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gas tax

Gas prices are down, so are gas taxes about...

Dec 08, 2014No Comments2068 Views

Do low gas prices mean higher gas taxes are on the way? Budgeting for 2015 just got a bit more complicated, if some politicians have their way.

credit cards

On 56th anniversary of credit cards, Fed sa...

Oct 01, 20142 Comments1067 Views

(Economy) Consumer debt hits an all-time high as we celebrate nearly six decades of charge cards, but one generation is refusing to fuel the post-recession run up on charge cards.

millennial

Shocking survey shows 63% of Millennials do...

Sep 14, 20141 Comment4739 Views

(Economic News) For a generation that grew up with credit cards and debit cards, consumers born after 1980 seem to be rejecting them.

unemployment

Real unemployment at 12%, lowest jobs gains...

Sep 05, 2014No Comments4246 Views

(Economic News) With unemployment continuing to struggle, some question the economic recovery while others remain hopeful.

inflation

Three studies allege inflation is on the wa...

Jul 10, 2014No Comments1530 Views

Three studies suggest that as our economy begins to recover, inflation may not be far behind.

GDP empty wallet

GDP falls 2.9%, some panic about another re...

Jun 25, 201411 Comments6472 Views

(Economic News) With new economic data out today, some are bracing for another recession, while others are saying the data should be taken with a grain of salt.

transwestern briefing

Jobs, housing numbers raise fears that the ...

Apr 16, 20144 Comments1922 Views

(Economic News) There are mixed reports on the health of the economy, but a new Transwestern briefing pulls together some of the pieces into a broader look at the national economy.

holiday shopping

Holiday shoppers moving online: blame prici...

Nov 12, 2013No Comments3321 Views

Holiday shoppers are spending less and shopping line, but not just because they have the technology to do so...

canadian flag

Why Canada’s housing market didn̵...

Oct 10, 20132 Comments3823 Views

Given the similarities in our systems, what were the differences between Canada and America that allowed one to crash and one to remain stable?

janet yellen

Why Janet Yellen will make an excellent Fed...

Oct 08, 2013No Comments3389 Views

Janet Yellen is one of the most experienced economists in our nation and has held many unpopular positions, ranging from speaking out against Wall Street sins to calling the housing bubble as early as 2005.

salaries

10 jobs with biggest salary gains expected ...

Oct 04, 2013No Comments4670 Views

According to a new study, there are ten key jobs that will see substantial pay bumps in the coming year, and they're all in the exact same field. Can you guess which sector?

bitcoin

Bitcoin installing ATMs in five Canadian ci...

Sep 16, 20132 Comments2922 Views

Bitcoin has been widely contentious, yet still widely adopted, now going from virtual to tangible on the streets, a major move for the digital currency.