Total National Debt as of 02/23/2019 (source)
US weekly jobless claims fall to a low 216,000

US weekly jobless claims fall to a low 216,000

Last week, fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Labor Department. That number fell 23,000 to “a seasonally […]

4 healthcare things to know about the new federal budget

4 healthcare things to know about the new federal budget

The newly passed appropriations bill has secured federal government funding through the end of the fiscal year in September. The […]

Food safety funding again secure — this time through Sept. 30, 2019

Food safety funding again secure — this time through Sept. 30, 2019

The new federal budget deal has been approved, meaning the Fiscal Year 2019 budget process is complete. One of the […]

Business group, think tank applaud Dunleavy’s balanced budget

Business group, think tank applaud Dunleavy’s balanced budget

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is making positive waves with his new balanced budget proposal. Among his most avid supporters are The […]

Fed’s Powell puts focus on spreading benefits of a strong economy

Fed’s Powell puts focus on spreading benefits of a strong economy

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, called the U.S. economy “strong” but noted areas that needed improvement. One focus […]

Has the U.S. economy found a sweet spot? Job creation is soaring, but not inflation

Has the U.S. economy found a sweet spot? Job creation is soaring, but not inflation

Job growth soared to over 300,000 new positions in January – twice as high as Wall Street predicted. This explosion […]

Economy strong thanks to Trump tax cuts, CBO report shows

Economy strong thanks to Trump tax cuts, CBO report shows

Though there is still work to be done, it is evident that the time President Trump has spent in office […]

State of the Union 2019: The Trump economy is a success story not even his harshest critics can deny

State of the Union 2019: The Trump economy is a success story not even his harshest critics can deny

With the government shutdown over, the State of the Union address is set to take place on February 5th. One […]

Senate Leaders Plan Competing Bills to End Shutdown

Senate Leaders Plan Competing Bills to End Shutdown

Senators are set to present competing budget bills on Thursday in the hopes that it will bring an end to […]