Category: Economy

If There’s No Inflation, Why Are Prices Up So Much?

If There’s No Inflation, Why Are Prices Up So Much?

Last week, I ran out of ink for my printer and ordered some more online. My computer automatically pulled up the previous order, and I was shocked to see that the price of the...

Plug-In Price War: $6,000+ Price Cuts on Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius EV

Plug-In Price War: $6,000+ Price Cuts on Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius EV

Electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius Plug-In began 2013 with a sales slump. In the months ahead, automakers hope to boost sales with increased production and cheaper prices. A few...

Economy Gains Steam Adding 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7%

Economy Gains Steam Adding 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7%

For some time time now, the American economy has been a strange dichotomy. On the one hand, we’re in the midst of an historically strong four-year bull market, yet the unemployment rate remains stubbornly...

U.S. Economy Growing Throughout Country

U.S. Economy Growing Throughout Country

Strong auto sales, hiring gains and a continued housing recovery helped the U.S. economy grow throughout the country in January and February, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. The Fed...

Weekly U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall to 340,000

Weekly U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall to 340,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, driving down the four-week average to its lowest level in five years. The drop is a positive sign ahead...

Dow Jones Closes at Record High — So What?

Dow Jones Closes at Record High — So What?

When the trading day ended on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high of 14,253.77. It surpassed the index’s previous closing high of 14,164.53 reached back in the pre-recession days...

Help Wanted: Buffett Asks A Berkshire Bear To Grill Him At Annual Meeting

Help Wanted: Buffett Asks A Berkshire Bear To Grill Him At Annual Meeting

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Warren Buffett is throwing a new wrinkle into Berkshire Hathaway‘s annual meeting. After adding journalists and analysts to question him and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger in recent years, the billionaire now...

Watch Ads, Get Paid: Is This The Future Of Ad-Supported Content?

Watch Ads, Get Paid: Is This The Future Of Ad-Supported Content?

Don’t feel like paying for Ironman? Click “Earned Pay” and your ad views will foot the bill. Right now you’re essentially getting paid to view our ads. OK…we’re getting paid. But by serving you...

Revenue Up, Piracy Down: Has the Music Industry Finally Turned a Corner?

Revenue Up, Piracy Down: Has the Music Industry Finally Turned a Corner?

Fourteen years after Napster upended the music industry’s financial model, it may finally be time for record labels to start singing a happier tune. Sales are up, piracy is down, and new revenue streams...