Not Impressed with Yahoo Free Search

Is there a worse search engine out there than Yahoo?

Can a search engine that actually man...

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SEO vs. PPC - Sure, SEO Is Free, but PPC Is Scalable

I often here people debating this subject: should I focus on SEO or PPC?

Well, I would say...

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300 Will Continue to Change the Way that Movies Are Marketed

300 basically came out of nowhere and rocked the movie theaters last weekend for a total North Am...

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Is There Such a Thing as an Overly Commercialized Blog?

I make no bones about it. I visit a number of different blogs on a daily basis. These blogs all h...

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Shoemoney Gets Banned from MyBlogLog

I've been following MyBlogLog for a while now. As soon as they were bought by Yahoo for $10 milli...

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My Letter to Overture UK

Hi there,

I realize that there is an ongoing investigation in regards to "partner site" traff...

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Some Adsense Placement Tips For All You Aspiring Content Publishers Out There

After testing, re-testing, and double re-testing, I have figured out the best way to incorporate ...

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The Adsense Experiment: Making a Hundred Dollars Per Day with Adsense

Making money with Adsense is hard work. It involves creating a great deal of unique content,
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Running a Newsletter: Seven Things You Can Do to Increase Your Audience

From November of 1998 until the end of 2001, I ran a pretty popular online stock market newslette...

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Beginner's Guide to Jogging: How to Get Started and How to Avoid Injury

So you have decided that you want to start jogging. This is great, as jogging has many, many benefit...

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Five Things that You Can Do to Get More Productive Right Now

You ever have one of those days where you seem to get so much stuff done, that you wonder where y...

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The US Government Deals Yet Another Blow to the Online Gambling Industry; Neteller Blows Up

Well, Neteller didn't actually blow up. But if you were using your Neteller account to fund your ...

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Overture - Massive Click Fraud?

Let me give you some background. My partner and I have been advertising with Overture UK for a long ...

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