Articles Tagged with 'spending'

Consumers Continue to Feel Sting of Recession

November 25, 2011
Only 19% of consumers report improved finances, while nearly 40% report declining financial conditions compared to last year. READ MORE

Consumers Anticipate Jollier Holiday

December 01, 2010
CUNA survey finds consumers plan to spend more this season. READ MORE

Fixing the Economy

October 26, 2010
In 1932, John Maynard Keynes ignited a debate among economists and policy makers that still burns to this day. In a letter to the Times of London, Keynes proposed using federal deficit spending to reduce the length and severity of the Great Depression. Is that the best approach to tackle today's economic challenges? READ MORE

Consumer Spending Falls 2.8% in 2009

October 11, 2010
Mortgage interest payments and charges fell from $3,890 in 2007 to $3,594 in 2009, evidence of the higher than normal mortgage default rate, falling house prices, lower rates of homeownership, and declining mortgage interest rates over the period. READ MORE

Federal Debt and the Risk of a Fiscal Crisis

August 11, 2010
Over the past few years, U.S. government debt held by the public has grown rapidly—to the point that, compared with the total output of the economy, it is now higher than it has ever been except during the period around World War II. READ MORE

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