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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
July 25, 2013 Posted by

The "mainstream" employment statistics don't tell the whole story.  Here's a look at the number of people working and the number of people living off them.

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SVB in the community; U.S.
July 23, 2013 Posted by

There's nothing like a great cause to bring a team together -- even in blistering heat. As part of Silicon Valley Bank's 30 Years | 30 Causes campaign, our Northern Virginia office volunteered at our local Humane Society to build additional kennels for dogs awaiting adoption. A couple days before the event, we wondered if this was such a good idea.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
July 19, 2013 Posted by

Bernanke flinches, earnings steady, retail sales stumble, and housing falls.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
July 17, 2013 Posted by
Since the onset of the financial crisis, the Fed has beenpursuing a hyper-aggressive monetary policy strategy.  QE is running its course and the Fed is signaling a possible end, but I wonder whether that’s because it has worked, or because it hasn’t.
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SVB in the community; U.S.
July 12, 2013 Posted by
In Minnesota, we are certainly not alone when it comes to striving to do good in our community.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
July 12, 2013 Posted by
IMF downgrade, private fund unveiling, China trade, and German sovereignty.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
July 11, 2013 Posted by
A quick, broad look at today's economy.
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Observation Deck
July 01, 2013 Posted by
The Fed believes the U.S. economy must be on stronger footing to consider reducing bond purchases and ending quantitative easing programs (QE). The talk of the possible end of QE led to a recent spike in bond yields. Since Chairman Ben Bernanke’s economic testimony to Congress on May 22, the U.S. Treasury curve has seen bond yields climbed as high as 60 basis points.
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