Economic Concepts

Economic concepts are widely used but not always defined clearly. Read up on the nature of capitalism, learn how much power the Fed really has and more.

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Daily U.S. Consumption for 12 Items

America buys goods at a high rate, so it's no wonder the U.S. is considered 'the land of plenty.' Read about the daily U.S. consumption for 12 items, including denim jeans and movie tickets.

Grocery Store Prices for 14 Items in 1957

Times have changed and so has the price of groceries. Gas was roughly 27 cents a gallon in 1957, so how much less did items cost at the grocery store? Check out this list of grocery store prices for 14 items in 1957, including ground beef, butter, and mil

How Hostile Takeovers Work

Mergers and acquisitions: These two words represent how companies buy, sell and recombine businesses. Not all M&As are peaceful, however. Sometimes, a company can take over another one against its will -- a hostile takeover.

What exactly is inflation?

Inflations seems to be in the news on a regular basis. Have you ever wondered what inflation is and how inflation affects the value of our money? Find out in this article.

How the Fed Works

The Fed: It's a very mysterious part of the government. But if you own a house, have a bank account or write checks, the Federal Reserve System affects your life every day.

How Recessions Work

What goes up must come down: Periodic recessions are a natural part of any nation's economic cycle. Who decides when the economy is in recession, and on what grounds?

What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

I've heard a lot in the news lately about the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. What is the reserve, and how does the United States use the reserve? How much oil is held there, and how can a lot of oil be stored?

How does the Social Security system work?

How does the Social Security system (in the U.S.) work? When I pay money into the system, where does my money go and where is my account kept (does some bank have the money in my account)?

How E-commerce Works

E-commerce has exploded in the last 10 years. Find out how e-commerce works and how you can harness the potential of e-commerce, from affiliate programs to CPC links.


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