Posts Tagged ‘recession’

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    Cotton Markets

    Feb 23, 11 • 452 Views • No Comments

    On November 10, 2009, the price of 1 pound of cotton was 59.2 cents. A year later it was $1.02 and now, it is close to $1.90. For many of us, the result will be more expensive jeans, more polyester, and smaller buttons. 7 For all Mankind and North Face said......  [read more]

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    More Than Just a House

    Jan 18, 11 • 373 Views • No Comments

    The story of a small home in Los Angeles is about much more than one house. Told by Marketplace.org and KCET TV, the story of the house on Lot 354 explains the entire housing bubble and bust. Built in 1927, an 1800 square foot bungalow is bought by Shawna and......  [read more]

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    Luxury or Necessity?

    Jan 12, 11 • 389 Views • 1 Comment

    Can you live without your TV? Cell phone? Dishwasher? A Pew Research survey discovered that your answer in 2006 might have been different from now. Cars were at the top with 88% of all respondents saying they needed one. But still, the number was 3% less than......  [read more]

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    A Rule About Gold

    Dec 9, 10 • 492 Views • No Comments

    Yes, gold is a part of Dodd-Frank financial regulation but not exactly the way you would expect. Dodd-Frank says that businesses have to tell the SEC if the gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten (the 3 Ts) in their supply chain provide income to rebels in eastern......  [read more]

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    How the Fed Helped Harley

    Dec 8, 10 • 392 Views • No Comments

    Have you ever thought about how, every month or every week, businesses have money for paychecks? One answer is commercial paper. It is amazing that commercial paper is central to so much economic activity and few people have even heard of it. Simply defined,......  [read more]