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In addition to Greece, several European Union member countries now face overwhelming government debt. Many of the countries with the highest debt levels relative to their gross domestic products have been hit hardest by the global recession. Greece, Ireland and Portugal all have unemployment rates above 14%.
Urban populations passed rural populations for the first time in 2008. In coming decades the difference will grow extreme, with more and more people moving to cities.
Two of the biggest economic concerns of the modern day are creating jobs for Americans and rescuing the U.S. economy. It might surprise you to learn that the retail industry is one of the biggest contributors to both employment and GDP of all the industries in our country.