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Learn about the Economy

You don't have to live in fear of the world's ever-changing financial climate. Become an informed consumer by learning about the economy's basic operating principles and understanding its current impact on your life. Then you will be able to make better financial decisions now and in the future.

High Unemployment: The Recession's Harshest Reality

An assessment of U.S. joblessness caused by the recent recession.

The U.S. Financial Crisis: Global Repercussions

A discussion of the global economy and the recession's effect on its growth.

Understanding Stock Market Fluctuations

An explanation of how the stock market functions, why stock prices change, and how this affects the overall economy.

Understanding the Financial Crisis: Origin and Impact

An explanation of the causes of the 2008-09 recession: too much money in the economy, changes to the decision-making framework, and over-estimation of the value of assets.      

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