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Four 2016 Video Forecasts by TIAA-CREF’s Chief Economist

TIAA-CREF, the full-service investment firm that manages nearly $835 billion in assets, recently produced a series of short videos about the year ahead (2016) featuring its Chief Economist Tim Hopper.  1. The U.S. economy should accelerate modestly this year. 2. Fed rate … Continue reading

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A Video Look at Retailer Optimism

According to CIT: “Facing an ever-evolving landscape, retailers must prioritize innovation above all else as an essential step for survival. An omni-channel presence that includes mobile, Web, and social media appears to have the greatest potential. Retailers have continued to … Continue reading

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Are Wages on the Verge of Rising Again?

Positive performance of the Gross Domestic Product? Check. Unemployment rate still dropping? Check. Energy prices down from last year? Check. (Despite some recent price increases). So, why haven’t U.S. wages risen faster and higher than they have? Are wages finally … Continue reading

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How Strong Is the U.S. Economy for Retailers?

There have been many conflicting reports about the state of U.S. retailing. Some experts are rather pessimistic, while others are more optimistic. Count Mr. Steven Keith Platt, Director and Research Fellow at the Platt Retail Institute, among the latter: “The U.S. consumer … Continue reading

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Consumer Spending Back on Track

More good news for retailers!! As reported by Stagnito Business Information’s New Products Report: “Consumer spending is in line with pre-recession trends and consumer optimism is higher than it’s been in years, according to Mintel’s annual comparative audit report American … Continue reading

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The Economic Benefits of Local Shopping

On the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, American Express annually promotes Small Business Saturday. So, just how important is local shopping for the economy? CreditDonkey, a credit-card comparison and financial education Web site., has prepared an infographic that looks … Continue reading

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Consumer Sentiments in 2013

Check out this video clip from Prosper Business Development. It discusses how consumers feel about the economic environment and how it affects them.  

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