After 47 years of association, Great Britain officially departed the European Union on January 31. The full impact of this momentous action has yet to be realized, but it is certain to alter the global political and trade landscape.
Beginning this summer, the latest iteration of the ubiquitous credit scoring model known as the FICO Score will debut to either the delight or dismay of millions of consumers.
In the short run, the deal provides for a two-year boost in Chinese purchases of US goods and services and includes some modest easing of Chinese trade restrictions. The longer term implications however are likely more advantageous to China
On December 20, President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion budget bill into law that included a separate act making major changes to 401(k) and IRA accounts.
For the fifth month on a row, US industrial production contracted in December reflecting a number of challenges including trade tensions, dollar strength and a general slowdown in global production.
History has amply demonstrated that economic forecasting is a fool’s errand. With that admonition in mind, here are a few predictions for 2020.
In terms of direct impact on every American, no Fed leader stood taller (literally and figuratively) than Paul Volcker, who died last week at age 92. His passing should be noted especially by the generation that followed for whom “inflation” is a foreign concept.
Some readers may be old enough to recall a devastating period of energy shortages beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, as US supplies fell behind and the OPEC oil cartel…
It’s that time again; Black Friday is over, Cyber Monday is past, only 20 more “biggest online sale days ever” before Christmas. But attention to a few important tax issues…
For the past two weeks we have been looking at economic cycles and typical policy responses. But the characteristics of cycles have evolved over time, as have the responses to countercyclical intervention. This suggests a good news-bad news scenario: lower economic volatility, but reduced impact of government responses.