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“The back story on front page economics.” These accessible essays cover the basics of economic topics, with a separate version for use in the classroom. Special “Focus on Finance” essays cover personal finance.

Posted 2007-11-01

Economic Globalization

by Charles S. Gascon

Globalization has been covered heavily in the news recently, with special focus on the rise of China in the global economy and the sense of more job insecurity in the United States.
Posted 2007-10-01

The U.S. Personal Saving Rate

by Elizabeth A. La Jeunesse

This month's newsletter focuses on the low and declining U.S. personal saving rate. As measured by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the U.S. personal saving rate fell into negative territory during the third quarter of 2005 and has remained close to zero since then.
Posted 2007-09-01

Subprime Mortgage Lending

by Luke M. Shimek

This month's newsletter covers the topic of subprime mortgage lending, with data and explanations you may find useful. The subprime market has been a closely covered news topic of late.

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