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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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2016 Forecasts from Bloomberg

About this time each year, a number of well-known, reliable sources produce their forecasts for the  following year. Bloomberg (via its Bloomberg Businessweek) has just published its “The Year Ahead 2016” issue. Here is a video overview of the year … Continue reading

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An Early 2015 Retail Holiday Forecast

According to consulting firm Deloitte’s latest retail forecast, 2015 holiday sales are expected to increase by 3.5 to 4 percent. This includes both online shopping and brick-and-mortar stores. Take a look at this video from The Street.    

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Deloitte’s Back-to-College 2014 Forecast

Yesterday, we posted about Deloitte’s 2014 back-to-school shopping forecast. Today’s post features Deloitte’s 2014 back-to-college shopping forecast. For this forecast, the company questioned more than 450 parents of college students to “determine the top honors and consumer shopping trends likely to impact … Continue reading

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Deloitte’s Back-to-School 2014 Forecast

Consulting firm Deloitte recently conducted a survey on back-to-school shopping for 2014. The company questioned more than 1,050 parents with students in grades K-12 to “determine the top standouts and consumer shopping trends for the back-to-school season.” Some of the highlights of the … Continue reading

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