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U.S. Federal Spending

May 17, 2022

Here’s a snapshot of the spending priorities of the U.S. federal government. About 50 years ago, 20 percent of the budget was dedicated to Social Security and Major Health Care programs.

Consumer Sentiment Index

May 13, 2022

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest point in over a decade–even lower than it was during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Average Price of Selected U.S. Goods

May 3, 2022

In March, a gallon of U.S. gasoline cost $4.31 on average— higher than it has been in decades. Prices for other goods—from eggs, to beef, to milk—have risen as well.