U.S. Economic Outlook

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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Euquant Analysis: An Investigation of New Firm Growth (Part-2)

This is the second part of our on-going series where we examine the Survey of Business Owners (SBO) in detail and discuss how it can be utilized to understand the dynamics of the economy. The ultimate goal of this...

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Euquant Business Analysis: Firm growth in the U.S. Economy

An examination of the Survey of Business Owners. One of the best data sources on the state of business in the U.S. is the Survey of Business Owners (SBO). The purpose of the SBO is listed below: The Survey of Business...

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Euquant Business Analysis: How do I Assess Opportunity in the Job Market?

*Source: Occupational Employment Statistics Program,  U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a continuation of our most recent post which explored the fastest growing occupations for...

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Euquant Business Analysis: Where will the jobs be in 2022?

*Source: Occupational Employment Statistics Program,  U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the service sector continues to be the driving force behind the U.S. economy it begs the...

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Sizzling Labor Market Recovery Shifts Focus to Fed Action(8/1/14)

The labor market continued a sizzling pace of economic recovery in July. The economy created 209,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate edged up only incrementally from 6.1% to 6.2%. However, the latter increase...

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