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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

The past week’s “How To” articles and other business new stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan: How an Entrepreneur’s Passion Can Destroy a Startup, Wall Street Journal. “Call it the paradox of entrepreneurship: The very thing it takes to start a business often ends up destroying it….as Steve Jobs warned, ‘Follow […]

Investment Across Borders: U.S. Challenges on Foreign Investment

by Raymond J. Keating- In our global economy, goods and services flow across borders and so does investment. Investors and businesses can seek opportunities around the globe to enhance efficiencies and boost returns. A report from the U.S. Treasury Department on August 15 generated some news regarding U.S. investment outflows. As noted in a Bloomberg […]

FACT OF THE WEEK: July CPI, the Fed, and the Inflation Curve

In July, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers, a standard gauge of inflation, cooled as compared to recent months. CPI rose 0.1 percent for the month. That was the slowest rise since February, as CPI inflation ran at 0.2 percent in March, 0.3 percent in April, 0.4 percent in May and 0.3 […]


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