Tax & Finance

The average price of gasoline around the world is $4.94 a gallon, according to GlobalPetrolPrices.com. However, there is a wide difference in these prices among countries. To identify the countries...
The idea of basic universal income – where the government pays each citizen a certain amount at a regular interval – has been around for decades, but picked up steam during the pandemic....
The American consumer’s mantra for ages has been to “Charge it!” Purchasing with plastic keeps the flow of goods and services moving, and the economy humming. But in the past four decades,...
The U.S. national debt hit an all-time high of $31.5 trillion in January 2023. Precipitated in part by higher government spending during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the COVID-19...
The U.S. national debt stands at a historic high of $31.5 trillion, surpassing the $31.4 trillion spending cap set by Congress. The unauthorized spending has prompted the Treasury Department to...
Finally, inflation seems to be under control. The consumer price index for December dropped by 0.1% from November, which was the largest dip since April 2020. Inflation rose year over year by 6.5%...
After months during which the U.S. economy was under siege by inflation, the December consumer price index fell 0.1% from November. The number seems small, but it is the largest drop since April...
The consumer price index for November was up 7.1% year over year, the lowest it has been for several months. Economists voiced optimism that the worst of inflation may be over. This would mean the...
Public employee pension systems are some of the largest financial liabilities on state government balance sheets. The 50 states have over $4.5 trillion in cumulative pension liabilities combined,...
Thanks to inflation, the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 10 in the United States will go up 20.2% this year. Families nationwide are trimming back on expenses to combat the...
Consumer prices rose a lower than expected 7.7% in October compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics recent consumer price index report. In the immediate...
What would morning breakfast be without the sound and taste of crispy and salty bacon combined with the yellow richness of eggs? It’s a mainstay on diner menus, whether served as a dish or as a...
The U.S. birth rate rose slightly between 2020 and 2021, the first increase in the number of births since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The nearly 3.7 million...
The United States has long ranked among the most innovative countries in the world. Innovations in any number of fields – from software development and finance to energy storage and biotech...
The Big Mac has been on the menu of McDonald’s, the largest fast-food chain in America, since 1967. It is the most famous sandwich in American cuisine. Back in 2007, on the sandwich’s 40-year...