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Why July’s Consumer Price Inflation is Forcing Businesses to Reckon with Hiring Strategies

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After weeks dotted with interest rate hikes, mortgage rate oscillation, and dropping energy prices, U.S. businesses and consumers finally got a fresh look at the nation's inflationary Read more

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Retail Sales Take a Wild Ride
November 28, 2022
   Retail sales have been all over the map the past few months. They have dropped, then risen just enough to get retailers excited, and then dropped again. High inflation rates and concern for Read more
The Commercial Space Age Is Upon Us
November 28, 2022
   As part of an agreement signed Nov. 18 with Blue Origin, the U.S. Space Systems Command paves the way for Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket to compete for national security launch contracts Read more
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The Future of Education: Disrupting the School Bus
November 28, 2022
  Education has evolved phenomenally in recent years, but some structures around it need to catch up. Dated school bus operations are a significant sticking point in the education Read more
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Why July’s Consumer Price Inflation is Forcing Businesses to Reckon with Hiring Strategies
August 26, 2022
After weeks dotted with interest rate hikes, mortgage rate oscillation, and dropping energy prices, U.S. businesses and consumers finally got a fresh look at the nation's inflationary Read more
As Interest Rates Climb, Businesses Should Think Twice About Slowing Spending
August 1, 2022
Another day, another interest rate hike. The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday afternoon that it'd be raising the federal funds rate by 0.75%. Previously at 1.58%, this now puts the Read more
New US Jobless Claims Fall to 375,000, as Nearly 3 Million Americans Remain Unemployed
August 13, 2021
  For the third week in a row, initial jobless claims declined as the United States' labor market continues to recover from the 2020 recession. On August 12, the Labor Read more
B2B News Update: What Factory Production and Holiday Travel Have in Common
December 18, 2019
  Data out of Washington, D.C. this week shows positive signs for American factory production. The November numbers show a seasonally-adjusted increase of 1.1% in November. That’s good Read more
The Shortlist for August 2, 2019: Interest Rates, Impossible Burgers and Big Mergers
August 2, 2019
  The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter-percentage point on Wednesday, its first reduction in 11 years. However, this is no indictment on the state of the U.S. economy. Here’s Read more
What Does the Federal Reserve Rate Cut Mean for Builders?
July 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the first time since 2008. The quarter-percentage point reduction comes at a time of global economic slowdown and uncertainty in trade Read more