Americans will endure higher rates of inflation

Social media has inspired 24-hour check-ins, time tracking and creation of ephemeral social media status updates

Small-scale innovations in transportation have cut costs and the use of social media and coupons

A 14% drop in consumer spending, particularly by families with children, has hurt overall consumer demand

It’s no wonder a USA Today/Gallup poll released Thursday found that 52% of Americans don’t believe it will be easy to make ends meet as the country edges closer to a recession

In the Gallup poll, 40% of Americans said the country is headed in the right direction, while 52% said the country is on the wrong track

Flooding in Asia has affected more than 40,000 people, affected importers and cut back on seafood products in stores.

And, just like the flooding in the West, the cost to the food industry and government will cause pay to drop

Hurricane Michael has had devastating effects on the Florida Panhandle, including beach erosion, agricultural damage, residential damage and more

The devastating effects of Hurricane Michael, which killed 20 people and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage

In the latest Consumer Confidence survey, consumers were less positive about the U.S. economy, with household income, job availability and personal finances all rating better than 3

The Economic Cycle Research Institute keeps an economic volatility index that shows when the odds of a recession increase.

The lowest-risk time for this index is during the year in which a president is elected, especially for Republicans.

And last month, the index dropped to an historic low: 42 percent.

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