Despite declining unemployment rates, food stamp use is going up. Why is this happening?

Venezuela's socialist government is enraged at an American website that since 2010 has been publishing unflattering information on Venezuela's rampant inflation and currency black market.



The International Monetary Fund is urging G-20 nations to consider a coordinated implementation of fiscal and monetary stimulus to counteract signs of a slowing global economy. What does that mean, and does it make sense for the United States and the rest of the world to consider?



Heavy doses of monetary policy have become the norm throughout the Western world over the past few decades, with the lowering of interest rates the most commonly utilized tool. Can interest rates ever go below zero, and if so, what does it mean?

With high levels of inflation and general economic malaise affecting Venezuala, some experts say the country has passed "the point of no return."

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