Teaching The News

CNBC

Oil prices vulnerable to 'super spikes' again as geopolitics heat up

The long era of too much oil sloshing around the world and low prices is coming to an end, just as global events are heating up crude prices. That could make for a new dynamic as the peak summer season for oil demand approaches, keeping oil prices in a ...

That’s the Ticket: The Economics of Ticket Scalping

In this economics lesson, students will apply supply and demand…
Objective: Students will be able to evaluate how the market price for a sporting event is affected by t…
Key Concepts: Markets and Prices, Price Ceilings and Floors
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Reuters

Trump says US will only rejoin Pacific trade pact if terms are improved

In his Twitter post, which came during Asian trading hours, Trump said the United States would “only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in ...

Comparative Advantage Activity

This interactive activity illustrates the concept of comparative advantage in…
Key Concepts: Benefits of Trade, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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NBCNews.com

Data breach at Saks, Lord & Taylor compromises customer payment data

... but it said they would not be liable for charges and would be offered free identity protection services. The cyber security firm that says it uncovered the breach, Gemini Advisory, said in a post Sunday that more than 5 million credit and debit ...

Compound Interest Concept Video

This video explains compound interest, how it differs from simple…
Key Concepts: Compounding, Credit, Economic Institutions…
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CNBC

Here's how Amazon wins the tax war with Trump

However, the expansion of sales taxes to remote sellers will benefit Amazon. Amazon has already capitalized on the sales tax advantage it had during its start-up phase. Amazon's low-cost sales tax collection system, coupled with Amazon's extensive and ...

AP Microeconomics – Marginal Analysis

This lesson from [EEL-link id='5227' title='Advanced Placement Microeconomics (4th Editio……
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Economics in Space?

Stretch the limits of your students’ thinking beyond planet earth…
Key Concepts: Public-Choice Analysis, Roles of Government
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NPR

China Hits Back On Trade Dispute, Slapping Tariffs On 128 US Products

China announced late Sunday that it would retaliate for the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum by imposing its own import charges on a list of 128 U.S. goods, including agricultural products ranging from fruit to frozen pork. The new ...

Beatrice’s Goat

This lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis'…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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