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Decoding the First CPI Report of 2024: Inflation, Stickiness, and Economic Implications

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The battle to reign in the economy continues in 2024. Inflation continues to be top of mind as the first Consumer Price Index (CPI) report of 2024 was released this month. According to the report, Americans experienced a 3.4% increase in the cost of living compared to the beginning of 2023. The numbers […]

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June Consumer Price Index is a Good Sign, But If Inflation Stops Trending Down More Interest Rate Hikes Are On The Way

In the chaotic landscape of the global economy, the recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports have offered a small glimmer of hope. Data suggests that the stringent measures taken to combat the inflationary highs of 2022, which peaked at 9.1%, are beginning to bear fruit. Inflation in the United States eased to a multiyear low […]

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Do June’s CPI Numbers Mean More Interest Rate Hikes? Experts Are Watching Other Indicators For a Better Answer

The dance between inflation and interest rates is a delicate one, and the Federal Reserve’s role as the choreographer is critical. With the release of June’s CPI report, how should businesses gauge the health of the market and the chance for further interest rate hikes. What will be the Federal Reserve’s next move? June’s […]

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Businesses in the Blue Chip Supply Chain Should Prepare for Downstream Effects of More Interest Rate Hikes

As the Federal Reserve signals intent to raise interest rates at least one more this year after its most recent bump, the marketplace is set for a liquidity shift reminiscent of the early 1990s. The impact of further interest rate hikes on top-tier blue chip corporations is palpable; the downstream effects to other companies […]

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With Interest Rates At a 15-Year High, Businesses Should Reevaluate Debt Spending Strategies

The recent interest rate hike has brought us to the highest interest rates we’ve seen in over a decade. Even though the Fed is hinting at this being the highest point for the current saga of interest rate increases, businesses should carefully consider their debt spending strategies. The Federal Reserve has approved its 10th […]

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After the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse, Financial Experts Say ‘Fear’ and Bank Monopolization Could Be The Worst Ripple Effects

The U.S. banking system is under scrutiny after the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, leading to a review of the oversight mechanisms for financial institutions that are supposedly in place to more proactively detect dangerous banking activity. Along with the Fed’s continued interest rate hikes, SVB’s failed bet on government bonds investments, and the nature of […]

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The Inflation Train Slows Overall But Gains Renewed Month-to-Month Steam. What Does This Mean for Businesses?

Gauging the consequences and status of persisting inflation can be a slippery endeavor, as most inflation news usually carries good and bad elements. Based on the most recent inflation update, the February CPI report, inflation seems to be meagerly slowing down; consumer prices have risen 6% since last February, down from the 6.4% YoY increase […]

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Rethink Everything: Modern Cloud Environments Demand a Fusion of New Security Architectures, Continuous Education and Educated Partnerships
April 22, 2024

As businesses increasingly transition to cloud environments, the conversation around cybersecurity has become more crucial. The shift from on-premise to cloud-based infrastructures offers notable benefits like scalability and cost savings, yet it introduces unique challenges and complexities in security management. The stakes are high, with a significant rise in cyber threats exploiting the vulnerabilities […]

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Bullying, Suicide, and Society The Unseen Crisis in K-12 Education
April 22, 2024

In a recent episode of the Secured podcast hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security Services, the tragic case of a transgender student named Nicks Benedict from Oklahoma grabbed national attention. Benedict, a 16-year-old who identified with he and they pronouns, died by suicide after a bullying incident at school. The […]

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Acoustics CAD Simulation: The Future of Aerospace Design
April 22, 2024

As industries strive to meet stringent noise regulations and enhance acoustic performance, acoustic CAD simulation has become an essential tool in aerospace design. The European Environment Agency reports that noise pollution affects the well-being of millions, emphasizing the need for advanced acoustic solutions to mitigate these effects. What cutting-edge strategies and technologies can address […]

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Forum Mobility Leads Sustainable Supply Chain Revolution with Zero-Emission Vehicles Subscription Model
April 22, 2024

As Earth Day shines a spotlight on environmental stewardship, the conversation around sustainability has extended its roots deep into the veins of the global supply chain. With stringent regulations coming into effect in California, mandating the transition to zero-emission vehicles for port entry, the race to adapt has been catalyzed. This push towards sustainability, […]

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Is Cooling Inflation Really Shaping Consumer Buying Behavior?
February 9, 2023

Inflation in the U.S. reached its highest rate in four decades at 6.6 percent in 2022, and as prices rose, consumers were naturally expected to shift gears and slow down on spending. A record-setting holiday season for retail sales assuaged some of those concerns. Couple that with the most recent CPI report, which had some […]

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US Economy Cools Like the Fed Wants, Still Risks a Stall in 2023
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — The US economy beat expectations in the last quarter of 2022, posting the kind of mild slowdown that the Federal Reserve wants to see as it attempts to tame inflation without choking off growth. Economists who dug into the details, though, saw enough warning signs – especially in weakening demand among American consumers […]

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What’s in Store for 2023 With the Current Volatility in the Stock Market?
January 23, 2023

With the S&P 500 down at about 20% and the Nasdaq down at almost 30%, a lot of questions have been flying around about what’s causing the declines and volatility in the stock market. Many have said the market is just trying to balance itself after the spike during the COVID-19 period, while others […]

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As Goldman Sachs Predicts Deflation, Labor Market Remains “Most Forward-Looking” Inflation Indicator
November 29, 2022

Deflation is finally in the air. Firms like Goldman Sachs are expecting a drastic decline in U.S. inflation in 2023, estimating personal consumption expenditure (PCE) figures as low as 2.9% by December 2023, compared to the current measure of 5.1%. This comes in the wake of the CPI growing at slower rate than anticipated, clocking […]

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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 climate and whether or not monetary policy is having its intended effects. On August 10, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the most recent consumer price index for […]

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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 federal funds rate at a range of 2.25% to 2.5%. This is now the third interest rate increase in 2022, rising sharply from 0.25% in March […]

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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 Department said that new claims for jobless benefits came down to 375,000 last week. CNBC reports that there were also a record high number of open […]

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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 enough for the biggest month-over-month increase since October, 2017. The data is a measure of factory, mining and utility output. It was not long ago we discussed […]

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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 how Whittier Trust CIO Sandip Bhagat broke down the news in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the central […]

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