How Economic Growth Varies by State

The economy has grown mightily in recent quarters, overall. But not all states share equally in the bounty. Some new data from the government illustrates this point.

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 49 states and
the District of Columbia in the third quarter of 2018, according to statistics…

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How “Amazon HQ2” Might Impact Real Estate

Amazon recently abandoned plans to build a second site for its “HQ2” expansion in New York City. According to news reports, unexpectedly strong local opposition to the plan ultimately scuppered the deal.

Local activists in New York were incensed about several
aspects of the potential move: a $3 billion tax…

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Which Industries are Fueling Growth?

The U.S. economy has been growing strongly in recent quarters. According to government statistics there was a 3.4 percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) during last year’s third quarter. This is down from the second quarter, but still significantly higher than the average growth seen…

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Consumer Confidence Slips

Consumer confidence has taken a hit over the past two months, as Americans absorbed news of dysfunction in Washington and abroad.

The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index decreased
in January, following a decline in December. The Index now stands at 120.2
(1985=100), down from…

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CEOs Concerned About Talent and a Recession, According to Report

A new global survey reveals that CEOs view a recession as their biggest external concern for 2019. They cited attracting and retaining talent as their top internal concern.

Conducted each year by The Conference Board, the findings
from C-Suite Challenge 2019 also show that CEOs feel particularly…

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