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Source: USA Today
A new survey of economists reveals that three-quarters expect a U.S. recession by 2021. They don't blame the Federal Reserve, however. Most see dire effects caused by huge and rising federal deficits.
Source: Knowledge@ Wharton
the paper titled “Wrongful Benefit & Arctic Drilling” asks whether it should be permissible for companies to profit from past decisions that have proven to be detrimental
March 20, 2019 Opinion: Why further financial crises are inevitableSource: FT
We learnt this month that the US Federal Reserve had decided not to raise the countercyclical capital buffer required of banks above its current level of zero, even though the US economy is at a cyclical peak. It also removed...
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said that the U.S. economy has essentially been split into those benefiting from thriving corporations and those who are left behind.
Source: South China Morning Post
n the last few weeks the warnings have come thick and fast: the world economy is teetering on the edge of a new global recession, and sooner rather than later is going to tip over the edge into the abyss. Happily, the alarm bells...
March 12, 2019 Morgan Stanley: The stock market correction isn't over as evidence builds for a further slowdownSource: CNBC
The investment bank projected that full-year earnings per share forecasts for S&P 500 companies are likely to further fall between 4 percent and 5 percent, which could put added pressure on the index. The S&P 500 has gained more...
General Electric GE, +2.67% fell to under $7 a share in December. From the beginning of 2014 to the start of 2019, GE plummeted 67% while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.96% increased 45% in the same five-year period. And GE’s dividend is...
At the end of it all, the average household was 20 percent poorer in 2009 than just two years before: The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations went from $69 trillion in 2007 to a trough of $55 trillion in 2009.
March 6, 2019 Recessions Are Getting Tougher to PredictSource: Bloomberg
Although the U.S. government said the economy expanded at a faster-than-expected rate of 2.6 percent last quarter, there’s little doubt that activity has slowed considerably this year. Market participants should prepare...
February 27, 2019 The Rich Are Still Getting RicherSource: The Nation
Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And this phenomenon of ever more...
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