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Business Startups Surging, Probably Not Why You Think
Americans are starting new businesses because they are out of a job and have no other choice but to generate an income that can support their families.
US Budget Deficit Hits $1 Trillion In Just 5 Months
The budget deficit for FY2019 was $1.1 trillion; then it exploded to a new record of $3.3 trillion in FY2020 according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Good News For Student Loans
A provision in the $1.9 trillion Biden package stipulated that going forward forgiven balances on student loans would not be treated as taxable income.
Stocks In Nosebleed Territory – Speculative Frenzy
There are numerous indicators professionals watch to gauge whether markets are approaching a major top or bottom. One of those indicators is how much new money is pouring into the market (or leaving it).
Green Energy Push Led To Massive Texas Blackouts
Over the last couple of decades, the state of Texas has spent tens of billions of dollars on wind turbines which often don’t work when millions of people desperately need electricity.
Latest Economic Reports Signal Strength… For Now
A look at a couple of economic reports over the last week that suggest the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession earlier this year continues to improve.
Record Gun Sales In 2020, Ammo Shortages Widespread
US gun sales hit a new record high in 2020 and based on January sales, gun purchases will easily eclipse that record in 2021. Nearly 23 million guns were legally sold in 2020, up a whopping 64% year over year.
IMF Hikes World Growth Forecast, Small Business Optimism Sinks
Any economic growth estimates you see right now and just ahead should be taken with a grain of salt.
Why A $15 Minimum Wage Is A Bad Idea
The minimum wage in America is currently $7.25 per hour. It has been at that level since 2009.
Will We See A Recession In First-Half 2021?
There is not a lot of economic news so far in the New Year, but what we have seen is not encouraging.
EC Stock Market Predicting Bullish Economy In 2021
The US stock market which suffered its worst one-month loss in history, down 34% in March, came roaring back in the months which followed, soaring to new all-time highs last summer.
Global Debt Soars To Record $277 Trillion
This year alone, as of the end of September, the world added $15 trillion to the debt pile, with government borrowing accounting for half of the increase.
Forecasters See Full Economic Recovery By End Of 2021
The US economy’s growth is slowing as 2020 comes to a close, but a growing number of economists expect it to recover to its pre-pandemic strength in the second half of next year.
Why Forgiving Student Loans Is A Bad Idea
Every dollar the federal government spends on forgiving the debt of a financially secure, affluent person is a dollar that cannot be dedicated to other important spending needs.
Joe Biden Set To Inherit A Dream Economy
The current economic cycle is in no way like the one President Obama inherited and may be poised for a rapid rebound in 2021 and beyond, assuming we get the much-heralded COVID vaccines just ahead.
82% Of Households To Pay More Tax Under Biden Plan
No one doubts that Joe Biden plans to raise taxes on households earning over $400,000. The question is how the Biden-Harris plan if he wins the election, would affect households making less than $400,000 a year.
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