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Where is the U.S. Economy Heading in 2016 and is Your Job Safe? 4

U.S. economic prosperity in 2015 is perhaps best described as confusing given stock market volatility, the Fed’s struggle to normalize monetary policy, the lowest labor force participation rate in nearly four decades, and a national debt quickly approaching $19 trillion relative to an unusually robust domestic housing market, a greatly...

Economy Class Benefits from United’s Freebie Snacks 4

Apparently senior leadership at United Airlines recognizes this time of year to rejoice and express appreciation for those you care about by once again dishing out free snacks to economy fliers. Wow! After an approximate 7-year hiatus dating back to sometime in 2008, in which United management then decided to...

Presidential Election Cycle Impacts Business Prosperity 3

Back in early July 2015 Macy’s leadership denounced GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for his remarks concerning illegal immigrants. Actions taken by the popular retailer were specific – sever its relationship with Trump immediately and completely. The response by many media outlets, political foes and others was as expected; applause...

Economic Value of Presidential Election Campaigns: Wasted Money? 4

According to a recent report from NPR, it is estimated a staggering $4.4 billion will be spent on advertising campaigns during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Really? Yes, you heard or read me correctly – $4.4 billion! To quote GOP front runner Donald Trump, that is a HUGE number! This...

U.S. Economy: Is Employment Status as Reported by Media Outlets Disingenuous? 4

According to a report from ABC News, “weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 260,000.” The author summarized the article "BIG PICTURE...solid hiring." With the unemployment rate falling to 5 percent the average quasi-informed person might conclude the economic health of the United States...

The Growing Economic Consequences of Terrorism 4

According to the Institute for Economics and Peace, “in 2014 the global economic costs of terrorism reached US$52.9 billion, with a total economic impact of US$105.8 billion.” These alarming stats beg the question, "is the civilized world doing enough to combat terrorism or has the collective interests failed to effectively...

The Fed’s Loss-Absorbing Capacity Threatens Big Banks 1

In October 2015 the Fed governors unanimously voted to pursue a “loss-absorbing capacity” measure requiring the largest eight banks, including “JP Morgan, Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America,” to issue hundreds of billions in new equity and debt to insulate the economy from the crippling effects of future financial shocks....