American Economy

Michael McAuliff

HUGE SURPLUS

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008.The Treasury Department said Friday that its June surplus tot...
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Canada's Super-Sized Economy

Tim Hortons is supersizing their coffee. And that's all you need to know about the Canadian economy. It speaks of prosperity at a time of unease -- a major coffee chain attempting to increase sales when the chains in other countries are laying off workers. But there are, of course, storm clouds on the horizon.
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Obama, Stop Lecturing and Start Leading

My American friends argue that this president is the victim of some of the nastiest racism possible. There are people who would prefer to see the States go down rather than see him succeed. Perhaps this is so, but Mr. President, rise to the challenge and speak directly to the American people!