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Cyprus is a small island nation in the Mediterranean. Picture via Flickr user Christopher Rose

Bailout Saves Cyprus from Potential Bankruptcy Plunge


Click here to download video The country of Cyprus avoided bankruptcy yesterday after it agreed to terms for a financial bailout from its partners in…read more


What is sequestration? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subject(s): Economics, U.S. Estimated Time: One 45-minute class period Grade Level: 10-12th Objective: Students Will: Learn the definition of sequestration. Learn about government budgets, spending…read more

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The housing crisis: GDP, housing Bubble and recession – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Senior Economics Correspondent Paul Solman Subject(s) Economics, Math, Economic History Grade Level 9-12 Objective Help students understand the housing bubble and the current U.S.…read more

Speaker of the House John Boehner leaves the second House Republican Caucus meeting of the day during a rare New Year's Day session. Later that day he helped pass legislation to avert the "fiscal cliff".

Fall off a fiscal cliff, or navigate a fiscal slope? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Shannon Sullivan Subjects Economics, Mathematics, Language Arts Estimated Time Two Class Periods Plus Homework Grade Level Grades 9-12 Objective Students will: Review vocabulary related to…read more

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John Boehner (R-OH) took the stage after President Obama's reelection was announced to say that he and House Republicans were prepared to work with the President to find a compromise before the January 1 "fiscal cliff".

What is the “Fiscal Cliff” and Should We Fear it?


Now that the American people have decided to give President Barack Obama another four years, lawmakers have less than two months to avoid the “fiscal…read more


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