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Economic Issues

Texans Created Over A Thousand Local Businesses after Texas Eased Restrictions on Selling Food Made at Home

Texas is enjoying a burst of entrepreneurship after enacting laws that let anyone turn a home kitchen into a business incubator...

Robots Work Their Way into Small Factories

Robots have easily transitioned into the workplace because some are now equipped with sensors and internal maps that allow it to move through crowded corridors and cluttered spaces...

Which Industries Are Expecting Labor Shortages?

The world's advanced economies run a significant risk of labor shortages over the next eight years, says a new report by the Conference Board...

Top Retirement Expense: Your Home

Home mortgage and other home-related expenses comprise 40 to 45 percent of household budgets for people age 50 and older...

How Are College Graduates Faring in Today's Economy?

Underemployment -- in which those in the labor force are employed less than full time, or in jobs that are not commensurate with their educational training -- is a significant problem for recent graduates...

Effect of the Minimum Wage on Hours Worked

While economic theory predicts negative consequences from minimum wage hikes, a number of studies have produced empirical evidence showing no job losses from increasing the minimum wage...

Obama's Top Three Measures to Reduce the Deficit

President Obama is relying on three main measures to cut the deficit: defense cuts, reducing payments for Medicare services and raising taxes...

What Do Federal Regulations Cost the Economy?

The average manufacturer pays $19,564 per employee each year in federal regulatory costs...

Majority of Americans Are Now Single

More than half of American adults are not married today -- up from 37 percent in 1976...

Unemployment Is Down Because Fewer Americans Are Looking for Work

Because of the way that unemployment is measured, the falling unemployment rate overstates the health of the American labor market...


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