Strategic Global Intelligence Brief for May 18, 2018

Short Items of Interest—U.S. Economy Job Mobility It has long been the case that workers in the U.S. have been willing to move to where the employment opportunities are. This was how many recessions have been dealt with in the past. Opportunities sprang up somewhere and people relocated. Today, that pattern is rare. There are many reasons people ca...
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Strategic Global Intelligence Brief for May 17, 2018

Short Items of Interest—U.S. Economy Managing Trade Deficits To begin with, there is a deep misunderstanding as to what creates deficits and surplus on the global market. The Trump belief is that this is all about plots to negatively impact the U.S. economy with unfair trade practices, but the reality is that trade has far more to do with which cou...
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Strategic Global Intelligence Brief for May 16, 2018

Short Items of Interest—U.S. Economy Industrial Production Levels Rise Again The 0.7% rise in industrial output marks the third month in a row for gains. This indicates a broadly healthy industrial market. The industries that are included in this measure range from mining to manufacturing, as well as the utilities. Over the course of the last years...
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Companies Debate Small Business Hiring Growth

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The cost-saving efforts of the U.S. tax reform are beginning to manifest in the small business market, as financial services and business consultant CBIZ, Inc. recorded a bump in its Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) in March. February's disappointing results of a slight decrease in hiring among small businesses was redeemed last month when th...
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