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Is Universal Basic Income in Our Economic Future? 3

While scandals, leaks, and temperaments seem to be eating up the majority of the coverage, the state of the economy has still played a big role in the 2016 election cycle. Beyond the usual promises of job growth and better wages there has also been a growing call for what...

Median Household Income Back on the Rise in the US

It's been a long road to recovery for the U.S. economy following the banking crisis and recession of the past decade but there are some new reasons to be hopeful. Last year the median household income in the United States rose to $56,516. Not only does that represent a 5.2% lift...

Slowing Restaurant Sales Scaring Some Analysts

Are Americans cutting back on eating out? According to CNN Money they are as Yum! Brands, Starbucks, and McDonalds — which had been on a hot streak since introducing its breakfast all day menu — have also seen slumping sales as of late. While many reasons have been suggested as to...

Could Glass-Steagall Legislation Make a Comeback? 2

Back in 1933 a piece of legislation now commonly referred to as the Glass-Steagall Act (named as such for Senator Carter Glass and Congressman Henry B. Steagall) sought to limit the scope of what a single bank could do. Simply put, the bill restricted commercial banks from engaging in the investment...

Brexit Panic Ensues as Uncertainty Grows 10

If there's one thing the market hates it's uncertainty. So when the United Kingdom surprisingly voted to leave the European Union (the first time a country has chosen to do so) their currency fell off a cliff, their Prime Minster offered his resignation, and markets around the world descended into chaos....

Credit Card Debt Could Reach $1 Trillion This Year? 9

How much do Americans collectively owe in credit card debt? The way things are headed it could be as much as $1 trillion by the end of 2016 which would be a new record. It may seem strange that the amount of debt is actually growing while the economy is...

Tax Day 2016: Where Does Your Tax Dollar Go? 4

Today — April 18th — is Tax Day 2016 when millions of procrastinating Americans are sending off their 2015 tax returns to meet today's filing deadline. When preparing your return you often have to break down your earning and spending into categories and see where at least some of the money...

The Fight for $15: Who's Winning So Far? 14

Over the past several months fast food workers across the nation have made headlines by hosting nationwide walkouts and other demonstrations as part of what they call "The Fight for $15." Their demands for a "living wage" of $15 have been echoed by those in cities like Seattle, San Fransisco,...