Americas collective debt, also called the national debt or the public debt, represents the money that the U.S. government owes to the owners of debt instruments that are issued by the U.S. treasury. There are several types of debt instruments issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. All of these items are collectively called treasuries.
America has always had debt. Since the 18th century, the country has carried a load of debt that has fluctuated with the political and social climate of the day. In 1860, Americas debt was $65 million. The Civil War brought about a major spike in the debt. World War I and World War II also brought about major rises in the debt. The latest American debt numbers have put it at its steepest numbers since the debt level spiked during World War II.
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Adidas has launched its official ball for the 2010 World Cup. The ‘Jabulani’ has a significantly low number of panels, which means it should retain more speed than previous models when struck from long range. But goalkeepers should not fret: the Jabulani also has a dimpled exterior, making it easier to grip
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Tons of statistics are compiled by sociologists, researchers, scientists and other analysts but often they are very hard to understand without some timeframe to consider them within. The goal of this is to talk about some very interesting things that happen within the space of 60 seconds. Here are the following:
The average American household will make $.096 compare that to Oprah Winfrey who makes $532 dollars. Of course it doesn’t look so bad when compared to the average person in the world that makes $.013. It’s not just that different jobs are available in different places. The average IT worker in India will make $.025 compared to the average IT worker in America who will make $.13. Large corporations such as Nike will earn $36,505. An interesting number when compared to the average Nike worker in Vietnam who will make $.0014.
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Along with its annual Fortune 500 list, Fortune magazine also publishes a wide variety of other lists, all pertaining to some aspect of the world’s biggest companies and industries. We’ve taken Fortune’s “Americas’ Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies” list, analyzed it and broke it down by region, state, and notoriety of each company. We also included the methodology behind how the list was formed.
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