E-Commerce I: Online Retail Sales in 2009

In 2009, consumers purchased $143 billion in retail goods online from U.S. businesses. That compares to $27 billion in online retail in 2000. Online retail sales include purchases from online only retailers like Amazon and traditional retail companies like Barnes and Nobel and Best Buy that also sell online. What percentage of total retail sales […]

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Credit Cards

If you own a credit card that charges a 12 percent annual rate, how long will it take to pay off a $5,000 balance if you pay the minimum required payment each month? A. 3 years B. 19 years C. 6 years D. 2 years

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Dane County Hourly Wage for Family of Four

The Sustainable Wage Standard (SWS) measure the level of income needed to meet a family’s basic needs without public or private assistance. It includes the minimum necessities, but does not include longer-term needs such as college or retirement savings or short-term “luxuries” like dining out or holiday gifts. What hourly wage does a Dane County […]

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How to Save Gas

According to 2009 data from the Federal Highway Administration, licensed drivers in the U.S. drive an average of 284 miles per week. In 2009, there was 331,506 licensed drivers in Dane County. If each licensed Dane County resident reduced their driving by 10 miles per week, how much gasoline would be saved each year? A. […]

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