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Today's Economy


Teachers are bombarded with questions from students about what is happening in the local and global economy. The current economic situation and financial crisis are difficult to understand. There are many conflicting arguments about what should be done. Questions surface in your class. Students want to know why a parent can’t find a job or why a company has gone out of business. Recently, we have seen the interest in understanding economics surge. On this page we will list or link to a variety of resources you may find useful. Keep checking back.


  • Planet Money – Stories on current economic events ranging from the financial crisis to the European Union crisis.  These journalist are experts at making complex economic occurrences easy to understand for YOU and YOUR students.  




Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education
Reynolds Center 217
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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