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Financing the Recovery: the State of Europe’s Financial Sector

Tweet In principle, credit cycles are strongly correlated with economic cycles. On the one hand, access to external finance enables companies to pursue investment projects. Through the well-known financial accelerator


How to Regain Control of the U.S. Oil Market

Tweet To put it in English, to have a succeeding market you need somehow control the market. However right now our nation has done quite the opposite. For instance the


The Pros and Cons of Adapting a Universal Currency

Tweet But is it really possible to have a universal currency? Well, technically speaking, it is possible. However, one must weigh its pros and cons to know whether it would


Traveling Tips for Smokers

Tweet If you’re among the one in five Americans who still smokes or otherwise consumes nicotine, then traveling can be a rough and stressful experience in many situations. From airlines


How Low will Gasoline Prices Go?

Tweet The gasoline prices across the nation have been dropping for some time now. The real question is how low can these gasoline prices actually drop. How low can gasoline


How Can Colleges Better Manage Grants And Scholarships?

Tweet Community investment in higher education has never been more important. Our ability to compete as a nation is dependent on the abilities of our most highly educated students. It


Are State Governments Doing A Good Job of Keeping the Minimum Wage Successful?

Tweet There is a standard federal minimum wage required across the nation; however, each state individually may adopt their own rate, as long as it does not fall below that

Commentary Money News

Rising Unemployment Demonstrates Shallowness of America’s Recovery

Tweet Weak economy continues to plod along. The United States is supposed to be in the midst of an economic recovery, admittedly a very tepid one. However, for June 2011


Republican Landslide: Now What?

Tweet The Republican Party is being swept back into power in the U.S. House of Representatives and has chipped away at Democrat dominance in the U.S. Senate. President Obama, who


Jobless Recovery & Other Illusions

Tweet Economic funk continues The economic numbers continue to pour in with very few people believing that they offer a promise of a sustained recovery. That’s bad news for America,

Autos Express Commentary Money News

Misleading GM Ad Spurs Controversy

Tweet General Motors is making a big deal about its recent repayment of loans to the American and Canadian governments, claiming that the money the automaker borrowed in 2009 has


The ObamaCare Express Cools…For Now

Tweet The pitched battle over health care has ended due to Congress working over the weekend to vote for the passage of what on the surface appears to be a