June 2013

Unemployment in the United States

The recession that followed the 2008 financial crisis in the United States officially ended in June 2009 — four years ago. By various measures, the U.S. economy is improving. However, measured by number of jobs, it is still lagging. We wonder: Which of the following statements is true?

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Sizing Up Europe

On July 1, 2013, the European Union is getting a new member, Croatia. Formerly a part of Yugoslavia, this nation of 4.4 million people will become the EU’s 28th member country. We wonder: What is the average population size of an EU country?

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Press Freedom in the G-20

It is a well-known fact that journalists are restricted in what they can write and report in Saudi Arabia and in China. We wonder: Other than these two nations, which of the G-20 countries performs worst when it comes to freedom of the press?

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