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Should The Fed Ease Its Rate Hike Plans to Support Productivity Growth?
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Should The Fed Ease Its Rate Hike Plans to Support Productivity Growth?

The relatively modest productivity gains made during the current U.S. economic recovery is part of why jobs have not come back as strong as in the past. It also might make the Federal Reserve (Fed) rethink its plan for raising interest rates in the future.

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Operational Risk: A Key Concern for Plans

Investment risk is not the only type of risk that plans need to worry about

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How Did Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Affect U.S. Markets?

While Hurricane Irma was raging across the Caribbean and bearing down on Florida, she conjured up images of the widespread devastation the Gulf coast experienced following Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina. Many were worried that Irma could cause an even greater amount of damage.

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How Big of a Threat is Amazon and E-Commerce to Retail?

Amazon. What can we say? The company made it possible to buy virtually anything without leaving your home.

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U.S. Unemployment and GDP: Imperfectly Aligned

August employment data and the revised GDP growth rate for Q2 show that GDP growth was higher, but the unemployment rate also rose slightly. Shouldn’t unemployment drop when economic growth increases?  Not always.

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