Three Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Continues to Sputter

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While the stock market booms, the economy continues to falter; unable to achieve even average growth. Why is the economy still struggling?

Is the U.S. Economy Heading Toward Another Recession?

Economic growth has taken a sharp turn downward during the first quarter of 2014. Image courtesy of whitehouse.gov

For the past five years, the U.S. has posted sub-normal growth. In the first quarter, that growth turned negative. Is the economy entering a recession?

Start-Up Business Activity and the Health of the U.S. Economy

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Start-up businesses increase during declining economies and are a lagging indicator of the health of the economy. Are they also predictive of future growth?

Obamacare’s ‘Hardship Exemption’ May Put Law on Life Support

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Obtain health insurance or pay a penalty: The mandate is a key provision of Obamacare. The expanded hardship exemption could seriously change the economics of the Affordable Care Act.

Bitcoin: A Passing Fad or the Future of Monetary Exchange?

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Security issues and modest acceptance aside, Bitcoin is the world’s most successful digital currency. How does virtual money work, and is there a future for this system?