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State of the Economy - July 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

The economic reports for July are in, and there were no big surprises. The US economy continues to grow, inflation remains low, and employment is rising. Stock markets continue to hit record highs fueled by positive corporate earnings. More

Coping in Venezuela - A Student's Story

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My name is Kervin. I am studying to be an English teacher at the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) located in Maracay Venezuela. The current political and economic turmoil in Venezuela has added many challenges to being a student. Many students risk their lives and endure many hardships every day. I have been asked to share the challenges that I face daily. I am not alone. Many students in Venezuela face even worse than what I describe below. More

Quiz - Can You Identify These Well Known Companies?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Test your knowledge of some well-known American corporations. However, there is a twist! You may know the correct company, but can you recognize its stock symbol? Don't forget to share your results on social media, and pass this along to anyone who might be interested! More

Economics Lessons for Venezuelan Leaders

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Venezuelan Economy is in a prolonged recession, yet the controls the largest Oil Fields in the World. Why? Here are a few Economic Principles that could have avoided or diminished the situation. Read More... magine…your country controls the largest proven oil reserves in the world. Yet your country is in a prolonged recession. Its real gross domestic product has declined 35% since 2013, the inflation rate exceeds 1,500%, and you cannot find a job because the unemployment rate is approximately 21%. Food and medicine are in short supply, so you spend hours several days a week waiting in long lines in hopes of purchasing your next meal or medicine for a family member. Power outages are a daily occurrence. Venezuelans have experienced such a nightmare for many years, and More


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