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The Collapse of SVB was a Wake-up Call, But High Yield and Loan Markets are Still Good Options

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Recent bank failures, like that of SVB, might seem like canaries in the coal mine, but investors at Barrow Hanley have a more optimistic projection, thanks to high yield and loan markets. The collapse of SVB may be reminiscent of the 2008 crisis, but thankfully, the effects so far have been much less severe….

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As Mortgage Rates Stay Up, Lenders and Brokers Need to Get ‘Creative’

Editor’s Note: This report was initially conducted after July 14’s Freddie Mac weekly average mortgage rates were released. Though the video focuses on those specific averages, the article has been expanded upon to add context from the last several weeks of mortgage rate fluctuation. Freddie Mac’s weekly averages since July 14 have been volatile, with…

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As Interest Rates Climb, Businesses Should Think Twice About Slowing Spending

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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IMF Says Crypto Isn’t Fit to Become Legal Tender; Are They Right or Wrong?

The International Monetary Fund has taken a bold stand regarding crypto, the increasingly popular alternative currency — it’s not fit to become legal tender or official national currency, coming off the heels of El Salvador’s bitcoin announcement. What does this mean for the currency’s future, and does the IMF’s background in Latin America add…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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The Global Privacy Revolution: Navigating the New Landscape of Data Collection and Integration
May 28, 2024

The Global Privacy Revolution: Navigating the New Landscape of Data Collection and Integration In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the global emphasis on privacy is emerging as a powerful disruptor, fundamentally transforming how businesses collect and integrate customer data. This shift is not merely a regulatory hurdle but a profound evolution in societal values, recognizing…

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Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment
Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment Practices
May 28, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Dr. Marisa Randazzo to discuss the importance of continuous improvement in threat assessment practices.  Dr. Randazzo shares her extensive experience in threat assessment, emphasizing the importance of quality training and to regularly evaluate and enhance their threat assessment…

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