U.S. Economic Outlook

Capacity Building Defines the New Era of Minority Business Development

Four decades ago the significant challenge for minority business development was diversifying from mom-and-pop enterprises, creating market access in nontraditional industries, and generating more business startups....

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Chaos in Washington moving Economy toward Tipping Point

How long does it take for economic and political chaos to unravel market confidence? No one knows for certain. But it is a sure bet that the US is headed down that road. The combination of destructive hurricanes, an...

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The Dow Retreats Fearing Trump’s Damage to his Agenda

At the market close, the Dow had tumbled 274 points, its biggest drop in over three months. The S&P declined by 500 points, and the NASDAQ decreased by 2%. While investors are concerned about big-box retail sales,...

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Like It or Not, we are in a New Stock Market Bubble

A common sign of a bubble is when investors sit around the table and brag about their huge returns, without being able to explain why, or even worse, not caring why. We have seen all this before, and yet groupthink and...

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Economy Is Progressing Nicely – along a Financial Tight Rope

General Overview The economy is improving nicely, even though it is walking a financial tight rope. The length of the current economic recovery defies historical trends, and the overheated stock market just keeps...

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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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