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October 2018 Small Business Optimism: Two Years Of Continued Historic Readings
Small business optimism continued its two-year streak of record highs, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index October reading of 107.4.
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Will Toshiba Announcement Add To Over 81K Tech Cuts Announced So Far In 2018?
This past week, Toshiba Corporation announced 7,000 job cuts as part of their recovery strategy, reorganizing their energy segments in the U.S. and U.K.
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October 2018 CBO Monthly Budget Review: Fiscal Year Deficit Increased To 3.8% Of GDP
In fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, the federal budget deficit totaled $779 billion—$113 billion more than the shortfall recorded in 2017.
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Housing Supply And Prices For Amazon HQ2 Finalist Cities
There’s been endless analysis, comparisons and speculation ever since Amazon announced this January that it was considering 20 finalist cities for its second U.S. headquarters - a so-called HQ2 competition.
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October 2018 Job Cuts Surge 37%
For the third time this year, one company's announcement has made up the bulk of job cuts for one month, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 75,644 jobs from their payrolls in October.
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Most Jobs Face Automation In Next 20 Years
Despite a strong labor market, some people worry that they may be put out of a job due to automation.
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Betting On India
3 years ago
I am a foreigner who lives in India about 6 months a year. there is a theory that a ship runs smoother if all rowers are rowing in the same direction - even if it is wrong. At this point Rajan is the rower trying to move the ship in the opposite direction. It is significantly easier to slow an economy down than speed it up - in fact, i see no evidence from anywhere in the world that monetary policy can be used to accelerate an economy. Rajan's policies are a brake on the indian economy.
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