Economic Indicators

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U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy is one of the most important aspects of American society. Not only does it affect citizens on a daily basis, but it is also a pivotal element in determining U.S. politics and government. This guide serves as a brief outline of the U.S. economy, beginning with the basic history of economic policy and then covering present-day federal economic organizations, private economic think tanks, sources for economic news and economic indicators.

History of Economic Thought

To understand current economic policies and economic news, take a look at the history of economic ... read more »

Government Economic Organizations

The inner workings of U.S. government organizations provide insight into the basic principles of ... read more »

Economic Think Tanks

Think tanks unaffiliated with the government can serve as good sources of nonpartisan economic ... read more »

News About the Economy

These sources offer the most readable, immediate economic news. If you want to find out what ... read more »

Economic Indicators

Economic indicators measure the economy based on how it is projected to perform. As a result, they reflect how the economy is perceived at any given point and are a great source of straight data.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Economists at the Federal Trade Commission frequently present lectures detailing the state of the U.S. economy. Click on the title of any presentation that interests you for full PDF texts of these reports.
  • Staying abreast of global economic developments is also important. More often than not, the international economy influences American markets. Track international indicators using, or refer to the Financial Times, suggested in the previous section.

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