Real-Life Economics


Economic stories that impact your life  

The idea that economic research is just for bankers and policymakers isn’t true. That’s why we’re mining data from our economic reports to tell stories that impact you. We want to help you better understand the U.S. economic landscape and how it touches every aspect of your life—the job market, interest rates, the price of oil and gas, and more.


Back to School: Trends in Spending and How to Save Money

The average family will spend nearly $700 on going back to school—and that doesn't count tuition or student fees. But there are lots of ways to save money. 

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The Growing Demand—and Need—for Sustainable Foods

Sustainable agriculture is the future, but how will we get away from machine-farmed food? Discover what we can do to positively change things for ourselves and the planet as a whole.

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