Ten years ago, prices for commodities like corn, wheat, rice, soybeans and cotton spiked three years after the last price spike around 2008. A confluence of events including droughts in Russia, Argentina, East Africa, the U.S., and China as well as heavy rains in Australia and E…
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…
In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF announced $10 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to develop a new po…
For years, the price of cattle followed in almost lockstep with the price of beef. Prices for cattle went up as beef prices went up. Going back to 2000…
In 2017, a record $447 million in police civil suits was awarded across the country. The huge payout comes from the growing number of cases filed since…
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