February 19, 2014

Since 2010, the price of the most-affordable Cox Communications video package in Hampton Roads, Virginia has increased 83 percent. That is a shocking number, but probably hides the complexity of video entertainment price increases since 2000.

By some measures, since 2000, the U.S. consumer price index (which excludes

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February 10, 2014

Looking nationally, Robert Hughes, senior research fellow at American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, sees an economy that is adding private sector jobs at a rate of 187,000.

Problem is, private industry is not adding jobs fast enough to keep up with cuts in government employment.

"If you continue to look at private-sector job growth, we are about in line

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February 06, 2014

Transferring colleges doesn’t always have to be for academic reasons...But there are a whole set of other reasons to transfer colleges, which can also prove incredibly wise.

If you really just need to start over, then transferring colleges can be an excellent way to initiate that. Maybe look into schools included in the American Institute for Economic Research’s 2013-14 list of best

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January 30, 2014

The economy expanded more than expected in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday, with exports and consumer spending offsetting government cuts and weaker homebuilding.

"For the markets, it's good news," said Carisa Weinberg, an economist at the American Institute for Economic Research. "It certainly has people feeling much better than they did after the third

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January 27, 2014

Jobless figures in the United States dropped to a five-year low last month at 6.7 per cent, from 7 per cent in November. But while this usually indicates a strengthening economy, some economists say the fall could be due to a combination of other factors.

“Certainly, there are all the signals for an improving economy – GDP (gross domestic product) growing, retail sales increasing – but

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