Asset-backed securities, specifically mortgage-backed securities, were at the center of the 2007-2008 financial crisis. These were the investments created by the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, by pooling together mortgages and then selling s…
The Department of Education collects financial statistics from universities that includes expenses such as salaries and benefits in their Integrated Po…
On a year-to-year basis, inflation was 5.4 percent in July of 2021, the largest increase since 2008, and there are expectations that the consumer price…
Ten years ago, prices for commodities like corn, wheat, rice, soybeans and cotton spiked three years after the last price spike around 2008. A confluen…
The generation of boomers set to retire en masse may not be retiring as quickly as some might think. Rates of employment and labor force participation—…
In June of 2020, an appeals court struck down Wells Fargo's infamous STARS transaction—or structured trust advantaged repackaged securities. It was a c…
As pandemic restrictions are being lifted across the U.S. and much of the economy returns to what it was, a number of questions remain unanswered about…
In the second quarter of 2020 as the pandemic took hold in the U.S., the U.S. trade balance—the total exports minus imports of goods and services—decli…
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