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Xi Jinping Meets with US; Talk Economy & Security

Xi Jinping Meets with US; Talk Economy & Security

By Brian Powell July 10, 2014

When Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China, came into office a little over one year ago, he faced several monumental challenges as the …

LinkedIn Analyzes Global Economic Confidence LinkedIn Analyzes Global Economic Confidence

LinkedIn recently surveyed 14,000 senior business leaders in 16 countries to get an idea about the health of local and global economies. The company has put the highlights together in an easy-to-read infograhpic for your viewing pleasure. It’s not the …

Mortgage Rates Decline; Rises Loom in Future Mortgage Rates Decline; Rises Loom in Future

As the spring season rolls in and the winter doldrums roll out, people are finally exiting their homes and exploring the world once again. Luckily for those recovering from an intense winter hibernation, the economy shows positive signs for the …

U.S. Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs in February U.S. Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs in February

The American economy added 175,000 jobs in February which is higher than the goal of 149,000 set by Wall Street economists. However, the numbers on actually hiring were a little less impressive. With all the new jobs, the unemployment rate …

Janet Yellen Confirmed as Next Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed as Next Federal Reserve Chair

Yesterday, the Senate voted 56-26 to usher in Janet Yellen as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. Yellen’s acceptance came as no surprise, especially seeing as she was easily approved by the Senate Banking Committee in November. Yellen is …

Unemployment: A Long Term Problem; No End in Sight Unemployment: A Long Term Problem; No End in Sight

CNN Money reported recently about one woman’s struggle to find a job. Lena Rouse was an IT analyst at a regional bank and was laid off from her job. She has 2 Master’s degrees – one in business and one …

Bitcoin Value Continues to Puzzle Economists Bitcoin Value Continues to Puzzle Economists
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2013 will be a year remembered for many important reasons, with perhaps the most interesting being the rise of the digital currency, the bitcoin. Bitcoins have been in existence for 4 years now, and over those four years the value …

Consumer Confidence Rising Going Into the New Year Consumer Confidence Rising Going Into the New Year

The world economy has been slow to stabilize following the recession that began five years ago. In the U.S., high unemployment and low consumer confidence have led to a stagnating economic situation that is slowly crawling back. One of the …

Russia Boosts Ukraine Economy with $15 Billion Loan Russia Boosts Ukraine Economy with $15 Billion Loan

Over the past month, Ukraine has faced its largest series of anti-government protests since the Orange Revolution in 2004, where thousands of citizens protested what appeared to be a corrupt and fraudulent presidential election. This series of protests are not …

World Economy To Continue Modest Growth in 2014 World Economy To Continue Modest Growth in 2014
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Since the economic downturn that began more than five years ago, the world economy has struggled to lurch forward. There are signs, however, that the global economy is beginning to pick back up, albeit slowly. Market research firm IHS today …

Ukraine Protesters Gain Traction; Police Back Down Ukraine Protesters Gain Traction; Police Back Down

Early Wednesday morning, riot police in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, withdrew from two separate areas where protesters were demonstrating. This move by the police signifies progress being made on behalf of the Ukrainian opposition party, which has seen brutal crackdowns during …

Janet Yellen Approved for Fed by Senate Committee Janet Yellen Approved for Fed by Senate Committee

Thursday morning, the Senate Banking Committee approved Janet Yellen’s nomination to become the next Chair of the Federal Reserve by a 14 to 8 vote. This vote comes as no surprise to political pundits, especially seeing as Democrats hold 12 …

Yulia Tymoshenko Case May Delay EU Agreement Yulia Tymoshenko Case May Delay EU Agreement

Ukraine was one of the fifteen satellite states compromising the Soviet Union from 1922 to the dissolution of the of the USSR in 1991. Since that time, Ukraine has been trying to find its footing as an independent European nation, …

China to Shift Economy, Loosen One Child Policy China to Shift Economy, Loosen One Child Policy

A reform document released by China’s Communist party, after a four day-long meeting of its top officials, includes a flood of sweeping changes to reportedly attempt to undo decades of failed expansion plans, according to Reuters. Among the reform plans …

Elizabeth Warren Confronts Wall Street Again Elizabeth Warren Confronts Wall Street Again

The view that initially got Elizabeth Warren elected to the Senate, her strict criticism of Wall Street, has surfaced again in a critical speech. Throughout her political career, she has continued to challenge the big banks, and has been viewed …

Americans' Economic Confidence Drops Sharply Americans' Economic Confidence Drops Sharply

Though Americans seem to be slowly gaining the confidence to spend more of their money, those same Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the U.S. economy. Gallup today released the results of its daily tracing poll for the month of October, …

Labor Department Reports 148,000 Jobs Added Labor Department Reports 148,000 Jobs Added

The U.S. Labor Department finally released its September employment report Tuesday morning, having been delayed by the government’s 16-day shutdown, which began on October 1. According to the monthly overview, U.S. employers added 148,000 new job positions in September, a …