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Matt Phillips

Management

The U.S. Mint Might Stop Producing Pennies

According to a new report, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew suggested in a 2015 memo that he was planning on stopping production of the coin.

Management

Google Just Revealed the Incredibly Simple Formula for Killer Résumés

Search giant's human resources chief offers words of wisdom on framing your strengths.

Management

Jeb Bush Does Not Understand Productivity, But No One Really Does

While often used as a fancy-sounding word for effectiveness or efficiency, productivity has a specific economic definition.

Management

Obamacare Fixed U.S. Health Care Inflation

Cost of health care is rising at the slowest rate since 1961.

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How the Dollar Went From a Simple Banknote to the World's Currency

For starters, it never hurts to be backed by nearly all the world's gold.

Management

One in Four Americans With College Degrees Shouldn’t Have Bothered

A college education by no means punches your ticket into the middle class.

Oversight

Analysis: If Washington Wants to Derail the US Economy, This Is the Way to Do It

Wrangling over US fiscal policy is more than political theater. It has real implications.

Management

The U.S. Is Cutting its Deficit Faster Than it Ever Has Before

The latest US budget statement is expected to show the deficit continued to decline in July

Oversight

Moody’s Says the US Government Is Now a Super Safe Bet

The credit rating firm has upgraded its outlook on the US government's AAA rating.

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Fitch to U.S.: Debt Ceiling Shenanigans Will Hurt Your Credit Rating

After sequestration and budget talks this month, the debt limit debate will return.