U.S. Economic Outlook

New Census Data on Minority-Owned Businesses

For four decades, if someone wanted to know the state of minority-owned businesses they had to rely on the 5-year Census Bureau Report. Starting in the early 1970’s the Bureau produced the Survey of Minority-Owned...

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Fed Raises Interest Rate: Meaning for Small and Minority Businesses

Despite the relatively slow-growing economy over the last quarter (1.9%), the Federal Reserve is betting that the low level of unemployment (4.3%) and economic expansion which has lasted for nine years will continue...

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Youth Unemployment – Africa’s Number One Development Challenge

EuQuant’s CEO, Dr. Boston recently spoke at a leadership workshop that included senior political party members of six Southern African Nations. The May 2017 conference included members of incumbent and opposition...

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For Black-owned Firms, Government Contracting Matters

Historically, Black-owned businesses have been more dependent upon local, state and federal procurement than have businesses of other groups. However, government contractors have experienced a bumpy ride over the last...

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The Economic Echo of President Obama

Political pundits are too quick to attribute the current economic boom to Donald Trump. In truth, the seeds of current growth started in 2008 – when Barrack Obama gain control from George Bush. Exacxtly10 years...

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Short-Run Gain, Long-Run Pain

If you wondering why the stock market has hit ten record highs in the last two months, the answer is easy – the new policies in Washington are designed to benefit those who are most likely to trade in the market...

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The Rising Economy Tide is Lifting all Boats, Except Black Businesses

Most key economic indicators are positive. Although the Labor Department’s January Jobs Report did not show stellar job growth during the month of December, the economy nevertheless produced 156,000 new jobs and wages...

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Global Outlook and Minority Businesses

This is the first segment of a two-part article.  Developments in the global economy are examined in the first segment.  Part two describes how those developments are likely to affect minority business owners. The...

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Highlights of the Global and U.S. Economic Outlook: We are in a Funk

A Roundup of Global Economic Trends: The Global Economy is in a Funk and Economic Uncertainty is Rising Three big drivers of the world’s economy – US, China, Emerging market economies The U.S. is the brightest...

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CEO Insight: The Potential Fallout of a Fed Interest Rate Hike

November’s encouraging labor market report begs the question of not just whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates; but whether it will do so at a time when the recovery has peaked, and the economy is...

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