Business investment has been falling for three quarters. Should we worry?

Jan 30, 2020
Money spent on things like equipment, computers and office supplies accounts for about 13% of gross domestic product.
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Companies also suffer when the stock market goes crazy

Dec 28, 2018
Volatility impacts a company’s stock price, which has big consequences for the company itself, not just for the investors.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

GE cuts dividend but shareholders may ultimately benefit

Nov 13, 2017
General Electric announced today that all is maybe not well inside the multinational conglomerate empire. CEO John Flannery said the next couple years will be less profitable than previously thought and that, among other changes, he company will cut its…

How Trump's political drama could hurt the economy

Jun 28, 2017
Investigations and turmoil have potential economic costs, experts say.
President Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Do tax cuts automatically lead to economic growth?

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Jun 6, 2017
It depends on what kind of taxes are cut and how they are paid for.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney discusses the Trump administration's proposed fiscal year 2018 budget at a press conference. The $4.1 trillion budget would cut programs for the poor while offering big tax cuts for the wealthy.
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Behind the World Bank's new global growth forecast

Jun 8, 2016
The bank is just the latest to revise growth figures downward. Here's why

Why the global economy is stuck in a 'low-growth trap'

Jun 1, 2016
And what policymakers should do about it.

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Forget the elevator. Try pitching on a ski lift

Apr 6, 2015
A New Mexico business group came up with a new twist on the investment pitch.