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Costs of higher education continue to soar to new highs, while high school graduate programs promise the moon and a meteoric career. Meanwhile lots of high school graduates have forced into financial bondage to banks or even bankruptcy because of student loans.

Does earning a degree pay off long-term?

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The United States being the biggest economy in the world significantly influences the global economic situation. The US economy is comprehensively covered by data and statistics from multiple government and private sources. We selected the most significant and up-to-date ones and presented them in this cheat sheet.

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