The Morning Economic Report

The Morning Economic Report
8:58 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Universal Wins Big at Summer Box Office - 7/31/15

Sometimes, a company just gets hot.  Everything they do turns into an economic winner, enriching owners in the process.  Such is the story of Universal Pictures, the movie studio owned by Comcast.  The studio recently passed the 5 billion mark at the worldwide box office faster than any other studio in history during a single calendar year. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:15 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Economic Conditions' Effect on College Majors - 7/30/15

There has been plenty of research conducted regarding the economic futures of young people who graduate into a recession.  That research indicates that those graduates tend to perform less well economically than those who graduate during better economic times and that this state of affairs can last well into the future. 

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The Morning Economic Report
2:02 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Graduate Student Loans - 7/29/15

A new study from the Center for American Progress finds that twenty universities received one-fifth, or six point five billion dollars, of the total amount of loans the government supplied to graduate students during the twenty thirteen twenty fourteen academic year.  Though these twenty schools were associated with a fifth of government supplied school debt, they only educate twelve percent of all graduate students. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:14 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico - 7/28/15

Lost for much of this summer because of an even larger debt crisis in Greece has been the one in Puerto Rico.  Economists and others are warning that the U.S. territory could head down a Greek-like path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with a 72 billion dollar public debt. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:53 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit - 7/27/15

The U.S. budget deficit shrank by 52 billion dollars, or fourteen percent during the first nine months of the twenty fifteen fiscal year versus one year ago figures according to the Congressional Budget Office.  Due a combination of a strengthening economy and public policy, tax receipts have been expanding faster than spending increases. 

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