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July 31st, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest report on personal income from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis basically sums up or reflects the story of the pandemic economy, so far. Out of all the measures coming from this report, the most relevant is disposable income, that is, personal income less personal current taxes. That’s the […]

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July 30th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On the same day (today) that historically bad GDP numbers were released, the latest weekly unemployment claims report wasn’t exactly cheery. In fact, it was the opposite. Initial weekly jobless claims for the week ending July 25 came in 1,434,000, which was up slightly from the previous week’s 1,416,000. This compared […]

July 24th, 2020 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- When economists talk about free trade and its benefits, we’re not only talking about lowering or removing barriers to selling and buying goods and services, but also reducing governmental barriers to investment. Economic growth and development are enhanced by allowing for the efficient distribution of financial capital, based on market […]

July 22nd, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. is more than four months into this pandemic, along with the related economic ills and shutdowns that transpired. So, what’s the latest thinking among small business owners? A few recent reports provide some clues. Optimism on the Rise, Sober on Economic Recovery First, Gallup reported last week that small […]

July 20th, 2020 by

Here’s our weekly roundup of tips, content and events to help your small business navigate the COVID-19 economy, and thrive in the current environment. 6 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $1,000, Crowdspring “What do Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Disney all have in common? If you guessed that they all started as home […]

July 19th, 2020 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- It is great to see the collective work of small businesses everywhere translate into high trust among the public in terms of their preference for shopping and where they feel safe. Years of Gallup surveys have found that small business only ranks second to the military in terms of […]

July 17th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Data worth highlighting this week provide some information on where the economy has been recently, as well as the direction we might be headed. Industrial Sector The Federal Reserve reported that after two big drops in March and April, and no clear growth going back to 2018, industrial production grew for […]

July 14th, 2020 by

By Rieva Lesonsky- The year is half over and almost any business forecast made early in 2020 is hopelessly out of date. Last February, eMarketer forecast retail sales in 2020 would grow 2.8% to $5.6 trillion. Then the coronavirus pandemic descended upon us and eMarketer revised its projections to a 10.5% decline in total U.S. retail sales […]

July 13th, 2020 by

  BY BARBARA WELTMAN Whether your bricks-and-mortar office or store has already reopened or is planning to, be sure to use the technology available to keep everyone—your employees and your customers, clients, and patients—safe. I’m not a health or tech expert and the field for COVID-19-related devices to help businesses is being expanded daily.  Here’s just […]

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