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October 03, 2011 Posted by
On September 8, President Obama announced his American Jobs Act to both Congress and the American people. The ultimate goal of this act is intended to support the labor market, boost spending, and jumpstart the slowing economy ...
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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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August 01, 2011 Posted by
For more than a year, the euro zone's debt drama has been flaring up, fanned by financial challenges in Greece, Ireland and Portugal. With escalating market concerns about the potential fallout from defaults in Greece ...
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July 01, 2011 Posted by
With QE2 now complete, the ongoing debate centers on whether the Federal Reserve Board should or will implement another round of quantitative easing. However, there are significant current differences that argue against the need for a QE3 ...
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June 01, 2011 Posted by
Given that the first quarter of 2011 saw a lower-than-forecasted GDP growth of 1.8 percent, and higher fuel and food price growth are curbing spending on discretionary items for households, is the positive trend in job growth sustainable?
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May 02, 2011 Posted by
With the economy said to be on a firmer footing this year, given stronger economic data and greater confidence, investors are anxious for improved returns in their investment portfolios ...
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April 01, 2011 Posted by
In the time since the Federal Reserve Board brought the target fed funds rate to 0.00 - 0.25 percent, there has been more volatility and opportunity in the two-year Treasury note than short Treasury bills.
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March 01, 2011 Posted by
Most of our technology and life science clients just wrapped up their annual financial planning and budgeting process - and March is typically a good month to perform an itemized review of investment portfolios ...
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February 01, 2011 Posted by
From the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary comes a reasonably good definition for elephant in the room: "An obvious problem that nobody wants to discuss". It seems a near-perfect description of the situation facing money fund providers, and their investors ...
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January 03, 2011 Posted by
For the new year ahead of us, many facets of the economy look to be replicas of 2010. Though there have been improvements in certain parts, much remains the same ...
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