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Quarterly Economic Report
September 29, 2011 Posted by
The so-called “law of diminishing marginal utility” tells us that increasing the consumption of one product while retaining constant consumption of other products creates a decline in the marginal utility derived from each additional unit...
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Global Edge
September 29, 2011 Posted by
U.S. companies are increasingly looking to foreign markets for new sales opportunities, which can be challenging but rewarding if you are properly prepared for the risks involved...
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Advisories
September 21, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted today to keep the target interest rate unchanged at a range of zero to 0.25 percent and reiterated that economic conditions are likely to warrant "exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate at least through mid-2013" ...
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Technology
September 21, 2011 Posted by
TechStars is an excellent example of this kind of collaboration in action. An elite, mentorship-driven start-up accelerator, the TechStars philosophy focuses on mentorship, and surrounding startups with highly engaged members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to coach and support them to success.
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Asia
September 15, 2011 Posted by
It is not uncommon for American companies to construct and develop manufacturing or R&D facilities in China or, in the case of a joint venture with a Chinese partner, to have the partner contribute its land and buildings to the venture.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 12, 2011 Posted by
In "normal" times, investors and traders use economic and market data to drive their decision-making process. When the economy is growing, inflation and employment are stable, and earnings are solid, investors look primarily to data that would show any sort of stumble in these three measures.
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FX Outlook
September 12, 2011 Posted by
The Swiss National Bank has said it would set a minimum exchange rate of 1.20 Swiss francs per euro and committed to sell unlimited amounts of Swiss francs to control how much the franc can gain. This measure is a last-resort response to contain the recent strong appreciation of the Swiss franc due to a huge influx of safe-haven-seeking capital into the currency ...
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Observation Deck
September 01, 2011 Posted by
The much-anticipated recent speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was notable not so much for monetary policy insight – but because he emphasized that it is now Congress and the President's turn to step up. But the Fed still has options available to support the economy ...
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