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  • Manufacturing Coming Back To The United States

    American companies "reshoring" manufacturing operations from China to the United States represent changing global economic factors that could play well for American workers. For years, China held a competitive advantage as a low-cost manufacturing hub in... Read More >>

    Gallup: Five Years After Economic Downturn, Some Unease Remains

    Sunday marked five years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, an event that triggered a global economic recession and a sharp decline in American economic confidence. Since the collapse, Americans have regained strength in some areas of the economy; but... Read More >>

    The New American Dream Is To Avoid Drowning In Debt

    There’s a new version of the American dream these days that doesn’t so much involve the white picket fence and automobile in the driveway. Rather, the new dream shared by a growing number of Americans involves getting off their backs the creditors who... Read More >>

    Students Should Look To Two-Year And Certificate Programs In Lieu Of Traditional Degrees

    The value of a traditional four-year college degree has been on the slide for years in the United States. Meanwhile, the cost of attaining such a degree is perpetually on the rise. New research indicates that American students should take note of other viable... Read More >>

    High Taxes Mean Less Revenue For Some States

    Higher income taxes mean more money for a State, right? Well, not exactly. According to the Tax Foundation’s State Migration Calculator, the nine U.S. States with the highest income tax rates lost a combined $90.05 billion in adjusted gross income... Read More >>

    A Primer On The Stalled Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Package

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a collection of Federal regulations that primarily affect financial institutions and their customers and that was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010 in response to the 2008... Read More >>

    Consumers Conflicted Between Fitting In, Standing Out Gravitate Toward Individualist Branding

    Consumers who feel self-conscious or who lack self-esteem may try to fit in by selecting products and brands that help them to achieve a distinguished identity within a group, according to the results of a study from the Journal of Consumer Research. In... Read More >>

    The Working Man’s Blues Are Changing

    "It's a big job just gettin' by with nine kids and a wife..." In today's economy, country legend Merle Haggard might have to change the opening lyrics to his "Workin' Man Blues" if he wanted to achieve popular appeal with people in the Nation's working... Read More >>

    Compulsive Shopping And Poor Credit Go Hand In Hand

    Everyone wants to be happy. But if your personal pursuit of happiness revolves around the idea that material things will better your life, you could be setting yourself up for lifelong financial hardship. Researchers from the University of San Francisco... Read More >>

    Empowered Customers May Shun Social Media Marketing

    If you are a business owner who likes to empower customers by giving them some hand in product development, a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says that you should avoid also reaching out to those customers via social media campaigns. Getting... Read More >>

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