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Why Lower Growth, Higher Corporate Profits?

Popular Economics Weekly First-quarter economic growth wasn’t as bad as expected, yet corporate profits were much better than expected. So what are corporations doing with their profits, rather than investing in future growth? The second revision to first-quarter GDP came … Continue reading

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Saving Fannie and Freddie Mac

The Mortgage Corner Fannie Mae (FNMA), or Federal National Mortgage Association, reported a record profit for 2012, a good reason to save the mortgage giant from dissolution, as the banking industry in particular has lobbied for. The government-sponsored enterprise had … Continue reading

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