Total National Debt as of 04/28/2017 (source)
Trump’s tax plan to include increase in standard deduction

Trump’s tax plan to include increase in standard deduction

The Trump Administration is expected to release their proposed changes to the tax code today, Wednesday the 26th. As reports […]

You think Washington has ‘forgotten’ you — and it doesn’t matter what party you’re in

You think Washington has ‘forgotten’ you — and it doesn’t matter what party you’re in

Even though we have had positive indications about economic changes under the Trump Administration, there is still a disconnect between […]

Trump’s new problem: Americans aren’t shopping

Trump’s new problem: Americans aren’t shopping

The fact of the matter is that Americans are not buying things as often as they used to. There has been significant […]

Economy’s first-quarter blues likely to give way to spring greens

Economy’s first-quarter blues likely to give way to spring greens

Even though we saw a lackluster first quarter here in the U.S., we are likely to see a spring revival […]

Global trade will push U.S. economy ahead

Global trade will push U.S. economy ahead

Economists are expecting numerous trends around the globe to increase economic activity right here in the United States. Many factors […]

There are two reasons the jobs report was a big miss

There are two reasons the jobs report was a big miss

On paper, the month of March added a disappointing 98,000 payroll jobs to the U.S. economy, falling very short of the […]

Americans give economy highest marks since financial crisis

Americans give economy highest marks since financial crisis

Recent polling data shows that Americans have increasingly positive opinions about the economic situation of the U.S., which 58% of […]

The looming budget disaster, in four charts

The looming budget disaster, in four charts

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently published its 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook which can be described as a serious warning […]

How Trump’s energy order affects jobs, fuel prices

How Trump’s energy order affects jobs, fuel prices

President Trump recently rolled back Obama-era regulations on fossil fuels, eliminating regulations on various industries which were implemented as a way […]

Economy doing OK even if official scorecard shows low score

Economy doing OK even if official scorecard shows low score

By the numbers, we are experiencing slow growth in the early stages of 2017, but Jeffry Bartash of MarketWatch.com says […]