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New Recession Looms

What you need to know as a new recession looms

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past several months, you may have noticed that fears of a looming recession are growing. The general consensus is that Americans should brace for doom,...
Jerome Powell

Powell faces impossible challenge in Friday speech

Stock markets are inching higher ahead of Fed Chair Jerome Powell's Friday address; however, investors are still on edge. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell faces the impossible challenge of presenting a united voice on Fed policy...
Fed Interest Rates

Will the Fed ignore Trump’s call to slash interest rates?

The Fed is facing fresh criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump following a two-day conference where the body is anticipated to announce a new decision relating to interest rates. The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected...
Markets Trade War

Markets rebound as traders adapt to trade war rhetoric

Trump shocked markets today following some hopeful remarks regarding the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Major U.S. stock indexes rose at the opening bell on Friday, a day after a sharp sell-off,...
Retail Apocalypse

Retail layoffs hit highest level since 2009

Retail layoffs are skyrocketing on a mix of an accelerating economic slowdown which is also weighing on the manufacturing sector and technological innovation outpacing the workforce. A report from job placement company Challenger, Gray &...
Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt: The cost of opportunity in America

If you're a billionaire looking to get some major attention, paying off an entire graduating class's student loan debt may be the answer. Last weekend, Robert F. Smith, a billionaire tech investor and founder and...
Stock_market

Brutal economic report weighs on U.S. stock market

Global markets took a hit Thursday morning, setting up U.S. equities to open lower after the Fed warned of a weakening recovery and fading consumer confidence amid a record drop in GDP, and as...
Stock Market Economic Slowdown

Global stocks dip as economic slowdown fears grow louder

Asian stocks closed in the red on Monday on growing worries of an economic slowdown. European and American stocks are likely to follow suit. Stocks dropped considerably in Asia as investors reacted to disappointing manufacturing...
Economies Avocados Tequila Border Wall

Local economies, avocados and tequila at risk in border wall dispute

As the debate heats up over President Trump's proposed border wall, there may be one ignored consequence with which many Americans have yet to come to terms ... a scarcity of a few of...
Growth Stocks

Is this the year of growth stocks?

Economic growth is slowing in the United States, and the slide is having a significant impact on the dollar. Investors are now looking to gold and growth stocks as a potential hedge against the...