Financial advisors generally recommend a savings of at least six months or more to cover costs for emergencies, but with an average of less than 6 percent of U. incomes going into savings, most emergencies have to be financed [source: U. Whether or not they need the average 0 per week payment from jobless claims, those millionaires who get checks are entitled to them.
While state DOTs still spend many billions of dollars on highway expansions that erode their ability to maintain existing roads, the situation seems getting better.
In recent years, a greater share of public infrastructure spending has been going to maintenance instead of expansion.
By the end of April, however, the economy seemed to weaken again.
America's buying habits have been well documented.