Category Archives: The Economy

Another Top-10 List — Most Patents 1977-2015

Innovation is a leading indicator of potential future economic growth. A measure of innovation is the number of patents registered. Which countries are the most innovative in the world? To answer this, howmuch.net (a very unique source of an array of research topics), gathered the number of patents issued from 1977 through 2015 from around …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best Cities for Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season for shopping. Last holiday season saw consumers spend an estimated $952.58 each for holiday shopping for gifts for others, self-spending, food, flowers, decorations and greeting cards for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa according to the National Retail Federation. After increasing 3.2 percent in 2015, the Federation is forecasting a 3.6 percent increase in …Read more