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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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Where Wearables Are Headed in 2016

Over the last couple of years, there has been a flood of wearable technology — from smart watches to pure activity trackers such as Fitbit. So, what’s likely to happen in 2016? These are 2016 predictions from James A. Martin, … Continue reading

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Slow North American Retail Growth Ahead

United States and Canadian retailers are forecast to be in a slow to moderate growth mode well into the future. According to an eMarketer study: “Despite steady growth of 3%, which puts the U.S. ahead of Canada’s rate of increase, … Continue reading

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