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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 ...

Financial Markets Concept Video

This video teaches the concept of Financial Markets in which investors buy and sell different assets, including stocks, bonds, mutual…
Key Concepts: Credit, Diversify, Financial Investments…
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Balancing the Federal Budget | Activity

Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
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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 ...

FRED and the Federal Budget Interactive Lesson

Students will use a Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) data dashboard to calculate budget deficits, surpluses, how much federal budgets…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budget Deficit, Budget Surplus…
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Balancing the Federal Budget | Activity

Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
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Comparative Advantage Activity

This interactive activity illustrates the concept of comparative advantage in three hypothetical situations: first analyzing two workers in a pizza…
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 ...

Hands on Banking You and Money

A budget is not a dirty word. Learn how to help students embrace the budgeting process by framing the topic…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Credit
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Compound Interest Concept Video

This video explains compound interest, how it differs from simple interest, and the benefits of compound saving strategies. The segment…
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 ...

Sports Economics: To Build or Not to Build

In this economics lesson, students will examine a public-private partnership to learn about opportunity cost.
Key Concepts: Opportunity Cost, Roles of Government, Taxes
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FRED and the Federal Budget Interactive Lesson

Students will use a Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) data dashboard to calculate budget deficits, surpluses, how much federal budgets…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budget Deficit, Budget Surplus…
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AP Microeconomics – When Markets Fail

This lesson supports the Market Failure and the Role of Government section of the Advanced Placement Microeconomics curriculum. Students need…
Key Concepts: Market Structures, Negative Externality, Roles of Government
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Economics in Space?

Stretch the limits of your students’ thinking beyond planet earth as we answer the question: who should pay for asteroid…
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 ...

Economic Data Lesson: Economic Policy Options

This is the final lesson in a series of lessons that introduces students to the economic data that economists use…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Business Cycles, Economic Institutions…
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Money Management/Budgeting Concept Video

This video teaches the concepts of Money Management and Budgeting. Budgeting refers to drawing up a plan for how available…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
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Balancing the Federal Budget | Activity

Use this Image Annotation Tool to enable your students to creatively comment on political cartoons, and to share their annotated…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
See Activity