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Business News

Key Inflation Gauge Posts Fastest Annual Price Gain In 30 Years

Some economists have expressed concerns that if prices accelerate too fast and stay high for too long, expectations of further price increases will take hold, driving up demand for wages and potentially triggering the kind of wage-price spiral that plagued the economy in the 1970s.

Business News

Beware the Goldilocks Labor Data

The May non-farm payrolls number appears to be a Goldilocks figure but we're not convinced. It's hot enough for the market to believe economic activity is accelerating yet not so hot as to force the FOMC's hand.

Business News

Biden Picks Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to Head Treasury Department

Yellen would be the first woman to hold the job, and the first person to hold the three most influential economic positions in government: chair of the Federal Reserve, head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and treasury secretary.

Money & Finance

3 Takeaways for Business Owners in Light of the Federal Interest Rate Hikes

Monitoring key predictors, like federal interest-rate hikes, as opposed to relying on instincts, provides a far better road map for your business's future.

Business News

Expect the Fed Rate Hike to Impact Your Wallet

This is only the second time since the end of the Great Recession it has been increased.

Business News

Fed Records Show Dozens of Cybersecurity Breaches

The U.S. Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as "espionage," according to Fed records.

Money & Finance

Small Banks More Likely to Give Businesses the Funds They Need, Fed Says

Business owners were more positive in 2015, but cash flow and retaining good employees remain large concerns.

Fundraising

Wall Street Dreads a Fed Rate Hike but Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Worry

The smallest businesses that most need financing rarely qualify for a standard bank loan. An uptick in interest rates doesn't change that.,

Starting a Business

New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses

The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.

Growing a Business

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.

Leadership

Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve

President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, to serve as the central bank's next chairman.

Operations & Logistics

Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will appeal an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court that challenged the swipe-fee regulations set by the central bank.

Debt / Loans / Refinancing

Why the Fed Should Ease Up on Weak Small Banks (Opinion)

Lending to small businesses has dropped, but experts disagree on the reason.

Business News

How High Can the Fed Go? How to Trade it

How high can the Federal Reserve interest rate go? A lot higher, but it's more important to understand which sectors will win in 2023. We have the answer.